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I found this so interesting. Amanda McCavour makes these with her sewing machine, threads,  and fabrics that dissolves in water. Who would have thought? Anyway, these pictures represent her living room. Don’t you just love these? I sure do!

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Amanda McCavour creates incredible images with thread. She describes how she does it on her website:

In my work, I use a sewing machine to create thread drawings and installations by sewing into a fabric that dissolves in water. This fabric makes it possible for me to build up the thread by sewing repeatedly into my drawn images so that when the fabric is dissolved, the image can hold together without a base. These thread images appear as though they would be easily unraveled and seemingly on the verge of falling apart, despite the works actual raveled strength.

The images above are from an installation called “Living Room,” in which McCavour made life-sized drawings of all the stuff she once had in her living room.

I saw this tutorial and just thought it would be so neat for my granddaughters. They love the “princesses” and would love playing with these. I didn’t copy all the steps because it is a little long. You can go here: http://findingtimetocreate.blogspot.com/2011/03/tracing-paper-dolls-for-silhouette-to.html to see the entire tutorial.

Cute Tote Tutorial

Posted: February 29, 2012 in crafts, German, sew, sewing, trendy
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Today I found a tote tutorial that is so cute! It is on a blog that is written in German but you can use the “translate” option on Google to see the instructions in English.

Here is the link: http://geliebteszuhause.blogspot.com/2011/06/anleitung-genahte-einkaufstasche.html

My Pinterest

Posted: February 1, 2012 in crafts, pictures, Pinterest, sayings

OK, I am hooked on Pinterest! I have found recipes, beautiful pictures, quilts, sewing, crafts, sayings, and lots of things to make me happy. If you have not tried it, you need to go to http://www.pinterest.com and sign up. They will get back to you in a day or two. Yes, you have to be invited. Once you are able to sign on, they give you a basic setup with boards. You can add things that you like to the boards or make new boards. You can add your own things or you can repin something that is already been added to Pinterest. If you find someone that adds pins that you like, then you can follow them.


I have added some things that I have pinned. Enjoy!