I’ll be taking a break from justcraftyme for a few months, to spend more time with my family, which is long overdue. I am removing a few things from my plate while while I make time to enjoy my grandchildren and a visit from my sister.
I have edited some posts to remove links that are no longer active and to update some craft projects. If you have questions on any project instructions, please pm me and I will attempt to answer your questions as I am able.
I hope to be back with more projects soon, until then……
Happy crafting to all,
October 20, 2011 No Comments
Holy punches batman – check out Julie’s contest!
Just found out that my business partner, Julie McGuffee, co-host of the popular PBS show Scrapbook Soup has a contest/giveaway on some fabulous Marvy and McGill Punches. There are seriously cool punches. Wanted to give you a heads up so you could visit her site and register for the giveaway.
Here is the link: http://juliemcguffee.blogspot.com/ (http://juliemcguffee NULL.blogspot NULL.com/)
Good luck hope your win!
August 4, 2011 No Comments
Take a look at this little guy, is he OMG so cute or what? The diaper is cute by itself, the monster eye enlarged and appliqued on the shirt is delightful, but add this beautiful baby boy and what do you have? One super-cute fella, that’s what!
Heather created this colorful outfit for her son, Tristin. I can’t get over how happy he looks in his new outfit. Now that’s mama pride and baby joy, no doubt about it. Congatulations Heather on an outstanding outfit made with Babyville Boutique products!
Stay tuned for more adorable Babyville Babies™ in the coming days from Babyville Boutique Design Team members……
Have fun Sewing!
Babyville Boutique is a DIY Diaper Sewing Program from Prym Consumer USA. Vist the Babyville Boutique Facebook page for more information. http://www.facebook.com/BabyvilleBoutique (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/BabyvilleBoutique)
August 3, 2011 No Comments
Well, what a fabulous forum discussion tonight. I gave details about Babyville Boutique, the DIY Diaper Sewing program I co -developed with my friend Ellie.
The ladies were very gracious…and very excited about this fabulous program that will bring DIY Diaper Sewing Supplies to local retail stores like JoAnn Stores, Hancock Fabric and Hobby Lobby. Diaper sewists will now be able to purchase supplies locally, and they absolutely loved the color coordinated program.
We had one of the most creative graphic artists I know, my friend Angel Hartline www.angelhartlinedesigns.com work with us. Angel’s whimsical and colorful icons bring Babyville to life!
To see an overview of the program, read the previous blog or visit www.babyvilleboutique.com
There is a new baby in town…Babyville Boutique!
August 1, 2011 1 Comment
Well, it’s time to let you all know what I’ve been working on for so long! It’s been a long road, but we have a very exciting program:
It’s a diaper sewing program! Diaper Sewing? Yep, that’s right. But these are not your mamas diapers! They are colorful and fun, and use modern conveniences like plastic snaps and adjustable tape (EZ Adjust Tape™). There are two books too: Cloth Diapers Made Easy! and Baby Essentials Made Easy! Each is 60 pages of full color Step-by-Step instructions for some very, very cute projects, if I do say so myself.
The Babyville Boutique DIY Diaper Sewing Program will be in Hancock Fabrics (select stores), JoAnn Fabrics (most stores), Hobby Lobby (all stores) and some independent fabric stores starting in September!
The diaper pattern, which can be used to make a variety of cloth diapers styles, is bound into the 60 page full color instruction book “Cloth Diapers Made Easy!” which includes sewing instructions for diaper covers, and a variety of diaper styles including a pocket diaper, snail shell and more.
Babyville Boutique will finally put coordinated diaper making supplies in one retail location for diaper sewing mamas, and includes PUL (10 darling prints and 13 solid colors), Coordinating FOE, Snaps, Snap Pliers, Embroidered Appliques, Embroidered Labels, Colored Hook and Loop Tape (EZ Adjust Tape™) and Buttons, plus the aforementioned Cloth Diaper Sewing Book and a 60 Page book “Baby Accessories You Can Make.” The PUL Fabric is available by the yard (double roll bolts) or in packages of three coordinating designs, with each diaper cut being a generous 21″ x 24″.
Babyville Boutique is produced by Prym® Consumer USA, who makes the Dritz® line of sewing notions and other high quality product lines. I can tell you that much attention has been paid to product testing for quality and performance of all the different products. Babyville Boutique™ has been in development many months!
A website and blog will launch soon with other features to inspire diaper sewing moms, including a Design Team of talented Diaper Sewing Moma!!! The site will be live in early September, but you can check out the home page now at: www.babyvilleboutique.com (http://www NULL.babyvilleboutique NULL.com) where you can sign up for notification when the full features of the site are live.
Be sure to visit the Babyville Boutique™ Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BabyvilleBoutique (http://www NULL.facebook NULL.com/BabyvilleBoutique)
I hope that these products will help all DIY diaper sewing moms to more easily find quality supplies, and will also provide WAHM’s (Work at Home Moms with cloth diaper businesses) to finally have local access for supplies. I’m also excited that Babyville Boutique will help develop awareness and introduce many mamas to the benefits of using and sewing cloth diapers. I expect Babyville Boutique to create a new demand for home sewn cloth diapers. Consumers and Mom’s with sew-at-home businesses will benefit from being able to find quality supplies at their local store.
A class program is being developed and there may be opportunities to teach other moms about cloth diapers, and how to sew them at a local store.
I’ll be posting the more of the color coordinated product groups (PUL, FOE, Snaps, EZ Adjust Tape, etc.) in upcoming blog posts. For new, here is a sampling of the Mod Girl Coordinates available.
August 1, 2011 38 Comments
What can I say……..I’ve been busy! Next month I’ll have a big announcement to make about a fabulous program I designed (with help from my friends Ellie and Angel) for a major manufacturer. It is going to be placed in major chain and independent stores! WOW! I’m very excited!!! Sorry I can’t tell you more right now, other than it is going to be a big program that will bring something new and fun to the stores, and will appeal to 20-30′s age sewers. More info soon, I promise! Believe me, it’s hard not to tell all…..I have been working on this program, concept, design, and the pattern development! But all the hard work will be worth it!
I just finished Two 60 page Books for this sewing program, and before that, Two 36 page craft Booklets “Outdoor Decor” and “Picture This”. The “Outdoor Decor” book contains fun painted designs for outdoor projects using Patio Paint, and “Picture This” features painted and mixed media frames and photo memory projects. All the books are at the printer…..the painting books will debut later in July, and the sewing books in late August.
So, it’s been a really, really busy couple of months. I’ve neglected JustCraftyMe, and all my friends here. And, I have lots and lots of prize mailings to catch up on too! I’ll try to send out notices by the middle of this month, and get everyone’s prizes out and mailed…..so sorry for the delay. Life just happens!
Soon, we can start with some NEW contests and free craft goodies! Can’t wait to share the crafting love with all of you. And I can’t believe that it’s almost July 4th.
So how about spending some crafty time this weekend with the kids and paint one of the colorful projects? There is a Patriotic crate, clay pot coasters, USA Blocks, just to name a few. All take under and hour to make. You can adapt the ideas to any holiday…..just change colors and design icons for Christmas or Halloween.
I’m looking forward to getting back with you here soon. Till then, happy 4th and happy crafting!
July 1, 2011 No Comments
Well, it’s been a busy couple of months. My new sewing program is almost ready, it will be presented to a major chain store next month, please keep your fingers crossed for me! As soon as everything is settled, we’ll have a separate web site especially for it, with lots and lots of creative fun!
Till then, it’s time I shared some of my current projects with you, let you know what I’ve been up to. These new Jewelry Art Stickers are simply amazing, very detailed and dazzling! Everyone in class really liked working with the Jewelry Art Stickers…it’s like making cool 20 second jewelry. Just peel and stick the Jewelry Art Sticker on your surface: a shell blank, metal or wood disc, glass bead, wooden bracelet, etc.
These stickers ship to the stores in March, so be sure to check your local store for them.
What’s new, and trendy and so cool I almost can’t stand it? Well… it’s DecoArt’s new Social Artworking Program! This is a learn-to-paint program I WANT TO TEACH! Wow! All I can say is DecoArt really outdid themselves with this one. Fabulous class supplies formulated in instructor/class sizes, beautiful trendy patterns to create an 16″ x 20″ canvas and consumer packaged supplies to continue your painting fun at home. This is the kind of class that is fun, crafty, and a social event all in one. You’ll do your wall canvas art painting on an easel with 5 basic brushes and DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint colors specially selected to help you create your own masterpiece. Did I mention there will be a cool instructor there in class to encourage you and guide you along the way to painting perfection?
Here’s a quick shot taken at the show of the class supplies. Stay tuned and I’ll post some of the great canvas projects to get you really excited about this program…
See you again soon with more crafty fun!
Bye for now from JustCraftyMe…
Valentine Boxes – You still have plenty of time to make these for your sweetie, or just change the colors for Easter or Mother’s Day gift boxes! Fill them with little gifts, candy, etc. Or, paint them in wedding colors to use as place favors. You can decoupage a name on them and use as a place card and favor all in one.
I love roses and I know you’ll enjoy painting these simple crafty roses to make a romantic frame, painted box. The frame only costs $1.00 at Michaels, so this is a very economical project. It would look sweet in a little girl’s room, and would also make a great gift for Mother’s Day. I can just see a picture of Grandma and a sweet little one in this frame!
Don’t stop your rose painting adventures with the frame – here’s a lovely painted paper mache box to make!
February 6, 2011 No Comments
Check out these cute little felt mini Christmas stockings! These make perfect teacher gifts or party favors. Tuck a couple of candy canes or a gift card inside. They are easy enough to make with the kids, so craft up some family fun today.
December 1, 2010 No Comments
If you have kids, they are gonna love the Apple Turkey Character or the Pilgrim Turkey Character. Just a little acrylic paint and some Woodsies wood shapes make these little guys quick & easy (and inexpensive) to make. They will look darling on your Thanksgiving table – and add a place card with a push pin if you want!
And here is a matching Pilgrim Apple Character!
November 17, 2010 No Comments
Whew, I’ve been a busy girl and am running sooooo behind on getting winners posted and prizes out. Sweiner, thanks for your patience, your prize is on it’s way. And ceekazee, your prize is on it’s way now.
OK, I’m still waiting for an address from nanascrapper (Nana), jenn_fever (Jenn)….so if you haven’t sent me your address, please do so. And if you already sent it, please send again! I’ve already emailed both of you.
Now…drum roll…Announcing NEW WINNERS!
You guys are the latest winners! I’ve emailed each of you for your addresses, so please send to me ASAP and I’ll get some crafting prize goodies out to you. You are all going to love these prizes, just in time for some Christmas Craft Fun! HO! HO! HO!
Thanks to everyone who has signed up for the contest and newsletter, and twitter.com/borntocraft
I’ll be updating the site late next week with some cool stuff, so check back!
November 6, 2010 4 Comments