Saturday, September 4, 2010

Fabric fun...

I have been a horrible blogger lately. I just went back to work again this last Monday, and it is hard to get used to after having the whole summer off. I've been so tired when I get home the last thing I want to do is.....well just about anything actually....(big grin)!
I have been wanting to blog these pictures that me and my new BFF Chris Twardowski made together for a Stampin Up meeting we went to last Saturday. Chris was asked to have a display of fun things with our new fabric and she asked me to help her. I had a blast the two days she came to my house to make these things.
This basket looks a little empty, but that's because I didn't take a picture of it full. When the meeting was over, Chris and I divided everything and so she has the other 4 bags we made. Cute idea for a little gift huh? Super easy and quick to make too. We took the fabric and decorated a box. I just wish I had put a nice gift in there first. We just took the fabric and made a very pretty flower for the top....with the fabric.
We also incorporated the Decor Elements into our display because it went with some of our fabric display. How cute is this platter? I can't believe how easy those Decor Elements are to adhere.
We also put some on some "hot chocolate" mugs, made some coasters from the fabric and a button, added a bow...and voila.

How cute would this be for a gift with the hot chocolate tucked into the mugs, and the platter full of cookies or some other yummy dessert?
Here are the 4 coasters all together.
WE also made a cute little dishtowel and spruced it up a bit. Lis, my upline, also commented that it would make a cute little apron too.
These are those adorable little candy wrappers made from the new die in the Holiday Mini Catalog. I love these!!!
We threw them in a cute little glass container that Chris picked up from IKEA for like $1.99, we decorated the lid, and it's ready for giving to someone we love.
There are so many fun things to do to decorate the lid with the fabric, this was just one of them.
My daughter Amy has requested that I make her a recipe book of all the things I make that she loves. She asked that it be made with fun Stampin Up stuff, since that is so me.....I love her...So I ordered the 6X6 Real Red Linen album and decorated the front with the fabric. I don't know about you, but I think it turned out pretty darn cute. Now to just get those recipes done and inside.
We also decorated a small Christmas tree with the fabric. This is using the matching DSP to make the garland with the new Tasteful Trim die.
We made some ornaments.

My rendition of a tree topper. It might not be a star, but I think it's cute.
This was our display at the meeting. We also took a loaf of bread and wrapped it with a bow with some of the fabric. It would make a great gift too.
It was fun to put this all together. Now I have all these Christmas projects done.....woo hoo. I also won 3 prizes that day, so I was really stoked.
I will show more of what was there on a different post.
Thanks for peeking in.
Have a wonderful day.


  1. these are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Oh my gosh, Andrea, these are fabulous projects. I am so inspired to start creating with fabric. I went to a new class today called Fabric Fun Arts & Crafts. All I could think of the whole time was making all the projects with SU's new fabrics. Now I have even more ideas!