The Craft Divas had a busy fun-filled summer. I did not do much sewing and I am missing my fabric and machines so it is time to get back to business.
I did recently do some machine embroidery for a group that I volunteer for. I am a Project Manager Ambassador for The I Am Experience (theiamexperience.org) whose mission is to promote positive affirmations in women of all ages and acknowledge the value women bring to themselves first and then to the rest of the world. I made shirts for the team members with the I Am Experience logo embroidered on them.
I have been looking for a while for embroidery digitizing software that doesn’t take an IQ of 170 to use and require a loan to buy. I believe my search may be over. The shirts were not perfect and I believe with a little more practice I will be able to fix some of the issues I had. I found the software Sew Art. Sew Art is an embroidery digitizer for converting raster image files, vector images, and clipart into embroidery file formats. Image processing tools and a step-by-step wizard are provided to produce an image suitable for yielding a high-quality embroidery stitch-out.
Bizzy Lady and I are loving the summer we are having. We just got back from Bahamas and it was amazing. I love that place. Bizzy Lady and I have already decided we are staying for 10 days next year instead of 6.
During this trip we learned so much more about the Bahamas. There are over 100 islands that are beautiful and we need to venture out more to visit those locations.
We will be back to sewing, we promise and have more quilting tips, quilts, bags and demos to show you all.
Below are a few pictures of what we saw:
It has been awhile since Bizzy Lady or Myself have posted. Sorry for that but the Summer is the time when Bizzy Lady and I are involved in a lot of activities. We love being outdoors in the sun and nice weather.
I cant believe that next Monday, July 10th will be my 38th Birthday. I’m getting closer to 40 but still look like I’m 20, which is a good thing. (Thanks mom and dad for good genes. lol)
My mother has been loving the purse that Bizzy Lady and I make and she has really gotten into the Cork Fabric. So for her birthday in June, she requested that I make her a purse. So I went through several purse patterns and she picked the design she wanted, Sew Sweetness Park West Bag. When then went online to Fabrick Funhouse Cork Company to find what color Cork she wanted for the purse.
So it was a few days late, but she was very happy with her birthday gift. I was very pleased with how it turned out as well. It really looks like it came from a department store.
It’s been a little while since I have written a post. I hope everyone is doing good. I have been making lots of bags, totes, wallets and finally got one quilt in which was a table runner.
Bizzy Lady and I was just talking this morning, that we have lost our creative mojo a little bit and we need to get it back to being creative. For me a have so many projects that I want to work on some that I have cut out already but just don’t know which one to work on or just motivate myself to sew period.
This is the table runner I made for a customer and she also sent a picture of her using it on her dinning room table.
I’m pleased to announce that The Craft Divas have a new video on our YouTube Page. This tutorial shows you how to make the stylish Easy Tote Bag that was created by Crazy Little Projects. Also in this video I show you how to add a magnetic snap which isn’t part of the original design.
You can find the video by using this link : Easy Tote Bag or search for The Craft Divas on YouTube and subscribe to our channel.
These are a few examples of the bag.
I have been getting a lot of embroidery work lately. I embroidered a group’s name on close to 40 aprons. In the midst of commission work, I have been making bags. A new found passion (WHYYY! like we needed something else – bag hardware, vinyl, etc. where to put it all, building another stash). If you follow Diva Dane and I, you know we have been making quite a few bags lately.
Well unexpectedly, my embroidery work crossed over into my bag making. I have been getting requests for personalized bags and inscriptions. Below are 2 bags, one is a personalized bag and another with a message inscribed in the lining (retirement gift).
Hey Everyone from QuiltCon East,
QuiltCon took place at the Savannah Convention Center and we had to ride a ferry each day from our hotel to the center.
I hope yall are having a good February so far. Is anyone going to QUILTCON in two weeks?
Bizzy Lady and I are participating in the MQG swap and we signed up to give our swap partner their gifts in person. This is the first time the MQG is doing this swap so I hope everything goes well.
We will take pictures and post them as we are their for those who aren’t able to attend.
I purchased a new gadget a little while ago and over the holidays had an opportunity to test it out while making ornaments. Its the TrueCut 360, made by The Grace Company. It will cut circles from 2″ to 12″. Below is a demo and my review. I purchased it off Massdrop. I purchased it as a bundle which included the cutter along with a replacement blade. The Massdrop deal is no longer active, however, after some research, I found that Amazon has the cutter for about $25.00 and the replacement blades for approximately $5.00.
Here are the ornaments made from the circles – Continue reading
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