Monday, June 27, 2011

Yo-yo flowers tutorial

Hello everybody,

I hope somebody is still reading my blog. When I started it I thought I would be posting far more often then I do, but at this stage I can promise at least 2 posts per months. I hope quality is what counts not quantity.

I was too busy with many different things, but craft-wise I had few 'Thank You' cards for teacher and her assistant to make, I did couple of LO's (they still waiting to be photographed) and I managed to make few more yo-yo flowers and take few snaps (forgive me a bad photo quality as I did it with my mobile phone) for the tutorial.

I saw the instructions for this flower for the first time about year ago in Simply Handmade by Northridge Media, they used it to decorate hair clips and hairband, the flower is very versatile, could be used on garments, handbags and of course papercraft.

Now, for the flowers you will need some fabric (non-stripy), scissors, needle, some thread and something for flower centre, I like using beads or button. If you not good in sewing don't be put off, it is really simple.
Cut the circle out of fabric about twice a size of your desired flower, small imperfections will not affect the flower, so you do not need die cut machine for this, hand cut circle will be just fine.
Sew long stitch along edge of the circle all way around, you do not have to tie knot at this stage, just leave enough length of the thread loose

When two ends of the thread meet together, finish on the same side of fabric where you started and tie both ends together, you have to have a little sack.

Put your 'sack' flat on the surface centring the gathered bit as flower centre. To make your flower looking nicer sew both ends of the thread to the back side and tie them into a knot on the back, then you can sew back one end and use it for sewing your chosen flower centre. 

I hope you like the tutorial.
Thank you very much for visiting my blog.
Svjetlana x

Monday, June 13, 2011

Some old pages

Hello everybody

I know I haven't been around for while again, and that is due to things; one I am working hard on looking for new job and second I am taking part in do-crafts swap and most of my crafting time (and that was not much)  I spent making items for the swap, which I cannot share right now.

But I can share one old page (from February) that was poorly forgotten and I like it. I hope you will like it too:
I still have to add journalling.  Used Basic Grey papers, various dies ( spellbinders, sizzix) punches: MS and EK success, MS micro beads  and my so much loving Technique Tuesday stamps, small letters are Forever Friends stamps.

That would be all for now. Hope to come back soon with some new tutorial.

Svjetlana x

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Crop Again

Hi everybody, I hope you all are having nice day and lots of fun.

As I said in my last post I will be going to my second crop, again designed by Annamarie. This time we worked with lovely summery papers by Pink Paislee, Hometown collection. The collection was just perfect for photos from our summer holidays in my parents house.

It was so hot, hot, hot that the children were cooling down under a sprinkler. These are very old photos, my DD1 and my nephew on the second LO when they were little. Papers, letters and stickers are all from the Pink Paislee hometown summer collection.

Again I decided  the papers are too nice to be waisted and made one more page out of the leftovers and the second page is on the way too.:

This time I kind of took leftovers and photos and 'let them fell on the card' no sketch or anything planed in  advance. I am very please with the result. Two felt flowers are made by me as extra touches. Photos are of my DD2 from our last visit.

Some close-ups:

Thank you very much and have a nice day.

Svjetlana x