Spring is here with all of the pollen and rain and rain and pollen. Spring is also a time of new beginnings, which means it’s time to take resources and experience to the next level. This accessory collection was to be released over six months ago, however, after having a child, adapting to a new life, household and martial obligations as well as working a full time job it stalled. After all the blood, sweat and tears the Neci LoveHarmon collection is here. This is actually the 5th collection of my custom, eclectic handbags and totes. People always ask what inspires a line of bags. To tell the truth, I have a general idea of the colors I desire then I travel to various shops for fabric and whatever organically speaks to my eye is what I use. The palate includes stone grey, light grey, white , brown, mustard yellow, orange and Ankara prints.
There are four separate looks, the envelope clutch, the oversized clutch bag, the large pouch and the crossbody large tote. We used a variety of different textures including faux leather, upholstery woven fabric, woven leather, cotton prints and Ankara prints. Check out the entire collection here.
I hope that you are inspired by this collection. Through this process I cracked my IPad screen, which was upsetting to say the least, but I am very happy with the finished product. Want to view the entire collection? Check out the Etsy shop here.
Until next time …. create your style!
I am so excited about our last completed project. We cut and constructed emoji pillows. This was the first sewing project for the beginner sewing class I am teaching at a local high school. The students enjoyed planning and creating the face of the emoji. Some had difficulty sewing the pillow by machine so they completed a hand-sewn pillow.
In order to create this pillow you will need:
1/2 yard of yellow felt fabric
1/4 yard of black, red and white felt
Hot glue gun and glue sticks
Copy Paper for pattern
Pillow foam stuffing
Spool of thread
Colored pencil or pen
Once you have all of your supplies, locate a circle of your choice. Trace onto copy paper for pattern. Use a trash can or a circle you may find around your house. Transfer the copy paper circle to fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut two circles.
Next locate your Emoji face of choice using online technology. Trace onto copy paper. The easiest way to do this is to place copy paper atop of a desktop computer and trace. Transfer the emoji face to copy paper using pen or pencil of choice. Place the copy paper on top of the desktop screen and trace. Cut out and transfer the pattern to the felt fabric using a pen or colored pencil. Cut out the felt Emoji face.
Use a hot glue gun to glue the face in the center of the yellow felt circle. Place right sides together of Emoji faced circle and other yellow circle. Hand sew or machine stitch the circles leaving an opening for turning the pillow inside out.
Clip curves and turn pillow inside out. Add pillow foam to the inside until full. Use needle and thread to close opening in pillow. Voila! Emoji success!
These are the cutest pillows ever!
Until next time …..create your style!
We’re back! After four months of change we are ready for the upcoming year with many new goals and creative projects. Expect more videos, more online writing and more connecting with other fabulous crafty individuals.
This week we feature the cutest baby ever … Baby Jett. He has been the main reason for the four month change. He is wearing his first DIY bob and bootie set. The white, brown and blue elephant printed cotton bib and bootie set was easy to execute. We have made over 12 sets of these items. We found this pattern in an unknown craft book over nine years ago.
Again, isn’t he the cutest model?
Until next time ….create your style!
It’s been a while hasn’t it. This week we paired a set of happy customers of What’s She Creating? Enterprises. The client on the left carries a brown faux leather printed clutch bag with a wooden circle accent and button. This is a great bag to take on day date excursions.
The client with the handheld tote on the right is working her bag. We constructed this item more than five years ago. This handheld tote is made of a black faux leather yoke and a turquoise, pink, black and gold printed cotton fabric. The handles are ribbon wrapped wooden dowels.
Both clients are extremely satisfied with their purchases and we love satisfying our clients. Why not check our online Etsy shop and order your custom bag today? Click here for the site.
Until next time….. create your style!
We decided to create some seat cushions for our kitchen island bar stools. However, this project was a bit of a fail. I don’t have too many failure projects but I’m not satisfied with this one. I thought I would post it anyway just to show that sometimes one may come up with a fabulous idea and it may not be completed perfectly. I thought of this design using acrylic paint and tape on fabric and stitched it together to create a pillow seat cushion. However, I didn’t make the pattern large enough. The design of the cushion looks rather weird. I spent a lot of time creating this print, my fingers were tingling after painting the various colors and it didn’t fit the bar stool properly. I became upset about this. I asked my husband if he would assist with painting a second copy of this design but he said don’t worry about making another copy. I am going to create this again but it may be in the next few months when the frustration has gone away. The cushions will be larger, the black strings will be gone and the colors will be different.
Until next time …… create your style! Even if you mess up just know you can always recreate.