Saturday, May 30, 2009

Stamps and Stickers

Alright here are some of the stamps sets I am getting rid of. I will list the prices above them. Let me know if you are interested. Email or call me.

This is for the ladies I know. You get first dibs before I put them on Etsy.
I forgot some of the titles so forgive me.

Any questions please call me, email me (pebandpop at yahoo dot com) or leave a comment. Thanks.

It shows black on it. Black usually stains the rubber from day one. It doesn't take away from the stamp.
This was a Hostess gift at one time. I think two of them have been used maybe once. So basically it's brand new.
This is a very cute set. Once again, there isn't a lot of use out of this one either.
It looks like once stamp was used. The rest are brand new.
Brand new. Never used.
An old Hostess set as well. Not use. At least that's what it looks like.
These have been used a couple of times but still in great shape.
An old Hostess gift. Used a couple times.
$1.00 Winter chip board letter.
It's got glitter on them.
$2.00 A cute Valentines/Love tag.


$2.50 Just a cute set of Prom/anything else set of stickers.


Thursday, May 28, 2009

Plush Toys Tutorial

Here is my next tutorial on how to make a plush toy. I am going to make them to go with the baby shower presents I give. They will be a present topper. I hope that made sense.

So the toy I am making came from this sticker. I used the throw away part to use as my outline.
Pin the template to the fabric and cut out. (Hindsight: I should have cut the fabric a little bit bigger so that it looked just like the template when finished. I didn't do that and it looked smaller.) I used cotton on one side and minky on the other.
Since Minky moves a lot I had to pin it a bunch of times. Believe me, it helps. It may be a pain but you don't get a lot of movement.
Sew all the way around. I used a 1/4 inch seam. Leave about 2-3 inches for the opening.
Cut slots into the part of the fabric that is curved. Be careful not to cut the stitch.

Turn it inside out.
Fill with stuffing. You can fill it with however much you want. I used a moderate amount.
Then I hand stitched it closed. Ok, in this picture I just whip stiched it. I ended up taking it out and looked up how to do the hidden stitch. Here is a link on how to do it: Hidden stitch.
Here is the finished product. This was my first attempt at making these but I have so many more ideas. I am thinking of making a cute giraffe next. It will have some ribbon attached to it for the hair side. Maybe I'll try a lion too. That would be cute.
Happy Crafting!!!

Clothespin Magnet Tutorial

I decided that I had enough people wanting to know how to make the things that I make. So here is the first of many tutorials I am going to do. This first one is how to decorate and make a clothespin magnet. Sorry the pictures aren't that great.

The first thing you do is cut out the paper you want to use. I tried cutting it a little bit bigger than the clothespin and then cutting off the rest, but it was getting all mucked up. It wouldn't cut straight and the paper looked frayed on the edges. Not the good kind of fray either. So just cut it the same size. It looks like it would be hard to get the correct size but it wasn't too hard. I used my paper cutter.
Next use Mod Podge to cover one side of the clothespin.

Next, put the paper on top the the glued side and press firmly.
When the glue is dry (I don't wait for it to dry) put a coat of Mod Podge over the paper. You can do a couple coats to make sure it is sealed. I did two.
When it is dry, attach the magnet to the back. I was glueing them to the middle of the pin. The picture shows it a bit lower. I just put it where the spring was. I glued it on with hot glue. You can use other types of glue too. I just had the hot glue around at the time.
You are done. Pretty easy right? They turn out so cute. They are fast and a nice little present for a girlfriend or a wedding or shower present.
Happy Crafting!!!
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