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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Exciting news

I would like to share that I am now a Design Team member at the Curtsey Boutique, you can see the announcement here.  It is for this super cute Etsy shop, Carrie Ann makes the cutest handmade embellishments for anything you can think of, check out her shop here.  I can't wait to start working with all of the fun goodies.
Have a great rest of the week,
Jenifer

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Stocking Advent Calendar-May Arts


Have you seen this super cute mini Stocking Advent I made:)  go take a look you will love it:)


Hi this is Jenifer here with you today to share this super cute and fun advent calendar with you today.
This is a great way to use up some of those ribbon scraps that you just cant seem to part with.  This project is pretty easy but it just takes some time because you are making so many little stockings. 
Step 1: collect the ribbons you want to use.
Step 2:  cut out 24 stockings.  I used felt scraps but you could use fleece or whatever you had laying around.
Step 3:  this is the hard part.  Layer all the ribbons you want to use on each stocking  Sew the ribbon down.  This is also when you would add your loop at the top for hanging.
Step 4:  Embroider the numbers on each stocking, this didn’t take me very long, I watched a movie while doing it.
Step 5: With right sides together sew the stocking up.  Turn right side out.   Tip: I use a chopstick to help turn, it makes the little spaces lay down better.
Step 6:  Repeat 23 more times then hang them all from a ribbon and enjoy.
Here is a close up of all the different stockings, I think I used about 30 different May Arts ribbons making these.  I love them and would love to see yours if you decided to make them.  Thank you so much for taking a look at my project today make sure you stop by again tomorrow for even more inspiration.
Blog post by:  Jenifer Cowles

May Arts Ribbon Used:














Other Supplies Used
  • Felt
  • Embroidery Thread
  • Sewing machine

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Cards-WOW Style


I have some Christmas cards up on the Wow blog, go check them out!!

Now, lets take a peek at some simple holiday cards that
Jenifer Cowles created using WOW embossing powders!
 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thankful Wallhanging-TOW


I have a fun post up over on the Therm O Web blog today :)  I am so excited about it and love the way it turned out.  Leave a comment over there and you can win some goodies:)

It's that time of year!
Time to reflect on all that we are thankful for.
Family, home, friends, pets, health, education...good cup of coffee, sunshine, clear blue skies...it's the little things that add up to all the that we're thankful for.
Today Designer Jenifer Cowles has a beautiful way to remind yourself to be truly thankful. Today and all the year round!
Thankful Wallhanging byJenifer Cowles
Therm O Web Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Embroidery Thread
Various scraps of fabric (this would be a fantastic project to get rid of some of your scraps)
Canvas by the yard
Artist canvas this one is 16x20
Metallic Gold thread (optional, this was actually very difficult to sew with but the result is beautiful)
Staple Gun
Ribbon
Step 1:  Gather supplies
Step 2: Trace your leaf shape on the HeatNBond Lite then iron it on to your fabric
Step 3:  Cut out all of your pieces and admire all your little pieces of cut scraps.
Step 4: Embroider what and who you are thankful for on your cut out pieces.
Step 5:  Layout how you want your pieces to go and then Iron them all down.
Step 6:  Go to your sewing machine and sew all your pieces down.  After sewing everything down turn your work over to the back and pull all your threads to the back.
Step 7: Staple your work to a canvas, or if you have some stretcher bars you could staple to those as well.  A tip for stapling:  Start at the middle and staple then go to the opposite side and stretch it out smooth then staple again, working your way all around your canvas.
Step 8: Staple a ribbon to the outside corners to hang, this is optional.
Here is a closeup of some of the detail.  I hope you have enjoyed my project today, make sure you come back often for more inspiration.
Jenifer

Thankful-Scrapalicious

Here is my last post for the Scrapalicious blog.  They have decided to close their doors.  Sad news for the scrapbooking community but good news for you.  Right now in the store everything is about 50% off retail so go shopping:)

The theme for our last challenge is Thankful.  I used this Spellbinders die, This Theresa Collins Paper, and these brads from American Crafts.  Stamp and Embossing from WOW and ribbon from May Arts.
Now go shopping:)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Baby Bib-TOW


Did you see my super cute baby bib over on the Therm O Web Blog this week?  Go check it out along with a bunch of baby ideas...:)
Baby Bib by Jenifer Cowles
Therm O Web Supplies:
Other Supplies:
Velcro
Scraps of fabric (The Vegetable fabric is a piece from Pat Sloan’s new line “Eat Your Fruits and Veggies” and isn’t it perfect for these bibs?)
I thought I would show you how easy it would be to make your own bibs using Heat-N-Bond Iron-on vinyl. These are really easy using scraps of fabric some Iron-On vinyl and a piece of velcro, they are so easy you could make a bunch for yourself or they would be a wonderful gift at a baby shower.
Step 1:  Gather supplies.  I drew out a pattern by tracing an old bib we had lying around.
Step 2:  Cut out 1 each of main fabric, backing fabric and Iron-on vinyl.
Step 3:  Iron-on the vinyl according to the directions on the package to the main fabric piece.
Step 4: With right sides together sew the main and backing pieces together leaving a 3″ opening to turn it right side out.
Step 5: Turn right side out and top stitch 1/4″ around the edge.
Step 6: Sew on your velcro.
Now admire your work and make a dozen more.
Thank you so much for taking the time to look at my project today.  Make sure you stop by again tomorrow for more ideas for that special little one in your life!