Lawn Fawn Stamp Set
HomeMade Baby Card - Stamp & Die by Avery Elle
Stamp by Avery Elle, Die by Lil' Inker Designs.
Home made fondant cake
gumpaste daisies
My Favorite Crafty Things, Videos

NEW VIDEO! – Craft Room Cleanup

I’m not sure I’d tune in to watch someone cleaning up….BUT I think you’ll find some pretty inspiring tips and craft room organization products that will help you get your space, no matter the size in inspiration shape too.

I’m loving all the products I got from Stamp N Storage, they’ve been key to keeping items off my desk, and on display.  Honestly, Stamp N Storage heard the cry of the messy crafter and has something to keep everything organized!! Ah-mazing.

Enjoy!

Uncategorized, Videos

New Craft Room, New Site – NEW VIDEO!

Well hello!  A lot of work has been happening off-line and I’ve got a Craft Room Tour Video to help bring you up to speed.

I’ve spent most of my summer holidays making over my craft room, and weekend since … making this Video and many more months before that remaking this website. Both (I think) are looking swell and much more inspiring.

Craft Room Tour

Jennifer Tryon’s Craft Room

You’ll notice a few new changes to Tryon a HomeMade Life too.

 

Specifically, I’ve added a few new sections. , which is a long list of my favourite supplies. So you know exactly what I’m using here.

Specifically, I’ve added a few new sections. My Favourite Crafty Things, which is a long list of my favourite supplies. So you know exactly what I’m using here.

This is my craft room paper station. Paper, Stamp, Dies, Marker, Washi & Ink storage is by www.stampnstorage.com

This is my craft room paper station. Paper, Stamp, Dies, Marker, Washi & Ink storage is by www.stampnstorage.com

I’ve also added a SHOP! It’s called Violets & Rubies. (awwwww….but full disclosure….I’m not really going into business, This is just where I will occasionally post things I’m willing to make for other people or if people want to order something they can.) I’ve also sectioned off the website into my favourite crafty categories, things I do most often like, Cards, Cakes, Sewing & the Home.

This is my fabric cutting and sewing station. Three Janome Machines, a cutting table, a design board on the wall. Love it.

This is my fabric cutting and sewing station. Three Janome Machines, a cutting table, a design board on the wall. Love it.

Finally I have a new section for Videos. I work in television by day, and sometimes night…so I can’t resist the urge to film things.  So Videos is where you’ll find evidence of my crafting adventures.  First up is a tour of the new space.  So I hope you’ll stick around and take a good snoop through the site and my craft room.

I hope you’ll subscribe to my Youtube Channel too, because I’ve got more videos in the works!

Jen

If you like some of the things you saw in the video…here’s a few links of where you can find them. Happy Crafting!

 

Halloween card collage. Copic colouring, simon says stamp stamps & Lil'Inker Designs die cuts.
Cards

Halloween Cards!

Fall doesn’t garner a lot of happy mail.  So, since I promised myself I’d make a card a day until Christmas (in hopes of  having all hand made cards) but couldn’t quite get into the spirit of Christmas before Halloween, I started season of card making kick here. Continue Reading

Cards, Tutorials, Videos

Is it too soon for Happy Halloween?

A not-so-scary Halloween Card using Circle Loops from Simon Says Stamp.

A not-so-scary Halloween Card using Circle Loops from Simon Says Stamp.

Is it too early to say ‘Happy Halloween!’ Not considering I’m five years late sending out any cards to any one! I’ve imagined in my mind for years that one day I’d be organized enough to send out Thanksgiving, Halloween and some just plain old enjoy the sweater weather-type cards. Sometimes I can get Christmas cards done, but usually not.  Well this IS the year!!!!  I’m vowing to make a card a week until Christmas, in hopes that I’ll have a stockpile by the time the holidays are here. I started with a video tutorial

I made 3 of these Halloween cards because I loved it so much.

How about a Pretty Halloween Card?!

When I saw the Circle Loops Die from Simon Says Stamp released as part of Stamptember, I thought it would make the prettiest embellishments.  Once I cut it out, I saw the pumpkin. It’s not just me right?  I cut out two, overlapped them…and a pumpkin was born.  I stitched the top with gold metallic thread using some facing stitches on my Janome sewing machine. A good excuse to use all the fancy stitches it has.

Happy Halloween

Kind of looks like Cinderella’s carriage! I think this Circle Loop Die could also make a great snowman, just stack them up! Yay, another card idea.

How about a Pretty Halloween Card?!

So I’m vowing here and now in front of you all, to make a card a week until Christmas, so my stash will be full.  All the ones in my card gallery are looooong gone! Wish me luck! Or better yet, come over and help!

If you’re interested in the supplies I used for this Elegant Halloween Card, you can check out the links below!

Happy early Halloween Cardmaking Season.


Uncategorized, Videos

New Site, New Craft Room, New Video!

Well hello!   A lot of work has been happening off-line and I’ve got a Craft Room Tour Video to help bring you up to speed.

I’ve spent most of my summer holidays making over my craft room, and weekend since … making this Video and many more months before that remaking this website.  Both (I think) are looking swell and much more inspiring.

Craft Room Tour

Jennifer Tryon’s Craft Room

You’ll notice a few new changes to Tryon a HomeMade Life too.

Tryon a HomeMade Life

Tryon a HomeMade Life

 

 

Specifically, I’ve added a few new sections.  My Favourite Crafty Things, which is a long list of my favourite supplies.  So you know exactly what I’m using here.

This is my craft room paper station. Paper, Stamp, Dies, Marker, Washi & Ink storage is by www.stampnstorage.com

This is my craft room paper station. Paper, Stamp, Dies, Marker, Washi & Ink storage is by www.stampnstorage.com

I’ve also added a SHOP! It’s called Violets & Rubies. (awwwww….but full disclosure….I’m not really going into business,  this is just where I will occasionally post things I’m willing to make for other people or if people want to order something they can.) I’ve also sectioned off the website into my favourite crafty categories, things I do most often like, Cards, Cakes, Sewing & the Home.

This is my fabric cutting and sewing station. Three Janome Machines, a cutting table, a design board on the wall. Love it.

This is my fabric cutting and sewing station. Three Janome Machines, a cutting table, a design board on the wall. Love it.

Finally I have a new section for Videos. I work in television by day, and sometimes night…so I can’t resist the urge to film things.  So Videos is where you’ll find evidence of my crafting adventures. First up is a tour of the new space.  So I hope you’ll stick around and take a good snoop through the site and my craft room.

I hope you’ll subscribe to my Youtube Channel too, because I’ve got more videos in the works!

Jen

If you like some of the things you saw in the video…here’s a few links of where you can find them. Happy Crafting!


Janome Skyline S3 sewing machine
Sewing

Janome Skyline S3 Review

If you’re like me, OCD and type-A (my poor husband), before you make any purchase you dig deep, deep, deep into the bowels of the internet, (ewwww), to read every review possible.  Well I wanted to contribute to your google hits, and hopefully help you make a decision if you’re in the market for a sewing machine. Continue Reading

Cards, Uncategorized

Colouring Contest

I’ve been colouring up a storm.
I got a whole whack of Spectrum noir alcohol makers from Crafter’s companion and I’my loving the blending and feeling like a real artist!!! How much do you love these stamps by Santro-London. They’re Gorguss girls!
Which one do you like better!?!

Gorjuss Girl Stamps colored with Spectrum Noir Markers and a few colics.

Gorjuss Girl stamps by Santro-London. I’m in love. Which one do you like better? (coloured with Spectrum Noir Markers and a few copics)

If you’re interested in the markers, stamps and paper I used….check them out.


Cakes

FROZEN Party!

If you’ve been following me this week, you’re either sick to death of the Frozen party or you’re dying to see how it turned out.  If you’re the former, log off now. If you’re the latter… Ta-da!

Frozen Party

Frozen Party. Homemade Frozen Invitations, Homemade Elsa Costumes, Elsa Cake.

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What have I agreed to!??

In one week’s time, some nice lady holding a stop watch is going to sit me down in front of a sewing machine, in the middle of the Toronto Convention Centre and hand me a basket full of mystery sewing supplies. Then she’s going to shout “GO!”  Continue Reading

Sewing

Embroidery Addiction

I got a new sewing machine! And I can’t stop embroidering.  If you think the pictures here are dark…it’s because it’s the middle of the night.

But someone was very happy in the morning!

r2d2 shirt

New r2d2 embroidered shirt. Maybe a whole Star Wars Collection should be in the works

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Cards, Tutorials, Uncategorized

Hi Pretty! Card GiveAway

I love love love these little Origami dresses. Aren’t they just the cutest?!  It got me to thinking about how long it’s been since I put on a nice little dress. Which in turn, got me thinking about my best girlfriends and how life has changed for all of us, we’re miles from our days of gallivanting in little dresses.  Continue Reading

Sewing

Kids Pyjamas

HomeMade Pj's

Could homemade pajamas be any cuter. Melly Sews has the best kids pyjama pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The only good thing about winter lasting so long this year is it’s given me a much needed extension on finishing the kids pyjamas.  If you’re a confident beginner, you can totally make these too. Continue Reading

Sewing, Tutorials

The Amanda Apron

Ruffled Apron. Follow the tutorial and make your own for less than $8.
A frilly fancy apron that's quick and easy. Read the tutorial to see how to make it.

A frilly fancy apron that’s quick and easy. Read the tutorial to see how to make it. A fancy and frilly apron, made for Amanda.

How about an apron, nicer than the outfit you’re cooking in?  Stylish aprons have made a huge comeback.  If you’ve been to any trendy cooking shops or even clothing stores lately you’ve likely seen them, often with sexy curves, cute materials and often close to $100 a piece. Yikes!  Part of you has to wonder why you’d be wearing a $100 garment to save your pyjama bottoms from muffin mix?  Most of us don’t cook in our Sunday best.  If it is a special occasion we quickly run and change in the minutes after the cooking is done and the company arrives.  But all practicality aside, I love these fancy aprons and I’m guilty of forking over whopping price to Anthropology, only to get it home and say (what I always say) I could have made this myself.

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Sewing, Tutorials

Burlap Wreath

 Is there a more perfect combo than a wreath and a red door? I spotted a burlap wreath on Pintrest and gasped.  It became my first pin that wasn’t my own creation, and it immediately got repinned, and repinned and repinned. I knew I had to give it a try.  So here’s my version, already on my front door. I’d like to say this is really hard, that only the most talented crafter could accomplish such a rare beauty.  But the truth is, if you can fold a piece of fabric in half, you can make a burlap wreath. I bet even my sister could do it.

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Sewing, Uncategorized

A Baby Quilt

For me, the slightest twinge of inspiration turns into a weekend of OCD.  I met a friend’s new baby on Friday and that was it, she must have a quilt by Monday. So the plans of Christmas wreath making went on hold, so the sweet little thing could be wrapped snug as a bug within 72 hours.A Baby Quilt

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Cakes, Tutorials

Ariel Under the Sea Party!

My daughter turned 5 this week.  It’ s not just that she now fills up a whole hand, or is that handful, it’s a motherhood milestone too.  Five years of…. (I kinda wanna say pure hell…) but it’s been a juggle of joy and …well, hell.Little Mermaid Cake Continue Reading

Sewing, Tutorials

Hello Kitty Hat Tutorial

Well I couldn’t get away with making one kid a hat.  I was quickly schooled on fairness according to 3 and 4-year-old.   Like I couldn’t see this argument coming a mile away. But little did they know I had them in mind the whole time.

Surprise! Hello Kitty!Surprise, one for both of you!

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Sewing, Uncategorized

Panda Costume

I’m sneezing fur fibres.

Furry Mess

I should have guessed cutting and sewing that much faux fur fabric would pollute the air and my lungs with black and white particles. Furry bits are literally everywhere.  A small price for a big Halloween dream.  Continue Reading

Sewing, Tutorials, Uncategorized

A Quilt.

Violet quiltI made my first quilt and my Aunt Valerie emailed me to say my grandmother would be so proud. I cried.  Instantly I can picture my grandmother and about a dozen other women in the church basement in the small town where she lived, before moving in with us. There was a huge quilting loom where the Sunday school tables normally sat.  I witnessed a good old fashion quilting bee.  All the ladies, hand stitching together, perfect imperfect stitches. The quilt was made of actual scraps, not pieces of expensive fabric cut up to look like scraps. My grandmother slept with quits that once were dresses, shirts and nightgowns, not $15 a yard quilting cotton, bought online. Continue Reading

Sewing

Ruby’s Dress

Ruby’s Dress, this was my first attempt at making a dress. No pattern just a fabric she liked and a basic idea. Turned out pretty good and she loves that it has her name in it.

PicMonkey Collage

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See ya later Grandma, enjoy the basement!

PicMonkey Collage

I’m lucky to have a space in our house we use specifically for crafting.  It’s a little 6×12 foot loft space that overlooks the living room I share with the kids. Regular people would use it as an office. BORING! The kids and I love it…it contains our creations.  Apart from our bed at 6am, it’s where we all pile into most often…except dad. He likes it when we’re all in there so he can watch tv in peace. Continue Reading

Cakes

Cakes

First Cake

Oddly, I don’t even like cake.

However, I quickly discovered a HomeMade custom cake makes people really happy. Continue Reading

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WELCOME to Tryon a HomeMade Life!

Fabric

Thank you so much for coming to visit my first of many posts.  If you know me well you know my obsession for making things.  This is a place to showcase some of those creations and to inspire your own.  I’ll post what i’m working on, the good the bad and the ugly. Sometimes very ugly.  With lots of links to helpful tips, patterns,  links, recipes and projects I find a long the way.  Check out my tutorials for instructions and help with things I’ve made and you’d like to try.  And by all means, if you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact me at tryonahomemadelife@gmail.com. Continue Reading

Cards, Uncategorized

Card Gallery

 

Card Gallery

For a look at some of the supplies used check out My Favourite Crafty Things !

My Favorite Crafty Things

STAMPS & DIES

 My Favourites from Winnie & Walter!

My Favourites from Lawn Fawn!


Videos

Video 3 Craftsy Online Cake Decorating Classes