Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Just a quick post - a card I recently made.

<-----Here is a close up image of the coloring on the card I made for a friend. I used her wedding colors as inspiration :)

She is going for a candy theme - I can not wait to complete an invite for her wedding!

Friday, March 02, 2012

DIY sewing lables

I often sew things for my girls. I also have always thought it would be cute to have a handmade tag to go with it. I saw this on a blog here.  I created a little something in Microsoft Word. It has my initials LAC and over laying that says Stitched with Love along with the address to this blog. I got them to print on the reverse onto iron on transfer paper.
Once I decided on the length of the tag, (I used a white polyester ribbon for these) I cut a bunch of the ribbon along with the iron transfers. I cut theses as tight as I could to the image so that they fit the ribbon width that I had cut.
I iron the transfer to the right side of the ribbon.
This is what the tag would look like with the transfers on.
I took a new tag and sewed it into Grace's apron.

Thanks for stopping by :)

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

DIY Lightbox

I have been wanting some clearer, crisper images of the items that I posted on my blog. After searching on Pinterest I found directions to create my own light box for this purpose.

I came across this. I made my variation of it as you can see below:

 I started with a box I had laying around. I took my square rule and used that to mark off my openings. I hate measuring so I just laid the rule on the corner and two sides, traced the ruled, flipped the ruler and repeated. This gave me cut outs that each had the same width of box remaining on the edges.
 I then took some tongue depressors to reinforce the edges. I knew I would be putting weight on top of this box so I wanted to make sure it could hold the weight. I glued these on both sides of the cardboard.
 This I took some white muslin and lined both the inside and outside of the box. As you can see in the next photo you can see that I am not using a typical light source. When I went to Kent State, in their fashion design program, we were advised to have a light box for figure drawing. Once we mastered our figures we were able to use the base drawing with our light box so that we may draw clothing to the proper dimensions.

Below are a few pictures I snapped  - I love how clean they look with little background noise. 

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