Good graces talisman

A friend of mine is having a difficult life right now, and I was moved to make her a talisman necklace. Inside are special stones and small ceramic “coins” I made. I found this beautiful little heart on the corner of a Cuttlebug embossing folder and used it to press into a ball of clay. After I bisque fired the disks I glazed it with her favorite color. When I gave it to her, I told her to they each represent love, hope and beauty.

Make your own talisman necklace:

  1. Collect small meaningful tokens that represent your hopes for the person you are giving it to.
  2. Make a small pouch out of fabric that doesn’t fray, like leather, felt or vinyl
  3. If you aren’t handy with thread and needle, buy a small pouch at a gift store.
  4. You can also make a talisman box. This is great for men.

I hope every one of you out there are happy and healthy and live life to the fullest.

xoxSarah

 

Yudu fabric becomes a headband

I am making dresses for my little niece and I create headbands to match. In the process of figuring out how to cover little headbands with matching fabric I came up with an idea for my own headbands.

I find fabric I love and screenprint patterns (with the YUDU of course)  than I cover old or dated headband that I no longer wear. Here’s How:

  1. Dig out headbands that you no longer wear or that you regret buying because you realized the pattern was not that good after all.
  2. take a piece of fabric that you have screen printed (or not) and wrap it inside out around the headband.
  3. pin to itself, so that you can slide the headband out.
  4. Slide the headband out.
  5. Run a straight stitch on the machine to create a tube
  6. Turn right-side-out
  7. Slit the headband in the tub
  8. Close the ends by folding over twice and hand darning.
  9. TIP: try variations on the looseness to amek the fabric look like a tied head scarf. It stays in better and give that sexy 60s look.

Happy crafting,

xoxSarah

Valentine’s Card with the New Yudu Card Shop

I finally received the long awaited Yudu Card Shop and I just love it. I challenged myself to use the supplied screen designs and inks. Here is my rendition of a Valentine’s Day card. I used the blotters and stamping ink for the birds and words and I happened to have a tree stamp laying around which I used to make the stumps the birds sit on. It charmed me so, I am making more for general letter writing.

Happy crafting,
xoxSarah

Collage art using the cricut, YUDU and cuttlebug

I wanted to make a piece of art that would serve as both greeting and gift. I decided I would play around with collage, since I am so into that these days. Here I used the Give a Hoot owl screen printed onto a piece of fabric, I created these quilled flowers using the quilling kit for the cuttle bug (my fav) and cut out the word happy on the cricut. I can’t wait to give it to my friend this weekend!

Here’s the How-to >>

Happy crafting,

xoxSarah

Cricut templates and the Yudu

My young niece was over recently and wanted to make a tshirt for her dad for his birthday (my brother). Since the screen printing process, albeit easy by all standards on the YUDU, can be a bit much for an eight-year-old. So, I came up with the idea of cutting templates for use with YUDU ink. I helped her pick the image (a submarine from the Life Is A Beach cartridge) knowing my brother is a huge Beatles fan~he was totally charmed to receive this from his youngest daughter!

Here is the tutorial >>

Happy Crafting

xoxSarah

tick tock…and the mouse ran up the clock

My 3-yr old nephew is all about fairy tales this year, so for Christmas everyone got him books. I made him a book of a different order. Using the Nursery Rhymes cartridge, I made an old book into a clock that he can love and mom can use to see how long she’s been reading to him. Here are the directions on how to make one of these for yourself >>

Happy New Year and Happy Crafting!
xoxSarah

Decorate your Christmas tree with YUDU screenprinted paper bunting

Merry Christmas!
May you be Blessed with the Joy and Peace of this Day.

I went wild with the Yudu this season by screen printing scads of Bazzill Basics paper for Christmas cards and other things to decorate my house for the holidays. I got a bug in my bonnet to make bunting (this year’s indie crafter’s icon). So I cut up the paper into little flags and made this for my tree. (the snow flake is from the Winter Lace Seasonal cartridge)

Here’s how to make your own bunting out of paper >>

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and~as always~Happy Crafting
xoxSarah

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