Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pompom Purse

Make a pompom purse like I did, with a felted bag and adding felt appliques that are embroidered with the same yarn you used to make the pompoms...

Here's what you'll need.

Red Heart - Easy Tweed - 6613 Aran
MODA DEA - Spellbound - 2741 Lancelot
Red Heart - Soft Yarn - 1882 Toast

Grey, Gold, Beige, Brown

Pinking Shears
Upholstery Needle

  1. Make 3 Aran pompoms, on the 1” step of the Pattiewack™ pompom tool, winding 20 times and tying with 8” of yarn.  Lay aside.
  2. Make 3 Lancelot pompoms, on the 1-1/2” step of the pompom tool, winding 20 times and tying with 8” of yarn.  Lay aside.
  3. Cut hearts, flowers and shape from felt with pinking shears.  Embroider assorted stitches in the felt shapes. 
  4. Cut 3 brown circles with pinking shears and sew wooden beads into the centers.
  5. Arrange shapes and pompoms on the side of the purse, pinning in place.  Use photo as a guide if desired.  Sew to the purse, using the upholstery needle.
  6. Make 3 tassels, on the 2” step of the tassel tool, winding 20 times and tying the tops with 12” of yarn.
  7. Tie the tassels onto the zipper pull.

Pompom Wreath for Everyday

I'm totally infatuated with the BodieandFou blog right now.  I love the organic taste and the DIY practicality of the images and projects, including this truly sweet pompom wreath!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Glitter on the loose

I saw this at ABC Carpet and Home in New York and fell in love with the idea. They poured loose glitter on the tabletops and encouraged shoppers to play in it. I love this idea.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

Pompom Garland

I'm in love with this pompom garland and it's an easy project to make with my pompom tool!

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

St. Patrick's Day - Lucky Charm

St. Patrick's Day is next week.
In fact, it's next Tuesday.  
So, I remembered this cute charm I made last year to wear for a little luck.  
It is on the iLoveToCreate site with full instructions under Lucky Charm Necklace.  

You will love how easy it is to get the pretty resin look with Aleene's Paper Glaze.  
You can either wear it as a pendant or on a cute bracelet as a charm.  
Or wait!  Give it to a friend as you're giggling over a green brewskie!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March is National Craft Month

In accordance with the Craft & Hobby Association, March is National Craft Month. Created in 1994, it was designed to help people learn about and re-discover the joy of crafting and all its many benefits.

You'll see this sign in your local craft stores and find lots of project ideas, classes, super sales, and inspiration this month as all of us crafty peeps join together to celebrate crafts!

Tie Dyed Bridesmaid

At the national Craft Place website you'll find projects from everyone in the industry,
including this Tie Dyed Bridesmaid Dress we designed for  iLoveToCreate,
along with dozens more fabulous ideas.

So, spread the word and throw a craft event this month to share your love for crafting...

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Monday, March 7, 2011

Cloth Paper Scissors - Mixed Media SHOES by PattieWack!

Just as I was about to leave the iLoveToCreate studio Friday, Holly bounced around the corner with a package from our mail drop.  Of course I had to open it when I saw that it was from Interweave, because I've been looking for the issues to come out with my three pairs of Mixed Media Shoes.

 There they were in the March/April 2011 Issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine.
Not only did the Editor, Jenn Mason publish the shoes... 
Tooooo cute, Jenn!
And I love her matching leggings, too.
This issue is "all about being inspired by fashion," according to Jenn.  "Whether it's shoes, jewelry, or the shirt off your back - mixed media and collage can definitely help you make your own fashion proclamation."
 When you open your magazine, you'll see my 'zentangle' art shoes... 
my poetic stillettos, and my favorite painted polka dots with decoupage pin-up girls!

Get your March/April 2011 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors and let me know what you think!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Urban Ornaments Shopping Spree

My favorite boutique and home decor store,
Urban Ornaments in Clovis had a 4-Year Anniversary party this weekend.  
Scott and I met some friends there to enjoy the cupcakes, mimosas, and fabulous finds. 
 The store is filled with gorgeous vignettes of refinished furniture, 
art, and crafts by local artisans.
 I absolutely am in love with the line of Papaya paper goods and gifts.  
I couldn't resist a new notebook.
 The crowd kept lingering for the finger-licking good cupcakes.
 This darling bookcase reminded me of some footstools I decoupage years ago.  
Must do some more of that!
 Scott went crazy for these 50's glass tumblers.  
I love the "Happy Hour" sign with the pin-up girl.
 Spools of thread, tassels, and wreaths were inspiring.  
I came home and went to my yarn stash to make a wreath with pompoms and tassels.
 This old clock would be gorgeous on a brick wall.
 The front of the store is adorable and you can't help but go inside.
 Rebekah and I both went nuts over these medallions of sheet music cones.  
I can just see these around her piano in her apartment.
What a fun day!  I picked up a vintage tiara, girlie notebook, and tons of inspiration.  
They have a facebook page, if you want to check it out:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Pompom Scarf

Pompom Scarf

This adorable pompom scarf is perfect to toss around your neck on a dreary winter day.  I loved making the pompoms in these yummy colors and the tassels on the bottom make a fancy dancy trim with a fun fringe.  

To make yours, you'll need the following yarns, and PattieWack Tools by Susan Bates.

Red Heart Soft Yarn, 4422 Tangerine
Red Heart Soft Yarn, 4420 Guacamole
Red Heart Soft Yarn, 9518 Teal

Small size Pattiewack™ Pompom Tool
Small size Pattiewack™ Tassel Tool

  1. Make 4 Tangerine pompoms, on the 1” step of the Pattiewack™ pompom tool, winding 50 times and tying with 8” of yarn.
  2. Make 4 Guacamole pompoms, on the 1-1/2” step of the pompom tool, winding 55 times and tying with 8” of yarn.
  3. Make 4 Teal pompoms, on the 2” step of the pompom tool, winding 60 times and tying with 8” of yarn. 
  4. Tie the pompoms onto the scarf, using the photo as a guide if desired.
  5. Make 4 Teal tassels, on the 2-1/4” step of the tassel tool, winding 30 times and tying the tops with 12” of yarn.
  6. Make 6 Guacamole tassels, on the 1-3/4” step of the tassel tool, winding 40 times and tying the tops with 12” of yarn.
  7. Make 8 Tangerine tassels, on the 1-1/4” step of the Pattiewack™ tassel tool, winding 50 times and tying the tops with 12” of yarn.
Tie the tassel onto the ends of the scarf into bows, using the photo as a guide.

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