When I saw the digital stamp that Deb‘s friend Elena of Just Me Prints created especially for our tour, I fell in love. It’s so cute! So I just had to buy it!
Problem is though that I don’t really make cards.
So I decided to attempt to turn it into a free motion appliqué!
As you can see I forgot to flip the image before printing it out so my flamingo is pointing in the opposite direction.. Oops #1!
Oops #2: I can’t find the picture I took of how I traced out all the pieces. Basically though I traced out each item separately and extended the edges slightly so that pieces would overlap. I traced the outer edge of the flamingo and girl as one piece on a white fabric (helps with placement) and then traced the flamingo separately onto the floral, and did the same with the rest of the parts of the girl. (In case you’ve never done FMA before, you trace the shapes onto a fusible adhesive like Heat n Bond).
Oops #3: Normally you’re supposed to stitch down each element before fusing on a piece over top of it. So I did all my stitching at the end when at the very least I should have stitched the flamingo body onto the background before adding the water and other elements over top.
Oops #5: I forgot that her face would be tiny and impossible to stitch on machine. I think I will take out the stitches and try my luck at handstitching her face.
Well, I really like how she turned out! (Other than the face…) I’ve been debating the last few days about what I was going to do with her and my husband had a great idea! Make a quilt!! I have to make a lot more appliqué pieces now though and when I have enough I will put it together.
It’ll be awhile…. But I didn’t want to applique it to a dress for one of my girls and have them outgrow the dress in a week.
So now I’m off to check out Just Me Prints‘ shop to see if there’s another digital stamp that I want to try to FMA-ize!
Add sugar to pot and stir until completely dissolved.
Let boil for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Make the sorbet:
Peel the peaches and chop. Remove flesh of mango and chop. Avoid adding pieces of the stones.
Place fruit in a blender and blend until smooth
Pour simple syrup into blender and add lime juice. Blend for 30 seconds to combine.
Pour fruit puree into a shallow container and put in freezer. After 2 hours, remove from freezer and blend until smooth. Return to freezer. Repeat after 2 hours and then return to freezer and allow to freeze overnight.
We’ve just barely made it home after our Craftsy escapade all across Canada. We’re unpacking our luggage and finding some great souvenirs from the trip, but it’s just too much to keep for ourselves. And because you’ve been such perfect road trip companions, we’d like to share them with you. Up for grabs are 4 coveted prize packs from our travels, as well as the special gift that Craftsy sent to us while we were gone galavanting.
But first, did you miss my review? You can check out the review I did on the Sewing with Oilcloth class >>HERE<<.
Already read it? You better enter to win the prizes now! Giveaway closes soon…
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First up is the Craftsy gift:
* Please note: If you entered this giveaway before Friday, April 8, your entry may not have been recorded correctly by Craftsy. Please enter again. This colourful tote bag kit includes the Rowan Three-Quarter Patch Tote* pattern, some stunning Kaffe Fassett fabric, plus all the Pellon Fusible Fleece stabilizer you will need for the project. The only things you would have to add to this are a coordinating button, some thread and your time. Voila! You have a gorgeous tote that will be the envy of tote-al strangers. It’s almost like instant Jello pudding, only better! Follow this link* to enter before midnight April 11, 2016:
The Souvenir Prizes
Prize A (Canadian, US and International entries accepted)
Deadline for entries is 10 AM PST on Monday, April 11.
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The giveaway is open to anyone worldwide. International or US residents who win a prize designated as for Canadian Residents Only may be required to pay for the additional shipping, or forfeit the prize. If said winner chooses to forfeit the prize, another winner will be chosen from the remaining eligible entries.
Many, many thanks to all the wonderful people who’ve followed us on The Great Canadian Craftsy Bag Tour. We hope you learned a little about our very large, diverse and beautiful country while you got a peek into some of our favourite Craftsy classes.
And very special thanks to the amazing, supportive people who helped make the giveaway and our graphics just that much better: Celine from Blue Calla Patterns and Elle from Brand UR Shop Graphic Design. Take a bow ladies!
Happy travels until the next time we take you tripping and traipsing!
Marsha, Janelle, Deb, Fiona, Michelle, Reece, Shelaine & Ula
I want to send a big huge thank you to everyone who took part on this tour! You all did amazing jobs making pjs for your kids or yourselves, for no other reason than wanting to work through your pattern stash! Thank you!!
I’m always excited to come across “new to me” blogs and take part in blog hops and blog tours. Seams to be Sew is not a new blog though and had posted an invite to a fun open-ended blog hop, The Nuts About Blog Hop.
I’ll be posting on Friday. Can’t wait to show you what I’ve done!
This should be a fun blog hop, as the only requirement was that the project be stitched in some way so there should be a good variety of projects to see.
Oh, and there will be giveaways!! So don’t forget to follow along