Sunday, May 13, 2012

2012 Final Clearout....Fabrics!!
I am in the process of cleaning out my studio for good.  Time to find new homes for my wonderful fabric collection.

$3.00 or less per yard/meter!
Including designer fabrics
All lots are described the best I can and sizes are given.  Dimensions are given in inches, but for easy reference...
44" x 36" equals 1 yard.

Home decor fabrics (where noted) are heavier weight and wider widths.
Great for home decor projects or for your handbag patterns!
All sales final.

Scrap fabric bundles (where noted) also available.

Ordering information:
Please email your order request (including Lot # and your Paypal address) to
I will be updating this sale frequently, but in the event that your selection is already sold, I will contact you asap. Be sure to include your Paypal address so I can send you an invoice.

Payment information:
Paypal or cash with pickup only. To prevent your order from being voided, please complete the Paypal transaction within 12 hours of receiving your invoice.  Don't have Paypal, its easy to sign up!  Instant payment only (instant transfer or secured with credit card).  
Paypal fees will be charged to you, the buyer at a rate of 3% of the total plus $0.30 per transacation (this is Paypal's fixed rate fee).

I will gladly give shipping quotes.  Please remember that I live in Canada.  This means that shipments are based on weight and size and anything crossing over the border will take approximately 2 weeks from date of shipment.  I will find the most economic way to ship your package.  I will not charge for packing supplies :) 

Feel free to ask questions
^^Lot 1.  **SOLD** 
Primitive Stars  $8.50
Green stars in circles 74x44"
Brown stars in squares 44x13"
Beige stars in circles 44x9" plus
Speckled mustard 22x12" plus

^^Lot 2. **SOLD**
Primitive Angel  $8.75
Leaves on beige 44x20"
Brown stripe  44x28"
Brown Angel 36x18"
Rust plaid 44x20"
Green plaid 44x20"

^^Lot 3. Pinks $11.00
Pink Linen 44x88" (2 yards)
Baby carriage  33x13"
Pink and beige damask 22x35" (1/2 yard)
Tone on tone hearts 25x44" (3/4 yard)
Thick stripes 17x32 plus 2 large scraps

^^Lot 4. **SOLD** 
 Cupcakes  $6.25
Green and pink squares (heavy cotton) 44x20"
Blue and green large flower 30x10" plus
Green with blue polka dots 44x22"
Green cupcakes 44x25"
blue/grey broadcloth 40x10" plus

^^Lot 5. **SOLD**
Amy Butler Blue  $10.50
Amy Butler blue flower 36x44" (1 yard)
Amy Butler blue dots 36x44" (1 yard)
Blue script 54x17"
Blue and tan stripes 44x25"
Blue large flower 36x33"

^^Lot 6. **SOLD**
Apples and Pears  $8.75
Orange and white large polka dots 37x44" (1 yard)
Blue with red polka dots 20x44"
Blue apples and pears 20x44" (1/2 yard)
Red butterflies (heavy cotton) 26x44"

^^Lot 7. **SOLD**
 Ice Cream  $6.00
Pink linen 14x22"
Small pink dots (large scrap)
Blue ice cream cones 26x44"
Chocolate brown with large pink dots 29x19"
Green hearts and flower buds (large scrap)
Pink hearts and and flower buds 27x36" plus

^^Lot 8. **SOLD**
Dandelions  $7.50
Light beige with large green flower print (home decor fabric) 58x36" plus
Brown with large cream dandelions 58x30"

^^Lot 9.  Flower Pots  $11.00
Carol Enders faded black check 102x44" (almost 3 yards)
Mini purple check 44x20"
Henry Glass blue whimsical flower pots 44x20"
Purple check 44x20"
Purple Plaid 44x20"

^^Lot 10.  Glamour Girl  $17.00
7.5 yards of fabric!!!!
White with large black dots (heavy cotton) 27x24.5"
and second piece 56x35"
Black with blue accessories 44x40" plus 23x28" attached
Black and white floral (home decor fabric) 24x50" and 33x13" attached
Glamour Girl retro black and white 44x22" and 16x20" attached
Black broadcloth 88x44"

^^Lot 11. Green Dandelions  $11.00
Chocolate brown flowers 26x26"
Beige with off white large leaf print 46x21"
Greena and brown stripe (home decor fabric) 29x18"
Green and teal butterfly (home decor fabric) 30x25"
Green large dandelion (home decor fabric) 25x26 plus
Muslin 54x56"
(note: there is a red mark near the edge of the muslin.
This can be easily cut off and will not effect the dimensions given)


HOME DECOR FABRICS- These have a heavier weight and larger widths.
Great for home and handbag projects
Sold in total yardage.  Cuts will not be made.  All sales final

 ^^Lot 12.  Cream and green soft damask - 2 yards  $5.00

 ^^Lot 13. **SOLD**
Liz Claiborne orange carnation Large print - 2 yards  $5.00

 ^^Lot 14.  Chocolate brown flowers - 2 yards  $4.00

 ^^Lot 15. Soft green and pink pineapple/floral - 3 yards  $6.00

 ^^Lot 16.  Brown damask - 2 yards  $5.00

 ^^Lot 17.  Pink and beige damask - 3 yards $6.00

 ^^Lot 18.  Green paisley - 1 yard  $3.00

 ^^Lot 19. **SOLD**
 Beige large floral - 1 yard  $3.00

^^Lot 20. **SOLD**
blue floral (this fabric has a shine to it and the flowers are embroidered) - 1 yard  $3.00


Great for scrap projects like fabric flowers, patchwork projects, button covers,
scrap booking, gift wrapping, hair clips, appliques, etc

I do not know the dimensions of each individual piece.  They
range from 8x8" squares to full quarters and more.   Most are very generous.
All sales final

^^Lot 20- Plaid Scraps $2.00

^^Lot 21 - **SOLD** Mustard Scraps $2.00

^^ Lot 22 - Christmas Scraps (there are a couple stars 'n stripes in there too)  $2.00

^^Lot 23 - Home Decor Green scraps  $2.00

^^Lot 24 - Black and White scraps $1.50

^^Lot 25 - Pink and Orange scraps - $2.00

^^Lot 26 - **SOLD**  Primitive Brown scraps $2.00

^^Lot 27 - Primitive Red scraps $2.00

^^Lot 28 - **SOLD** Primitive Asst scraps $2.00

^^Lot 29 - Primitive Green scraps $2.00

^^Lot 30 -  **SOLD**  Funky scraps  $1.50
 (these were cut for a pattern. 
Three fabrics in 3 sizes...8-14x6", 4-10x4", 8-6x3"

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Christmas Advent Calendars

I love Christmas and all the traditions it brings. My boys love counting down the days with the many Advent Calendars we have around the house. Several of them I've made over the years, but this one is definitely my favorite. Maybe its because everytime I look at it I think of the fun night I had chatting and sneaking treats with my two chicks Lori and Pauliene. There are no calories in chocolate when you eat it while giggling with girlfriends! LOL

We used some watchmaker tins and scrapbook papers and supplies to make these festive calendars. I had an old magnet board that I use to hang and display mine one. It was easy to just glue magnets on the back of the tins. The girls came up with a great idea of displaying the tins in a large tray on their coffee tables. Either way, all our kids love opening those tins everyday up to Christmas Eve!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Altered Tin Storage Buckets

Supplies needed:
Tin bucket (the buckets and hanging system shown here was purchased at IKEA)
plain white paper (you can tape several pieces together if needed for larger tins)
printed scrapbook paper
glue (a craft glue stick was used for this project. You could also use glue dots or white glue. Anything paper friendly)
optional: ribbon, tags, other embellishments

Step 1: lay your bucket on your paper close to one edge. Use your pencil to draw a line at the top and bottom of your bucket as you slowly roll it across the page. Be careful not to shift the bucket while drawing. Continue rolling and drawing until you've traced around the entire bucket with a little overlapping. You will end up with two arches.

Now draw a straight line from your top arch to your bottom arch on both ends and cut out. This is your template.

Fit it around your bucket to make sure it fits. You can make any minor adjustments to your template before you cut out your good printed paper.

If the fit is good, use the template to draw it on the back of your printed paper. I used a 12x12 sheet of scrapbook paper and drew the template on a diagonal from corner to corner. Cut it out and glue to your bucket. I glued down the starting edge, wrapped the paper around, and then glued the end.

I embellished my buckets by adding some ribbon and some metal rimmed tags, but anything goes! Have fun creating your own unique storage!

Altered Address Book

spiral bound journal
Assorted scrapbook papers
glue (I used a glue stick for the papers and a glue pen for the ribbon)

Lay open the front cover of your journal onto the back of your paper. Measure 1/2" larger and cut out. Do the same for the back cover.

For the front, tear into 3 strips (widths do not have to be even). We're going to leave out the middle part when attaching the paper so that another paper can peek out underneath it.

Cut a strip of coordinating paper wider than than what is needed to fill the open gap, and the same length as the cover paper.

Glue the bottom 'peek-a-boo' stip to the front cover, letting the edges overhang. Glue the two side stips overlapping the middle strip.

To fold over the edges to the inside of the cover, notch out the corner, fold down and glue.

Cut out a coordinating piece of paper the size of your inside cover and glue down. This will hide the edges of your front paper fold. Now complete the back cover the same way, except with only a solid paper on the outside instead of 3 strips.

Glue down ribbon along the paper edge both inside and on the front cover. Repeat on the back cover.

For the dividers, I glued down some precut chipboard tabs I had to the lined pages inside. You can cut these out of cardstock too.

Embellish! Embellish! Embellish!