Category: Crafts

August 14, 2015

Matryoshka Doll Canvas

Filed under: Crafts - 14 Aug 2015

I’m excited about the project I’m sharing today! When the amazing Kimbo from A Girl and a Glue Gun invited me to be part of Heat Transfer week with Expressions Vinyl I immediately knew I wanted to do another piece of wall art. I love pushing the boundaries of how to use canvases to create custom art and this was another successful attempt at awesomeness!

Sew Like My Mom | Matryoshka Doll Canvas

I used the heat transfer vinyl from Expressions Vinyl to create the basis for my matroyshka doll canvas, then filled in the details with hand embroidery. I’m wild about the way she came out!

Sew Like My Mom | Matryoshka Doll Canvas

Sew Like My Mom | Matryoshka Doll Canvas

She’ll eventually end up in Ella’s room I think, but for now I love having her hang by my front door. The contrast of the textured canvas, the smooth vinyl, and the hand stitching are a perfect combination for me!

Sew Like My Mom | Matryoshka Doll Canvas


November 14, 2014

Consumer Crafts

Filed under: Crafts - 14 Nov 2014

I’ve been sewing up a storm lately, but I enjoy a good craft project, too.

Recently I’ve had a hankering to try some new things. I long to slowly shuffle through the aisles of a craft store, letting my imagination run wild. But, the weather stinks and I’ve always got kids with me, and a trip anywhere just isn’t as fun as I want it to be.

I was thrilled when I discovered Consumer Crafts. Their website is stocked with some of the most amazing crafting supplies! I clicked through page after page, brain wheels smoking from spinning so fast. They have the coolest stuff!

Imagine the gorgeous masks you could make with these. Adorned with feathers and jewels? I die.

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The paint selection was also pretty amazing. I really want to play with all that chalk paint…

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But there was one item in particular that caught my attention and I felt compelled to add it to my cart.

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I quickly knew what I wanted to make, added a few more items to my cart, and clicked buy. A few days later a glorious box of supplies hit my doorstep and my heart skipped a few beats.

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Trust me, you’ll want to check out this site! Right now they have a holiday catalog with a bunch of sweet deals and coupons for even better prices! I reallllly want those mason jars!!


And come back early next week when I share a tutorial on what I made. I’m squealing inside I love it so much!

**Items were provided to me free of charge, but all opinions are my own**

January 20, 2014

Handmade Winter

Filed under: Crafts,Reviews - 20 Jan 2014

I had the privilege of reviewing the gorgeous Handmade Winter eBook!

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

I flipped through the delicious pages, mouth-gaping at the delicious recipes, divine cocktails, and inspiring sewing and crafting tutorials.

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

The entire eBook is full of phenomenal photography and terrific ideas. I was inspired the second I flipped the virtual page and landed on these precious chalkboard blocks.

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

My oldest is in Kindergarten this year and for some reason just can’t get the hang of rhyming. I’ve struck out on all methods I’ve tried to get her to get it and I thought this might just do the trick! And by golly, it did!

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

Instead of doing blocks I did wooden tags I found at Hobby Lobby. They’re easier to write on since they’re flat and she’s been writing words to her heart’s content!
Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

I made 12 of them so she has plenty to experiment with and discover more rhyming sounds.

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

But in true girl fashion, all she wanted to do was write her name!

Sew Like My Mom | Handmade Winter

Read more about this project and all the other wonderful offerings in the eBook here.

Handmade Winter

**disclaimer: I received a copy of the eBook in exchange for my review. The opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own.

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