Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chocolate Waffle Ice Cream Bowls!

I saw this dessert and thought it looked too delicious not to share! The description says the the bowl ends up being the consistency of a thin brownie.

Go to The Idea Room to see a picture and the complete description.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pipe Cleaner Dragonfly

How cute is this little Dragonfly? It might be good for decorating a birthday gift. Go to the Craftbits website to see the details of how to make this project.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Personalized Embossed Candles!

Once again, The Idea Room has given us another great craft idea! Check out her description of how to embosse candles using stamps.

We are going to try this project soon and I'll post pictures of our effort.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Quilting Tips

I decided to make another quilt, and this time to push myself to learn new things. I borrowed a beginners quilting book from the library and search through it for new tricks.

Here are some tips I found especially helpful:

  1. Even up the edges of the fabric before you start
  2. Press your fabric before cutting out the shapes. DO NOT iron. Pressing (not moving the iron across the fabric) prevents the fabric from stretching and becoming uneven.
  3. Once two pieces have been sewn together, press the seam under the darker fabric to avoid shadows.
  4. When doing a "pillow-style finish" trim the corners of all fabrics off after sewing them together (don't get too close to the stiches!).

With this quilt I am also following a pattern, a first for me! It is going okay so far. Here is what the pattern is supposed to look like when I'm done.