Saturday, April 5, 2014

Heat Transfer Pillows

After I made those cute necklaces for Kimmie & Shelbi, I thought that the cute flower tile would look nice on a pillow.  I needed to make some slip covers for my couch pillows anyway so I went to Walmart and picked up a couple yards of white cotton duck, which is nice and sturdy and sews easily.  The pillow turned out to be an easy sew, and I hadn't forgotten how to sew in a zipper even though it's been about 15 years since I last had!  The pillow slips measure about 20"x20".  I had some flocked heat transfer material on hand (the Silhouette America brand) and used the Silhouette Studio to size the tiles, doodles and flowers, and used my Cameo to cut everything out.  Took a good bit of time to iron everything on, but they turned out quite nice.
Hmmm, what else can I make with heat transfer!


Framed Charm Necklaces

Hey, All!
I wanted to make something for my sweet Sister-in-Law and Niece for their spring birthdays.  They are up in Canada, so I had to think and make something quickly because it takes a month in Sundays to get something up there by mail. 
I turn on my Silhouette program everyday, just in case something pops in my head to work on and to also check which goodies I can't live without in the Silhouette Online Store.  I'm addicted to all the 3d files in there.  But, this time, I needed to make something that was shippable to Canada.  A paper box or lamp or flower pot definitely won't make it up there.  But a cute necklace would!  I had on hand some frame charms that are 1" square.  Hmmm, what would go good in there?  I thought of cutting out flowers and or a cute simple quilt block (that's what I did for their b-day cards), but instead I came across these adorable tiles.  I shrunk them down to fit the charm, layered them on my desired colors and cut them out.  I used my Spica glitter pen to sparkle up the colored parts and sandwiched them between the acrylic tiles and popped them in the frame.  I added a chain and some charms and beads to match the color of the tile and came up with these adorable necklaces.

It's hard to be creative sometimes, but those good ideas are always lurking in the back of our minds.

Here's hoping they made it up there!