Happy 4th of July! 6 Americana-inspired Projects

June 16th, 2015

This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.

 

4th of July Projects

Collage Mason Jars 4th of July These collaged Mason jars can be used as a centerpiece at your party, or as containers for your flatware and straws. Place a jar of flags sitting by the entrance so that guests can wave their star spangled banner when the mood strikes.


 

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This 4th of July, bring a touch of  red, white, and blue to your celebration. Inspire your patriotic side by making handmade decorations for your backyard BBQ or 4th of July festivities. Get an added dose of good, old-fashioned Americana with these free projects from The Studio.   4th of July Projects These collaged Mason jars […]

Stitched Girls with Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer

June 12th, 2015

Stitched Girls Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer


 

Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project.

Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! And, if you have ever tried free motion stitching well, then, you know that it does feel like you are stitching with your eyes closed!  Seriously … and that is exactly why I love free motion stitching! In real life and in real sewing, I tend to be a perfectionist … I want things to look intentional, clean and perfectly placed. In free motion stitching I like the imperfect, the loose and haphazard stitches that are created that somehow, in the end, look perfectly placed!

 

Recently I took a couple months off from just about every freelance opportunity that came my way … I needed to just rest, pamper myself and work on my art. I enrolled in Danielle Donaldson’s Creative Girls online class along with a few other classes and just worked away learning and taking it easy. I was so inspired by Danielle’s class that in no time I whipped out my sewing machine and was free motion stitching these little girls! Read the rest of this entry »



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  Today’s project is by Guest Artist Cynthia Shaffer. Please give a warm welcome to her and enjoy her amazing project. Of all the crafts I have tackled in my lifetime, I always claim that sewing is the #1 thing I do and could probably do with my eyes closed … I kid you not! […]

4 Projects to Get into the Summer Spirit

June 9th, 2015

Summer Projects



Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of time to work on your new or neglected summer projects.

Get into the summer spirit with these four creative ideas. Let your hair down, throw on some comfy shorts, and begin an artful adventure that doesn’t have to end when summer does. Read the rest of this entry »



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Summer is the time to hit the beach, throw a summer BBQ, and enjoy life. It can also be a wonderful opportunity to stretch your creative muscles. Without the pressures of getting the kids to school or trying to be home every night by 8 p.m. to watch your favorite TV show, there’s loads of […]

2 Projects by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson — Same Rue Romantique Bezel!

June 5th, 2015

Guest Artist Kristen Robinson Rue Romantique Bezel

Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is a creative collaboration between Kristen Robinson and Susan Lenart Kazmer of ICE Resin.

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Today’s projects are by Guest Artist Kristen Robinson. She demonstrates two very distinct uses for the same Rue Romantique  bezel. These bezels can be used as an embellishment on home decor projects, mixed-media artwork, or art journaling pages. They can also be used in jewelry projects to frame or embellish your pieces. Rue Romantique is […]

Glimpse Inside June Issues and a Magazine Giveaway!

June 2nd, 2015

 

Discount Receive $5 off June titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0615 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer).

Bella Grace

Bella Grace Glimpse Inside June



 

If you haven’t yet experienced Bella Grace, this is the moment – right here, right now – to join this incredible, empowering movement. Our latest issue takes you on a soothing, summer drive, shares a moving, sometimes unexpected portrait of sisterhood, and shows you how to lose and find yourself through travel. Emma Tree chases the light; Maddie Mulvaney embraces the messy, and their words, their photography are goose-bump-raising. Must-read features also include: reclaiming and re-living the summers of our childhoods, choosing acceptance in “My Selfie in Words,” “The Forest is my World and this Backpack is my Home,” and seeking simple goodness. Read the rest of this entry »



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  Receive $5 off June titles. Copy and paste coupon code BLOG0615 when prompted at checkout. (Discount code can be used only once per customer). Bella Grace   If you haven’t yet experienced Bella Grace, this is the moment – right here, right now – to join this incredible, empowering movement. Our latest issue takes you on a soothing, […]