Saturday, November 17, 2012

Creating Custom Fabric, Wallpaper and Wall Decals

Have you ever spent days, weeks, months and maybe years searching for the perfect fabric or wall paper? You've wished you could make exactly what you wanted? Well, you can! There is a great little online company called that makes it all possible. I have used them for a few of my sewing projects by making my own design on fabric. They have several different types of fabrics that you can choose to have your design placed such as, Basic Combed Cotton: Kona® Cotton: Cotton Poplin: Cotton Voile: Cotton Silk: Linen-Cotton Canvas:  Organic Cotton Interlock Knit: Organic Cotton Sateen:  Heavy Cotton Twill: Silk Crepe de Chine. 

At Spoonflower they make it possible for individuals to design, print and sell their own fabric designs. Can you imagine that someone might incorporate your designs in to their own creation or home decor? I have had two of my designs sell to others and am waiting for their results. 

So, how does it work? Easy! Create your design by painting or drawing it by hand on a bleed-resistant paper, then take a digital photograph of it or scan it. (If your design is larger than the scanner, you can scan it section by section.) If you’re Photoshop or Microsoft Publisher-savvy, you can style a design by scratch on the computer or manipulate your previously scanned images to achieve the perfect look.
Upload your design to
Select the amount of fabric you will need for your project(s).
Check out and anxiously await the arrival of your new, personalized fabric!
Below are some of my projects I've made using Now some of the fabrics below are copyrighted by their companies so I can not sell those. Keep copyrights in mind when making your fabrics. You may not profit from their logos. All of my items below were given as a gift.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Pink & Brown For Baby

This project was made for a friend of my daughters that is due to have her baby girl any day now. They have been such good friends since their college days in Gamma Phi Beta sorority . We went with that friendship theme and had fabric made by to reflect the sorority badges and colors of the times, The fabric we made into baby shoes, baby burp pads and a coordinating blanket. The blanket is my own design by simply cutting a square and sewing around the edges and then top stitching around the edges for a cleaner, softer look.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Graduation Rosette's on Rulers

These were made the night before my son's high school graduation by my daughters and myself. We used the cricut cartridge Ribbons & Rosettes. RIBBONS & ROSETTES Cartridge

When he did his graduation walk, we yelled and waved these little attention getters in the air. LOL

Anyway, on with the craft. We used black card stock and red card stock (high school colors) on the cricut machine to make the rosettes and circles. We used fabric ribbons in red/black and cream plaid, also solid red and solid black. The stick is a ruler. Some heavy duty glue everything glue (including fingers, clothing, and other unintentional things). 

Gwendolyn copied some of my son's (Nathan) senior pictures on regular printer paper at home.

It took six 3" cutouts of the star design to make one rosette. One 2" circle for the photo to be mounted on and the same for the back of rosette. Make sure you cut the photo slightly smaller so the color of the circle shows a little. Make a total to three 2" circles. I mounted the ribbon in between the circles on the back for a cleaner look.

This project can be done alone but the extra set of hands really helped with keeping everything together so it could be glued.  That's it so give it a whirl!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Company Logo Baby Layette

This is a little layette that I made for one of the employees at my husbands work. I made the baby gown from a t-shirt bearing the company's logo. The baby shoes were made from the sleeves of another work shirt and the burp pads were made using fabric that I had printed at All of the items were combined in a small basket and presented to the employee who went absolutely nuts over the items. That really makes you feel good to know that they thoroughly enjoyed the gift!

All of the items were made using FREE patterns listed here:

Baby Booties pattern:

T-Shirt baby gown pattern:

Burp Cloth pattern:

Monday, May 21, 2012

I've Got A Notion!

What notion is your favorite and how do you use it?
I really like my hem clips. You know those little metal clips that look something like a clothes pin. I have not only used them to help hold hems in place, but have used them as extra hands for other projects as well. Glueing paper projects that need to be held in place, temporary fittings for garments and to hold patterns to fabric when marking. Gotta love those handy dandy notions!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Merry Stockings Personalized


These stockings are my own design. I will try to upload my pattern at a later time, for those of you that might be interested. I used a plaid cotton that I had just sitting in my sewing room and a solid red heavy cotton for the cuff. The names were embroidered on the red fabric, with my Babylock machine, before cutting the angled cuff design from the fabric. It made it easier to line up the white embroidery thread names.

They were made the week of Christmas and yes, Santa filled them all!

Material Notes

Cotton Plaid from, Solid Red Heavy Cotton, White Embroidery Thread, Regular red sewing thread


Garment Type