Best Birds – card & gift

Today I have another tea towel to share. This one has a bird and again the design is from Art to Heart book. I used ‘Best Birds’ stamp set and ‘Birds & Blooms’ thinlits dies for the gift bag and the shaker card.

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Thank you so much for stopping by.

Bussy

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Beehive card & gift

Bussakorn Mpelasoka: Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Canberra

I made a few applique tea towels as a Happy New Year wishes gift for friends. The ones I would like to share with you all today have beehive applique (the design is from Art to Heart).

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I made gift bags for these tea towels using ‘It’s My Party’ DSP. I used ‘Shooting Star’ stamp set and matching ‘Sliding Star’ framelits dies to decorate the gift bags and the spinning cards. They match each other quite nicely and I was very happy.

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I made some in brownish colour.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I wish you all a very happy & healthy 2017.

Bussy

Tea for Two Mug Dresses – measurements & steps

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  Here are the measurements & steps I used to decorate the mugs (posted last Monday).

Pinwheel

Materials:

Main piece

–          DF Front (main) cut a strip of pinwheel pattern 10 ½” in length (the width is about 3”)

–          DF Front (borders) two strips of 1” × 10 ½”

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Sew the DF border pieces to both long edges of the DF front main piece (right sides facing each other)
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the pinwheel shape (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Lollipop appliqué

Materials:

Main

–          DF Front 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF for three large circle

–          DF for three small circle

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer the DF front, batting and backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • Iron appliqué paper to the wrong side of DF for large circles and DF for small circles
  • Cut 3 large circles and 3 small circles using Circle No. 2 Originals (you can draw circles and cut by hand if you don’t have the Circle No.2 Originals)
  • Sew the circles onto the DF front piece, using blanket stitch. I use sewing machine, but you can also do this by hand. I used black thread for the small circles and tan colour thread for the large circles.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt around each large circle (I use running stitch in black thread).
  • Sew Velcro into places
  • Attach buttons

Flying Geese

Materials:

Main

–          DF for large triangles, cut two pieces of 4 ¼” × 4 ¼” squares

–          DF for small triangles, cut eight pieces of 2 3/8” × 2 3/8” squares

–          Batting 3 ½” × 10 ½”

–          DF Backing 3 ½” × 10 ½”

Tab

–          DF Front 2” × 2”

–          Batting 2” × 2”

–          DF Backing 2” × 2”

(For tab, I used the same fabric for DF Front and DF Backing.)

Steps:

Tab

  • Layer DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other).
  • Sew the three layers together (use ¼” seam) on 3 sides, turn right side out

Main

  • On the wrong side of each small square, draw a line diagonally with pencil
  • Align two small squares to the two opposite corners of each large square (right sides facing each other) (see diagram 1)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line
  • You will end up with four interim pieces
  • Align a small square to the largest corner of each interim piece with right sides facing each other (see diagram 2)
  • Sew two straight lines, one on each side of the pencil line (use ¼“ seam)
  • Cut along the pencil line.
  • You will end up with 8 pieces of the flying geese. You need only 7 pieces.
  • Sew the seven pieces together. Check the length and trim it down to 10 ½“, if needed.  It is best to trim off the side where the Velcro will be placed.
  • Layer the DF front, batting and DF backing together (right sides of DFs facing each other), insert the tab in between the two layers of DFs around the middle of one of the short edges. Sew these layers together (use ¼” seam), leaving a small gap of about 1” on the opposite end of where the tab is inserted.
  • Turn the right side out through small gap and sew to close this gap.
  • Quilt along the triangle shapes (I use machine simple straight lines).
  • Sew Velcro into places

Diagrams - tea for two mug dresses instruction

I hope this is clear enough to follow. If not, please email me and I will try to make it more clear.

Thank you for visiting and happy sewing.

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Tea for Two Mug Dresses

By: Bussakorn Mpelasoka, Stampin’ Up! ® Independent Demonstrator

Hi everyone.  Yesterday was Deb’s birthday. Deb is Tania (my upline)’s upline and has been very supportive to me. So yesterday morning before I went to stamp camp, I sewed a mug dress for her using my favourite ‘Tea for Two’ fabric.  Deb loves vintage style and her vintage cards are beautiful and inspiring.  I chose to sew ‘flying geese’ patchwork pattern for her.

I was still in sewing mood when I came back from stamp camp so I sewed another two simpler mug dresses. One I used applique technique with two circle sizes (created with Circle No. 2 Originals). The other one I just showcased the pretty pinwheel patterned fabric.

Here is how they look like.

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And here is the birthday card that I made for Deb. I used the layout that Kristina Werner used in one of her teachings on how to mix and match designer series paper.

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I will try to put together the measurements for the mug dressed and post on my blog in the next couple days.

Thank you for visiting and ‘Happy Crafting’.

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