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Monday, November 24, 2014

Ribbon Bobbins

 I am making some Plastic Bobbins for my ribbon out of Flexible Cutting Mats.


When Ribbon goes on sale at Michael's I try to get there to get a few.  Eventually I will have all the colors in the 3 sizes: Loop, 1/8in and 1/4 inch.  There is nothing that drives me more crazy then working on something and not having the right color or size of ribbon.  I know...a little OCD there, but I am sure I am not alone.

The Bobbin is 2.25" x 2.50"


I store them in a box/drawer in a rolling cart I got from Joann's that hubby made dividers for out of foam board.  I still have quite a few to wind on bobbins. I am sure it will fill a couple boxes/drawers.


I bought the plastic Flexible Cutting Mats at Walmart, and had made an SVG to cut with SCAL on my Cricut.  I am not offering the file because there are quite a few free files all over the internet now.

Below I have posted the settings to cut it on the Cricut.



  • Cricut:
    • Deep Blade
    • Speed:  Low
    • Pressure:  High
    • Blade Depth: 6
    • Multi-Cut: 2

    Friday, September 19, 2014

    Mini Comp and Bookmark Cheer

    I made these Cheer books for my daughter's Cheer Coaches with Paw Print Paperclip Bookmarks:



     I made these Paw Print Paperclip Bookmarks for girls on the Cheer Team.  The Paw Print is a design that is meant to go on a Hair Clippie.  I cut a slit in the back, put it the paperclip and hot glued it closed.  Not fabulous looking, but satisfactory and the paperclip should stay in.



    I made this one for my Granddaughter who is in Kindergarten and is a Cheerleader:



    Here is another Cheer Book set:



    I only have 65 more Mini Comp books left in my stash!  Once I get down to 20, I can go to Walgreen's and stock up again!!!!!   It was really hard to  make myself NOT go this Back to School season when they go on sale!!!  I know...it's a sickness!!


    • Cheer paper was printed from a Digital Set
    • Mini Comp Books
    • Large Paperclips
    • Silhouette
    •  Monogram and Coach Brackets - Silhouette Online Store
    •  Stickers - Jolee
    • Felt
    • In the Hoop Paw Print - GG Designs Felt Stitchie that goes on a hair clip

    Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    No-Sew Braided Fleece Throw - Cheer

     I made this for myself!  Something that hardly ever happens!

    It's nice to cuddle up in at those chilly Fall Football games!!


     Close up view:


    The Braided Edge tutorial can be found here:

    Double Layered No-Sew "Braided" Fleece Blanket Tutorial

    The fringe strips around the edge are 1.5 inches long, and 1 inch wide.  Instead of cutting a slit in the ends of the fringe strips, I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes, so they would be more uniform.




    Friday, May 9, 2014

    In The Hoop Zipper Bag

    I made this as a Christmas gift for Lilly.  A little late posting.

    The straps weren't in the project, but thanks to ALOT of help from the crafty people on SewForum,  I was able to add them.

    I made it long enough for it to be a Cross-Body bag.  It is perfect size for her phone.





    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Coffee To Go Flip It Card

    I made this for a good friend of mine for her Birthday.




    I adapted the Silhouette version of the Basic Flip Card design, merged it with the Silhouette Coffee Cup to Go Design to make a To Go Cup Flip card.  This one does not technically "swing" because the gift card was a little wider than the coffee cup, so it just flips.

    The Sentiment on the front and the Happy Birthday are both Print and Cut Bracket tags.

    If I make another one, I hope to remember to ink the edges of the cup.  I think it would have given it some dimension.


    • Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutter
    • Coffee Cup - Silhouette Design ID #37942
    • Basic Flip Card - Silhouette Design ID #28765 
    • Happy Birthday - Silhouette Design ID #4242 
    • Bracket Tag - Silhouette Design ID #27838  
    • Patterned Paper - DCWV Old World Stack
    • Buttons

    Tuesday, February 18, 2014

    Mile a Minute afghan

    I made this a couple of years ago to match my bedroom.

    Close up of single strip:




    • Yarn - Bernat
      • Colors - White, Sky, Navy
    • Hook Size - G
    • Pattern - Mile-A-Minute
    • Source - My Own

    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Mary 2 - Homespun afghan






    • Yarn 
      •  Lion Brand Homespun
        • Gothic, Lavender Sachet
      • Red Heart Baby Clouds
        • White
    • Hook Size - J
    • Pattern - Cozy Stripes
    • Source - http://www.redheart.com/free-patterns/cozy-striped-throw

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    YoYo Clown Dolls

    I made one of these for each of my daughters.  The first one, I made before she was born and we didn't know the Gender.



    Since I am not very fond of non-gender colors for babies, I waited until the baby was born before I made her clown.

    This baby took her time and was about 14 years behind her sister.  We knew she was a going to be a girl.

    I am writing up this pattern and hope to have it available in the future.



    • Yarn -Worsted Weight
      • Colors - Various
    • Hook Size - G
    • Pattern - YoYo Clown
    • Source - Mother in Law
    • Started - 
      • Blue, Pink, White - 1982
      • Lavendar & White - 1983
      • Pink & White - 2000