Two of my favorites items from last week's link-up were actually submitted minutes apart by two different artists and just looked like they should be featured together.
This week, let's show off some of our best geometric designs and patterns!
|Use a scissors to remove the old strap from the slide and buckles.|
|Measure the width of the slide and buckles. Mine were 3/8-inch wide.|
|I found a cute 4-foot spool of 3/8-inch wide ribbon, on clearance for $0.50. What a bargain! This was perfect because the ends are finished so I don't need to worry about fraying.|
|Thread one end of the ribbon through the slide and machine stitch it, wrong sides together, as close to the slide as possible.|
|Thread the other end of the ribbon up through one of the buckles.|
|Then thread it up through the slide and down the other side.|
|Finally, thread the ribbon down through the other buckle and machine stitch it, wrong sides together, as close to the buckle as possible.|
Attach the strap to your camera and you are ready to take pictures your travels!
|Wash and dry your empty container. The label is printed on the container, so there's no need to remove it.|
Cut your paper into two 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 inch rectangles.
|Apply the Xtreme adhesive to the back of your first paper rectangle. I went around the edge of the paper with the adhesive and then applied two stripes across the middle of the paper.|
|Carefully position the paper on one side of the container.|
|Firmly press the paper against the container.|
Apply the second piece of paper to the other side of the container.
|It's completely fine to use the covered container with the lid as it is.|
|But, if you are feeling fancy, place the lid on a cutting mat and carefully use an X-Acto knife to cut a 1 x 1/4 inch slot in the lid.|
|Place the lid on your paper cover container.|
|Personalized Ruler by gclasergraphics|
|Apple Eyeglasses Case by joliefemme|
|Kia Ora! My name is Anissa Ljanta. I blog over at GrowMama.blogspot.com and I live in a tiny house overlooking the wild west coast of New Zealand. Creating and making have always been part of my life. My nana was a seamstress and my mama made our clothes when we were kids. I have been using a sewing machine since I was about 5.|
I travelled and lived away from NZ for 16 years and when I didn’t have access to a sewing machine, I sewed by hand. It’s a thing for me!
|I will give making anything a go but sewing is my thing. I love to be able to make garments from scratch, or upcycle a useful item out of something that would otherwise have been thrown away. I am a great believer in every day beauty. I will sometimes wear a vintage ball dress gardening or around the house of an evening, because let’s face it, when else would I wear them and the joy of each day is reason enough.|
|After an action packed 16 years, which involved living in a warzone, a teepee, an organic B &B in the French Pyrenees, street performing in Europe, a healthy dose of event organizing and environmental campaigning, living in communes, learning herbalism from grannies world wide and (let’s be honest), running quite feral, I resettled in NZ and started my own baby/childrenswear range. All designed by me and made from high quality vintage and retro fabrics which I sold online and in markets. My favourite thing was to see kids out and about wearing the pieces I had made.|
|I was a regular at the famous Kraftbomb market in Auckland in it’s hey day. When I started doing social media management and more writing work based from home I closed up shop. I thought I would miss it, but I had been running the GrowMama label for years, the market had become flooded with similar products and I felt liberated! I enjoy having the time to craft for friends and family again now. |
I co-founded the Sew Fun creative retreats here with a dear friend and it is now running as a co-operative which is fabulous. We are all so different and bring a diverse set of skills to the crafting table each month…all of those women are inspiring to me.
|I bring creativity to every area of my life…I am a blogger and writer and I bake, cook, sew, garden, homeschooling my son, into the events I organize and hopefully, the way I look at the world. If I don’t have a creative project on the go I start to feel a bit antsy and might become not so nice to be around. Creating is so important to me. It’s like free therapy! Plus, you get cool stuff out of the process.|
My greatest crafty love is for my trusty old Bernina Nova machine and I have always had an abiding love for vintage and retro fabrics.
|I think the project I am most proud of is the pillowcase bag design I came up with years ago. I use mine all the time, I see people using them out on the street and the post I wrote about them went seriously viral on Pinterest. It was very exciting but I am a huge fan of encouraging people to learn how to sew and make things, and the pillowcase bag is such a great simple project for learners and experienced folk alike.
I love the life I have crafted. I have wonderful work I do based from home, we homeschool and live in what has to be one of the most stunning places in the world. My crafting and work table has the best view of the whole house. I look out over our garden, the bush and out over the Pacific Ocean and a big chunk of sky. I feel blessed.
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|Use your Silhouette Cameo to cut your design from the heat transfer material. Peel off any excess material that is not a part of your design.|
|Position the heat transfer material on a clean shirt.|
Tip: Whenever you are putting designs on adult sized shirts, you want to position them at least 2-2.5 inches from the neckline, that's about 3-4 finger widths if you don't have a ruler handy.
|Follow the package directions to iron on the design.|
|First, thread. I cut a piece of tag board 1 inch wide and 2.5 inches long. Then I cut 5 slits on the side and one on the end that will secure the thread ends. I used a hole punch to create grooves that I could wind the thread around.|
I pulled my five thread colors through the bottom slit and tapped the ends to the back of the tag board.
|Then I wound navy, white, black, red and gray thread around the tag board.|
|Next, pins and needles. I cut a piece of black felt about 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.|
I slid in three needles and a handful of safety pins.
The felt piece can then be folded in half so that all the pins and needles are tucked inside.
|And I didn't forget to include some buttons. I picked an assortment of basic colors.|
|Then I threaded a twist tie through one hole of each button so they won't get lost.|