Archives For May 2014

It’s rare that I dedicate a post to a person, rather than a technique or discovery, but it would be remiss of me not to dedicate a Fabric Friday post to sewing ace, Debbie Shore.

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Yup, I’ve finally gotten around to it. It’s bag making time!

*races off to the craft room* …

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It’s not often that I have the time to put together such a comprehensive blog post so I certainly took advantage and armed myself the camera (with fresh battery and empty memory card), notepad and pencil and set myself up in front of the Brother Scan N Cut.

During shows on Create and Craft I have previously demonstrated how to make decorative sentiment plaque on the Brother Scan N Cut machine using only two pre-installed shapes so I thought that I would document that technique for future reference.

This (all 60+ pictures) together with a whole load of words, is the result of a well spent morning … Enjoy!

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I’ve often seen prairie points in various guises and creations however I’ve never had a go at these.

The notion of mucking about with these little triangles resurfaced when they were briefly demonstrated during a recent show that I worked on at Create and Craft featuring Debbie Johnson and Kim Suleman from Canny Keepsakes/Six Penny Memories.

I mentally noted down the “how to” in my memory bank of makes but it was only in the last day or so that I have managed to get a couple of days to play in the craft room.

So, given that I had the time and the inclination – I thought that I would have a go.

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I’ve had a LOTof questions about importing and exporting different file types for use with the Brother Scan N Cut so I thought that I’d do an explanation of the file types and how to use them with the Scan N Cut Canvas so that you can refer back to it whenever you need to.

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I’ve been sewing up some pin cushions this week as little testers for christmas (yes, I said it) gifts for some friends and family that like sewing so I thought that I would share the results (so far) with you.

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This week’s Monday Mash Up really is a blending of various things.

The result though is quite ‘clean’ and classic.

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Been having a tinker with the Brother Scan N Cut again this week and made a cool little project that I thought that I would share with you.

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I’ve had a lot of questions, and talked a fair bit about, the Brother Scan N Cut Canvas online design suite so I thought that it was about time that I gave you more of an explanation as to what this is and what you can do with it.

It’s just a quick overview but will hopefully cover some of those frequently asked questions.

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Just a quickie for Fabric Friday this week that combines my love of fabric with my passion for reading.

Bookmarks are fairly easy to create and involve some very basic skills. In this post I’ll give you a very basic overview as to how I create mine to give you a jumping off point in case you wanted to have a go yourself.

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