How to Create Reusable Facial Scrubs

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a project for you that is fun to make. I’m creating reusable facial scrubs for my daughter and niece. They are at the age were their face care is so critical to them. They have a morning and night routine. It tickles me.

This idea came about when they asked if I could buy them the paper cloths facial scrubs. I let them know that I could make them reusable facial scrubs.

Let’s take a look at my Reusable Facial Scrubs:

create

Creating these reusable facial scrubs was a breeze to make. You can make a dozen in no time.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

The Create Collection by Kristy Lea of Quiet Play for Riley Blake Designs. This collection has 30 different fabric prints. They are colorful and playful.

Materials:

Create Main Multi
White Aurifil Thread
Waffle Fabric
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Wonder Clips
Acrylic Canister Jar

Finished Size:

3 inches by 3 inches

Here’s how to create these facial scrubs:

Cut 12 pieces of the Create fabric to 3.25 by 3.25.

Cut 24 pieces of the Waffle fabric to 3.25 by 3.25.

Each scrub will consist of one piece of Create fabric and two-piece of the Waffle fabric.

create reusable facial scrub

With right sides together, sew a quarter inch seam around the perimeter, leaving a 3-inch hole for turning.

create reusable facial scrub create reusable facial scrub

Clip the corners to remove the bulk.

create reusable facial scrub

Turn inside out. Fold the opening in a quarter of an inch and iron.

Stitch about 1/8 inch around the four sides closing up the hole.

create reusable facial scrub

Repeat with the rest until you have 12 reusable facial scrubs.

Easy as 1-2-3!

create reusable facial scrub

create reusable facial scrub

What do you think? Will you create your own facial scrubs? Please let me know.

Supplies Used:

 

Bernina 570QE

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How to Create a Set of Sashiko Mug Rugs with Aurifil 12wt Thread

Hello everyone! I’m so happy to be here today to show you how to create a set of sashiko mug rugs with Aurifil 12wt thread.

I’ve had some recent bumps in the road, but I’m on the mend in the right direction. I have a lot of catching up to do, but I’ve promised myself to catch up slowly, and that is what I intend to do!!

Today, it’s all about hand-stitching. It’s comfortable and therapeutic to do, especially if getting to your sewing machine isn’t an option at the moment.

Take a look at my brand new Sashiko Mug Rugs:

sashiko mu rug - aurifil 12wt thread

Such beautiful patterns that would look amazing on any coffee table.

I love using Auriful’s 12wt thread because it’s thick and stands out against this pretty blue fabric.

Aurifil 12wt Thread info:

It is the heaviest weight thread that Aurifil offer and is perfect for:

-hand applique
-hand embroidery
-hand quilting
-cross stitch
-embellishment
-handmade lace
-machine applique
-blanket stitch
-machine embroidery (especially for designs that use a longer stitch length)
-machine art quilting
-Sashiko
-redwork
-lower looper serging
-longarm quilting (which I hope to do someday soon).

Imagine all of those projects that this thread is perfect for. Let me show you how I used it on my project.

Materials Needed:

Aurifil 12wt thread white
Sashiko panels
Sashiko needle
Scissors
Cutting Mat
Rotary Cutter
White Linen Fabric
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Point Turner

Finished size:

5.75 inches by 5.75 inches

Here’s how I created these mug rugs:

Choose which sashiko panels you want to use.

sashiko panels

Thread your needle with Aurifil 12wt thread and tie a knot on both stands.

Stitch using double strands.

Follow the stitch lines on the panel for accuracy.

stitch each line

Once the entire piece is completed, place it on top of the fusible fleece interfacing and square up each panel.

Adhere the fusible interfacing to the panel with the iron.

Lay the sashiko panel right sides together with linen fabric and pin.

Machine stitch or hand-stitch all four sides together, leaving a 3 inch opening for turning.

machine stitch-BERNINA 570QEE

Once all four sides are stitch, turn the mug rug inside out.

Use a point turner to poke out the corners.

pushing out the corners

Turn in the opening and hand-stitch it close using the 12wt thread.

hand-stitch closure

Iron the mug rug to flatten it and take out any creases.

Finished!!

aurifil 12wt thread

aurifil 12wt thread

Aurifil 12wt thread

Here’s my niece using a set of these mug rugs:

Supplies Used:

12wt thread small spoolsashiko panelsBernina 570QE

 

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Nobody Fights Alone Face Covering

Hello everyone!! I’m here today with a project for you that I thought I would have created back in March. The thing is I had no desire to make any of them since I work at a hospital and have to wear them all day long. Have you guessed what I’m talking about?

Yes, mask, wait, no face-covering. I decided to make some face-covering because an axillary group at my hospital decided to ask people from the community to make face-covering for individuals who can’t afford to get them and for those that live in hots spots within the hospital’s catchment area.

I saw the Nobody Fights Alone fabric from Riley Blake Designs, I knew it was time to make some face-covering.

Take a look at my Nobody Fights Alone Face Covering:

Making these face covering was so easy. I guess everyone knows that already, LOL.

Let’s talk about this fabric collection:

Nobody Fights Alone includes 13 fat quarters and one 35″ panel. This collection features classic icons representing nurses, doctors, EMS emergency dispatch, firefighters, police, and military on backgrounds of red, white, blue, black, gray, and a camouflage print.

Materials:

Nobody Fights Alone Nurse Care Red
Nobody Fights Alone First Responder Red
White Aurifil Thread
HeatnBond Sew-In Interfacing
1/4″ Elastic Pins
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat

Let’s see what it takes to make these cute face-coverings:

Cut the fabric and interfacing to 9″ x 6″.

With the right sides together, place the interfacing on the wrong side of the top layer.

Sew the 9″ side of the fabric. Leaving an opening for turning.

Open the sides of the mask and add the elastic right up against the stitched lines. Try not to twist the elastic—pin in place.

Sew down the side, stretching out the fabric. Backstitching over the elastic ends.

Repeat on the other side.

Turn the fabric inside out and iron.

Fold three pleats and pin.

Sew all the way around, closing the opening and keeping the pleats in place.

Add a second stitch over the pleats for reinforcement but not necessary.

I will make 50 of this face-covering so that my department can participate in the project!

What do you think? Please let me know.

Supplies used:

 

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Gem Stone Lap Quilt

Hello and Happy July, everyone! 2020 has changed our lives in so many different ways. We can talk about all of the things we miss or haven’t been able to do, but I want to talk about what I’ve learned and loves about this stay at home time.

First, I saved so much money by not going anywhere or buy anything besides groceries. Second, I’ve been able to spend more time with my children. I realize how much I miss when we are off to school and work on a typical day. The third is more time to finish and start new crafts, LOL!!

Yes, I’ve been able to finish older projects and start new ones like my project that I want to share with you today.

Take a look  at my Gem Stone Lap Quilt:

The colors in this collection are so vibrant and fun.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Gem Stones Basics, by PSD2, is a stunning collection of fabrics featuring an ombre confetti design that runs selvage to selvage.

This collection contains 17 different prints.

Let’s dive into how to create this lap quilt:

Cutting fabric:

Cut 10 strips of different colors to 5 inches x the width of the fabric.

Sewing Strips:

Line the strips up in the order you want to see them as a quilt.

Place the first two right-sides together and sew a 1/4 inch down the length of the fabric.

Repeat this process until all of your strips are sewn together.

Once that is done, its time to cut the batting and backing.

Lay the quilt top on top of the batting and backing. Make sure the batting is bigger then the quilt top and the backing is more significant than the batting.

To make sure the quilt top doesn’t move, pin all three layers in place.

Now its time to quilt the quilt.

Once the quilting is finished, square up the quilt on all four sides.

The last thing to do now is to add the binding.

Cut 4 strips of 2.5 inch of the binding fabric.

Sew the strips together, then sew the binding to the quilt.

Sew the binding around the entire quilt.

Look at how pretty the Gem Stone Lap Quilt is!

 

What do you think? Making a Lap Quilt is fun and easy. Let me know what you think.

Supplies used:

 Bernina 570QE

 

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Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio “Celebrate” Collaboration Blog Hop Details + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew + Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate Collaboration Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing a brand new collection called Celebrate. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Svitlana Shayevich, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my pinwheel pencils:

It’s summertime, and the patterned paper is fun and full of flowers. Perfect for the summer.

Giving gifts to my staff brings me joy. My team loves receiving goodies that I make for them. This go-round, they will receive a pencil with a pinwheel attached. This will make them smile from one ear to the other.

Creating these pinwheels are as easy as 1-2-3:

  1. Use an electronic cutter and software to create and cut the pinwheel out of the 12 x12 Celebrate pattern paper.
  2. Old brads that match are perfect to use to hold the flower petals together.
  3. Adhere the pinwheels to the pencils using a glue gun.

See nothing to it!

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

There are TWO grand prizes(entire collection worth $85.5) from Altenew and Pinkfresh Studio up for grabs. Two winners will be picked randomly from the comments left on any of the blogs listed below. Please leave your comments by 7/2/2020 to be eligible to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 Altenew or Pinkfresh Studio gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog and Pinkfresh Studio giveaway page on 7/8/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Else Siegers

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Pinkfresh Studio Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nathalie DeSousa

Lea Lawson

Lauren Hender

Reiko Tsuchida

Laura Bassen

Anna Komenda

Nicole Watt

Angelica Conrad

Terhi Koskinen

Laurie Willison

Caly Person

Missy Whidden

Amber Rain Davis

Channin Pelletier

Cristina Sales

Norine Borys

Ashlea Cornell

Jung AhSang

Lilith Eeckels

Kay Miller

Flora Farkas

Lydia Evans

Heather Hoffman

Amanda Baldwin

Jaycee Gaspar

Ivana Camdzic

Erica Thomspon

Virginia Lu

Kelly Lunceford

Yasmin Diaz

Therese Calvird

Kristina Pokazenieva

Maryam Perez

Natasha Valkovskaya

TaeEun Yoo

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Else Siegers

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Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew Paint-A-Flower: Daffodil Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new paint-a-flower stamp set. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Amber Rain Davis, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my wooden tag key chains:

Daffodil stamp set

Stamping on wood is one of my favorite ways to craft. It’s exquisite, and it looks a lot like wood burning.

Decorating these wooden pieces is easy.

Daffodil stamp set

Simply ink up the stamp with ink that works on wood and stamp where you want the image to appear.

Daffodil Stamp Set

Now its time to stamp a sentiment. I want to use the word love, so I cover the rest of the sentiment with tape.

Once the word is entirely ink, remove the tape and stamp the sentiment where you want it.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil stamp set

Repeat with the second wooden tag.

Daffodil stamp set

Daffodil Stamp Set

Let’s take a look at both tags:

Daffodil stamp set

Add a key ring, and your good to go.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog for a chance to win. We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on THIS POST on 06/30/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Tania Ahmed

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Norine Borys

Nicole Watt

Virginia Lu

Maryam Perez

Amber Rain Davis

Kymona Tracey ← you are here

Tania Ahmed

Erum Tasneem

Nathalie DeSousa

Jaycee Gaspar

Ashlea Cornell

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Sveta Fotinia

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

 

Altenew June 2020 Stand-alone Dies Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stand-alone dies. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Ashlea Cornell, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Let’s take a look at my mini book:

Soda top nesting die

 

Wow, look at edges of this mini-book, so different and new. To create this mini-book, I used two of the brand new dies released today, the Waterbrush Hello Die and the Soda Top Nesting Die.

Waterbush hello die

Here’s how to create this mini-book:

Use watercolor paper and create watercolor circles.

Let it dry.

Use a die cutting machine and cut out 10 pieces (5 pieces of the watercolored pieces and 5 blank pieces) using the biggest soda top nesting die.

Punch a hole using a hole punch.

Add one tubular rivet and secure it by banging it with a hammer.

Die-cut 3 of the waterbrush hello die out of black cardstock.

Adhere the 3 hello die-cut together with liquid glue.

Once that dries, adhere the entire hello piece to the front of the mini-book.

Add some satin gold sequin to the front of the book for dimension.

Voila – you’re done.

soda top nesting die

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 6/22/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 6/25/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Agnieszka Malyszek

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Jennifer McGuire

Nicole Watt

Nathalie DeSousa

Lydia Evans

Jaycee Gaspar

Laurie Willison

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Lilith Eeckels

Svitlana Shayevich

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Virgninia Lu

Maryam Perez

Reiko Tsuchida

Ashlea Cornell

Kymona Tracey

Amber Rain Davis

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

watercolor paper satin gold sequinWaterbrush hello die   soda top nesting die We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile - Multi Punch Sizzix - Big Shot Plus Machine - White and Gray Tombow Mono Liquid GlueKlum House Tubular Rivets

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How to Make a Fun and Easy Cotton Tote

Hello everyone!! Can you believe we are halfway through the year? I have to say it’s been the longest 6 months ever. During the stay at home order, what new hobbies did you learn? If sewing was that hobby, welcome to the club.

Today, I’m sharing a beginner tutorial on how to make a fun and easy cotton tote using Snow Sweet Collection by J. Wecker Frisch.

Take a look at my Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Snow Sweet tote

This tote is so darn cute. The pairing of both fabric just fits.

Let’s take about this fabric collection:

Snow Sweet was created by J. Weaker Frisch. This collection contains 32 different pattern prints.

fabric collection

 

It’s time to create!

Materials:

1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Paper Snowflake Blue
1/2 yard of Snow Sweet Candy Making Text White.
Fusible Fleece Interfacing
Dritz Curtain Grommets
Pins
Ruler
Rotary Cutter
Cutting Mat
Scissors
Point turner
Wonder Kits
Fabric Marker
Chicago Screws
Chicago Screw Plyers
Screwdriver

Instructions on how to create a Snow Sweet Cotton Tote:

Cutting fabric:

Cut two pieces of the outer material 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the lining fabric 18 inches x 16 inches.

Cut two pieces of the fusible fleece interfacing.

Cut two leather straps to 28 inches.

Making the bag:

Iron two fusible fleece to the lining fabric.

Snow Sweet

With right sides together, line the lining and the outer fabric together and pin.

Sew around the entire bag leaving a 3″ to 4″ opening.  Cut corners to reduce bulk.

Snow Sweet

Turn and puck out the corner. Sew the opening with a 1/8 inch stitch.

Repeat for the bag front panel.

Once both pieces are turned, it is time to put the bag together.

Right sides together line up the two pieces matching all four corners -clip.

Sew 1/4 inch seam line on all 3 sides.

Snow Sweet

Turn the bag inside out.

Adding the leather handle:

Measure down 2 inches from the top and over 3 inches from the side seam and mark the fabric.

Snow Sweet

 

Sweet Snow

 

Sweet Snow

Use the Dritz circle template to draw the circle on the front and back of the bag where the chalk marks are.

Snow Sweet

Use a pair of scissors to cut the circle out.

Place the grommet in place and press down until you hear a snap.

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

To attach the leather steps, use a leather hole punch and punch where you want the screws to go.

Snow Sweet

Add the screw and tighten it.

Place the Chicago screw tool over screw and close. Use a screwdriver to tighten the screw.

Chicago Screw Tool

Repeat for the remaining 3 handles.

Quick and easy, right?!

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

Snow Sweet

What do you think? Would you create this easy cotton tote bag? I would love to see it.

Supplies Used:

 

Bernina 570QE

fabric collection

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Altenew June 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils/More Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew June 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, stencils, and more. If you arrived here from the talented blog, Svitlana Shayevich, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my stamp wooden bowl:

I used Altenew’s brand new Wild & Free Stamp Set to makeover this plain wooden bowl.

I love the whimsical look of the flowers and sentiments with this stamp set. No coloring needed.

Stamping this bowl is easy:

Decide on which images you want to stamp on the side and inside the bowl.

Use a small stamp block to stamp each of the images.

What do you think? Will you try stamping on wood? Please let me know?

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 6/9/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Card Blog on 6/11/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Lydia Evans

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Laurie Willison

Amber Rain Davis

Jaycee Gaspar

Nicole Watt

Vicky Papaioannou

Norine Borys

Virginia Lu

Ashlea Cornell

Nathalie DeSousa

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Erum Tasneem

Agnieszka Malyszek

Maryam Perez

Svitlana Shayevich

Kymona Tracey

Lydia Evans

Jennifer McGuire

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

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Altenew May 2020 Stamps/Dies/Stencils Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello, and welcome to Altenew May 2020 Blog Hop!! Today we are showcasing brand new stamps, dies, and stencils. If you arrived here from Altenew Mixed Media blog, then you are on the right track. If this is your first stop, then you will want to start at the beginning, the Altenew Card Blog.

Take a look at my flower pressed cards:

pressed flower cards

I used real flowers that I pressed two weeks ago and paired them with Altenew’s brand new Inked Lotus Stamp Set to create these beautiful cards.

Creating these cards was so much fun. I’ve never used real flowers before to make anything, so it was exciting. I used my Pressed Flower kit from The Crafter’s Box. I’ve been a member for the past 4 years, and I absolutely love all of the new things I learn from their workshops.

Here’s how I created these cards:

First, I bought some flowers I wanted to press from a local nursery.

Then, I took my time and add the flowers to the press and pressed them. That was two weeks ago.

Once the two weeks passed, take the press apart and carefully removed the flowers from the press.

I decided which flowers I wanted to add to the front of my cards.

Once that decision is made, add a small amount of Mod Podge with a small paintbrush to the back of flowers and adhered them to the front of the cards.

To finish the cards, use Altenew Permanent Black Ink to stamp the different sentiments on the front of the cards.

Done!!

Let’s take a look at each card:

I have to admit, creating these cards was so therapeutic. The flowers are so delicate you have to take your time and focus on what you’re doing.

What do you think? Will you make your own pressed flower cards? Please let me know.

What is a blog hop without an amazing gift? Yayyy!!!

Prizes:

To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $50 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Mixed Media Blog by 5/17/2020 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $20 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 5/20/2020.

Next Stop on this Blog Hop is:

Laurie Willison

You do not want to miss out on her amazing creations!!

Just in case you lose your place along the way, here is the complete list of participants so that you can find your way back:

Altenew Card Blog

Agnieszka Malyszek

Amber Rain Davis

Ashlea Cornell

Erum Tasneem

Jaycee Gaspar

Altenew Mixed Media Blog

Kymona Tracey ←you are here

Laurie Willison

Lilith Eeckels

Lydia Evans

Maryam Perez

Nathalie DeSousa

Nicole Picadura

Nicole Watt

Norine Borys

Reiko Tsuchida

Tania Ahmed

Therese Calvird

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu

Supplies used:

(Thank you so much for stopping by. Compensated affiliate links are used at no cost to you. The Altenew products were given to me since I’m on the design team. The other products were personally purchased. This post was not paid or sponsored.)

black ink flower press

Thank you for stopping by!