Big thank you to Tam for having me on Sew Dang Cute today! I have to admit I was apprehensive about posting on this lovely sewing blog, because I have a big secret... Are you ready for this one? I don't have a clue how to use a sewing machine! But Tam reassured me that it was okay, and I can still show off some of my favorite projects.
First off, let me give you a brief background of myself. I've been married to my wonderful husband for 7 years, and we have an absolutely adorable 19 month old son (I'm not a bit biased about his cuteness!). I work full time as a biochemist at a large private university, but I'm a crafter at heart. I love to scrapbook, play with paper and fabric, garden, dabble in graphic design, and just let my creativity out whenever possible! I grew up with a mother that always had an "I can make that!" attitude and a father that supported her. I find that I'm a bit of a mirror image of her in that sense today!
Okay, on with the craftiness!
This may be one of my favorite projects to date! The monogram yarn wreath. You can find a tutorial on how I made it and a video tutorial for making the felt flowers on my blog.
I used mixed media on my monogram embroidery hoop (I have a thing about monograms...) to make a piece of artwork for my wall. I love merging my scrapbook supplies with other materials!
I'm in love with mini scrapbook albums (it takes me too long to complete a large one!), and I made this one from scrap cardboard. Its full of the first pictures of my son after he was born and before we brought him home from the hospital.
Now I admit that this fabric flower necklace involved some sewing. Hand stitching I can do. Its not pretty, but I can do it!
I do love to play around with the drawing program on my computer. Here I've made some cupcake toppers (be sure to visit my blog for a free download of them!) and shown various ways to use them other than just on your cupcakes!
I shamelessly feature one design from my store every Tuesday in a segment I refer to as T-Shirt Tuesday.
I also have an Etsy store where I sell my graphic designs as digital downloads, as well as fabric flowers, and other scrapbook embellishments.
So that is myself and my blog in a nutshell! I do hope you'll come by The Scrap Shoppe and look around. Be sure to leave me a comment letting me know you saw me at Sew Dang Cute!
Thanks again, Tam, for letting me visit!
Wow thanks Michele! So many amazing projects!!! Do you see why I had complete confidence in her? INCREDIBLE!!!! Please go check out the rest of her site for even more wonderful creations!