Maybe you don't have a hammer and nails. Could be you don't want to break a pretty newly polish fingernail. Perhaps you just don't have the time. Or maybe you are like me and the thought of putting another hole into your walls makes you cringe. Either way...hanging up your rulers doesn't have to be a big deal. For a few dollars (thanks to the help with a Sunday's paper coupon) all I used was some of those 3M Command strips hooks. The best ones I found was the small .5lb wire size. Worked like a charm. Check it out. Figure out where you like them to be, stick the red side to the hook...black to the wall as directed. Easy!
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Many of us have had PE Design or Palette for YEARS. Taken classes, bought tutorials, and played with it. Yet, it still sits in the box or remains useless. I myself have written many of those lesson plans, taught those classes and played hundred of hours with it.
I gotta tell you, I am THRILLED to see Craftsy just
released a class featuring Cynthia Hogan the Expert in this program who
has been using this and teaching this program for "EVER" and it is
Watch the trailer, take the class and you will NOT regret ONE second
of it. I am already into the third lesson and enjoying so many of her tips.
Get out your computer, take notes, and Have yourself a CREATIVE DAY,
Sewing Expos bring talent from all over the country and from all sorts of walks of life. In this blog I am going to show you some more of my favorite pics from the show. A few things I never saw before and a few with a new twist...Enjoy!
Meet Donna Robertson - owner of Fabric Cafe. Author, Teacher, Designer, & Co-Creator of Chenille by the Inch. Her booth was right across from mine and it was non-stop Hoppin' and boppin'. What I fell in love with was her Chenille Cutting Guide, Brush & pre-made fabrics in every color under the sun. Just think of the possibilities!
Check out these Urban Edge Spikes! Dave (the owner) and Alan (lead sales rep) showed me all sorts of neat things you could do with these clever new embellishments; purse, jewelry, home dec, etc. They screw on, therefore can be applied AFTER the project is complete. OHHH, the wheels were a turnin'! Check them out...they are available in all sorts of metallic finishes and bunches of colors. Soak up the fun and spread the creativity.
In a world of fast, now, quick...this was a nice change of pace. Talking with all the ladies on my side of the aisle about machine embroidery was fun (of course). But on the other side of the aisle I watch the nicest husband and wife couple talk to their customers about this Japanese braiding disc to create necklaces by hand. I had to go see for myself. This foam disc "Kumi Loom" with little plastic "bobbins" weaves together your project. Kathy James is the inventor and Bob is her husband, register man, and greeter! The beginner kit is recommended for pretty much anyone, Bob said even Heidi could do it. Check it out and see what you think.
I must say, meeting this next designer was one of my favorite conversations of the weekend. Rhonda Horvath is the inventor of RagSpun and you can read all about it on her website. Basically she takes bits of fabric, lays on larger fabric, sews over with her long arm quilting machine, then take the larger piece and washes it in hot water...dries it so the material
shrinks!! Then she has created her "RagSpun", which she then uses her die
cut machine to cut out the individual shapes. She has designed amazing patterns to go with them. What else is cool are these mini "Magnetic" wall hangers her husband makes. I begged her to let me buy her demo one (thank you Rhonda). BTW, she sells a ton of other things too...scarves, pins, and more...(I bought one of the scarves-the yarn in the package).
There is even more believe it or not...so stay tuned for the last blog on my finds from hunting at the OSQE in Lakeland.
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