Thursday, April 22, 2010

I decided to run a class based on a neat little book that I made at the Creative Imaginations party while at CHA. Unfortunately, the store was out of all the CI music paper that was used, so I had to try something else. I wound up using this ridiculously cute Bo Bunny line. Linda told me that it was called a "Flag Book". It was pretty easy to do, once I wrapped my head around it.

First, you decide the size you want the book to be overall. Then choose the top flag size and the bottom flag size. Make an accordian fold binder. Then you put all the top flags on one side of the accordian V (I chose facing away from me), and the bottom in the other direction (obviously facing towards me). You wind up seeing the entire piece of the top flag and part is hidden behind the V on the bottom flag. Then, you decorate. If you have done it right, when you open the cover, some of the flags face you and some face away from you. It stands upright (think desk or mantle), quite nicely. I hope the pictures can shed some light on this.

Special thanks to my good friend, Christa, who unknowingly allowed me to include photos of her and her family on my blog.

At any rate, I am running a class on this at Scrap Tales, if you are in the area.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Queen Bee Shirt

I made this shirt for a store sample for Scrap Tales. It was inspired by a comment from the store owner, Lisa, who said that she wanted a shirt that said Queen Bee. Then, I remembered this cool bee pattern I had seen on the Silhouette website. I was thinking that it would be perfect for my aunt, Virginia, whose husband keeps bees. So, I downloaded the 99 cent bee pattern and large honeycomb pattern. I used the flat T Shirt transfer material for the honeycomb pattern and the flocked T Shirt material for the bee. Then, I added the word Queen with the Silhouette rhinestone patterns. (The letters are from the beginner kit.) The final touch was the Art Glitter in the color Polar Bear, adhered with the Art Glitter Fabric Glue.

So, now people are suggesting that I run a class in it. I will, but I feel a little guilty, because it was so easy to do.