You know when you fall in love with that product you see online or on tv and you call or click and are bursting in anticipation to get it home. Crafters know what I’m talking about. There’s this agonizing lag between when you order and when the UPS guys shows up. Or, even worse, it was SOLD OUT and you’re waiting for it to come back in-stock. Dang it. Or maybe you’re just wondering what this machine is really like, in real life — away from the good lighting and perfect positioning of the TV studio.
Hey everyone. If you follow my Instagram and Facebook pages you’ll know I’m obsessed with BrushLettering, Calligraphy, Fauxlligraphy, Modern Calligraphy…all of these are terms for …. as my kids would say “fancy writing.”
So tonight, as part of my continuing LIVE Crafting series on the Crafter’s Companion USA Facebook page, I’m going to teach you a bit about how to ‘write fancy.’
I’m so happy to announce for the text few months my two worlds are going merge. Guess where TV and crafting merge into one happy place ? Yep, HSN. They say #ItsFunHere and they’ve been kinda right.
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.
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.
Jennifer Tryon’s Craft Room
If you’reÂ 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. Â 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.
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!?!
If you’re interested in the markers, stamps and paper I used….check them out.
My burlap wreath this back on the door!! Keep reading if you’d like to learn how to make a burlap wreath.
If you’ve been following my posts this week, you’ll know about R2D2, and my new embroidery addiction.Â Well I couldn’t stop at just R2.Â
I love love love these little Origami dresses. Aren’t they just the cutest?! Â 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.Â
My burlap wreath tutorial found here has been by far my most followed tutorial, I’ve had a few follow up questions, specifically about how to make the bow and where I bought the materials.
I hope you’ll enjoy an inside look into the making of my twins HomeMade Birthday…Specifically the ups and downs of baking the backyard barnyard birthday CAKE! Â Just click PLAY below!
How about an apron, nicer than the outfit you’re cooking in? Â Stylish aprons have made a huge comeback. Â 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! Â Part of you has to wonder why you’d be wearing a $100 garment to save your pyjama bottoms from muffin mix? Â Most of us don’t cook in our Sunday best. Â If it is a special occasion we quickly run and change in the minutes after the cooking is done and the company arrives. Â 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.
I love that so many people were interested in making one of these wreaths from my previous post. They’re super easy and I guarantee you’ll love it.
Â Is thereÂ a more perfect combo than a wreath and a red door?Â I spotted a burlap wreath on Pintrest and gasped. Â 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. Â So here’s my version, already on my front door.Â I’d like to say this is really hard, that only the most talented crafter could accomplish such a rare beauty. Â But the truth is, if you can fold a piece of fabric in half,Â you can make a burlap wreath. I bet even my sister could do it.
I made my first quilt and my Aunt Valerie emailed me to say my grandmother would be so proud. I cried. Â 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. Â I witnessed a good old fashion quilting bee. Â 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.
Iâ€™m lucky to have a space in our house we use specifically for crafting.Â Itâ€™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 itâ€¦it contains our creations.Â Apart from our bed at 6am, itâ€™s where we all pile into most oftenâ€¦except dad. He likes it when weâ€™re all in there so he can watch tv in peace.
Thank you so much for coming to visit my first of many posts. Â If you know me well you know my obsession for making things. Â This is a place to showcase some of those creations and to inspire your own. Â I’ll post what i’m working on, the good the bad and the ugly. Sometimes very ugly. Â With lots of links to helpful tips, patterns, Â links, recipes and projects I find a long the way. Â Check out my tutorials for instructions and help with things I’ve made and you’d like to try. Â And by all means, if you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Some viewers in our Wednesday night LIVE Craft session on the Crafter’s Companion Facebook Page were wondering about how and where to fold a standard piece of 8.5 x 11 card stock to make some of the more intricate or “fancy” cards. So I’ve whipped up a little video.