Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Time to Re-Org!

We have been thinking for some time now about combining the LO and Tips blog, and now that the New Year is upon us we thought this would be the perfect time to make the change!

So you can now find all Tips and Techniques from the fabulous Design Team OVER HERE!! Please just change your sub to that blog so you get updates when they are made.

Thank you all so much for the comments...we love comments!! :) :)

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sweater Posies

See this sweater? I love it, but it has definitely seen it's day. The color has faded a bit and there are three holes in it where I caught it on something. Time to throw it out . . . or is it?! :D

Cut several graduating circles out of a thinner sweater (something with an open weave or too bumpy of a texture will get caught in your sewing machine during the next step).

Load your sewing machine up with a similar colored thread and zig zag around the edges of the circle. As you sew, stretch and pull at the sweater fabric . . . don't worry, you can't mess this up. Don't worry about being too perfect about it because you won't really see your stitches with the same colored thread.

The sweater circle's edges will curl up naturally as you work with it, but you can also use your fingers to twist and bend the edges into place if you would like. :)

Now layer the circles together, add a button and you have a darling Sweater Posie to add to your page.

Check out this one where I layered two different colors together. Fun, right?! :D :D :D

And this is how it will look on your page.

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Have fun!