Made By Gina's Custom Creations

Made By Gina's Custom Creations

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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Help With Labels....

I'm in need of some fabric labels for my sewing projects.  I don't have an embroidery machine, nor can I do hand embroidery.  I've tried the printable fabric, but the ink tends to wash out of the labels, so this route just doesn't work well for me.

Is there anyone out there who can offer me some suggestions?  Anyone out there know how to make labels that I could hire you to make some for me???  Any advice will be greatly appreciated!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Valentine Pillow

One of my favorite newsletter email subscriptions is that to the Sew4Home site.  They offer wonderful patterns and tutorials on their site, many of which I would like to try making someday.  I did decide to make the Valentine's Day: Hoopla Pre-Cuts: Box o' Chocolates Heart Pillows today, and am so excited at how my try at it turned out pretty darn good.  I love how easy these are to make, and I love how cute they are too!
I did have a bit of trouble with the chiffon, due to never having worked with chiffon before, but it all came together very nicely in the end!
Here's some pictures of my first pillow...
 Thank you Sew4Home for sharing the concept and pattern for these wonderful heart shaped pillows on your site!  I had so much fun making this, and it's going to make a very nice Valentine's gift for someone!

Themed Blankets & a Pillow for a School Fundraiser...

My son goes to parochial school, and they host a Winter Festival every year around early to mid February.  The classrooms put together a themed gift basket to auction off at the Festival in order to help raise money for their school.  My son's classroom is putting together a Family Game Night theme, and another classroom is putting together a Camping theme.  I've made blankets for each of these themed gift baskets...
Family Game Night Blanket 
Camping/Picnic Themed Blanket
 I used a red canvas for the back of this picnic blanket to make it more durable.
I purchased the red canvas from JoAnn's Fabrics in Janesville, WI.
The cute Ants on a Picnic fabric was an eBay purchase sometime during the summer of 2010.  I saw it online and fell in love with it, always intending it to be for a picnic blanket.  To add some size to the Ants on a Picnic panel, I added squares of some scrap fabrics I had leftover from previous blanket projects.
Basic black quilt binding finishes off the edges w/a red zig zag stitch.

I also made a Monopoly themed it is....