Tuesday, May 17, 2011

S-S-S-Super Saturday!

Saturday, May 21st
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
5555 Aztec Drive, La Mesa

Please invite friends- the more the merrier!
Lunch will be served. Contact Heather Larson if you would like to help bring food.
Baby-sitting will not be provided but older daughters are welcome to come and participate.
You are also welcome to just come and visit and work on a craft of your own or help with the service project quilts.

Below is the list of crafts we will be doing at our Super Saturday activity.  Most have a blog listing beneath them that will give you more info on the project.  All of the supplies can be found at Joann’s or Michaels and some at Walmart. If you have any questions please call Libby Tweet 619-471-6311 or Heather Larson 619-469-1605.  Thanks!

 Fabulous Apron
 Materials Needed:
·        1 1/4 yard patterned quilting cotton
·        1 yard solid cotton (or fun coordinating fabric)
·        3/4 yard muslin
·        Coordinating thread
Additional Info:
View the tutorial at Modest Maven

 Fabric Toy House
Materials Needed:
·        Fabric for the interior: 9 inches by 21 inches and two pieces 6 inches by 9 inches
·        Fabric for the exterior: (same as interior) 9" x 21" and two pieces 6" x 9"
·        2 10.5"x 13.5" sheets of plastic canvas (I used #10 mesh)
·        Batting / wadding
·        Duct tape / insulation tape (optional)
·        Buttons and elastic cord (I used tiny hairbands) or velcro or 2 zips or some ribbon
·        2 Sewn fabric strips for handles (optional)
Additional Info:
View tutorial at UK lass in US
Family Home Evening Board
Cost:   $13, which includes: wood board, sheet metal rectangle, magnetic squares, nails, and vinyl lettering.
You need to bring:
·        Can of spray paint in the color of your choice (around $1 at Walmart)
·        Six wooden shapes (Michaels has these - circles, stars, etc.)
·        Six round magnets
Additional Info: 
We will have three different fonts you can choose from.  You will need to sign up in advance so we can get your lettering printed out with your family member’s names.
View the tutorial at Brown Paper Packages 
Knit Washclothes
Materials Needed:
·        Old knit shirts to be cut up and turned into yarn, then knitted into washclothes.
·        Knitting needles
Additional Info:
This is a great opportunity if you want to learn to knit.  You don’t necessarily have to do this knitting project but are welcome to come and just learn how to knit. 
Car Lap Tray
(Modge Podge and brushed will be provided)
Materials Needed:
·        Cookie Sheet (cheapest possible, DO NOT buy a non-stick one or it will not work
          (the paint won't stick!) $1 store should have some good choices)
·        Spray Paint (around $1 at Walmart)
·        Cardstock/Scrapbook Paper

Boys Faux Ties
Materials Needed:
·        ¼ yard of fabric
·        Coordinating thread
·        Elastic (Measure the size of the collar and add an inch for sewing together)
·        Measurement for how long you want the tie to be (usually to the top of the belt)
·        Pins, scissors, hand-sewing needle
Additional Info:
View the tutorial at  iCandy Handmade 

Reversible Girls Jumper Dress
Materials Needed:
·        for the pattern use a jumper dress in the size you want to make it
·        fabric- enough to cut out a front and a back for both the inside and outside layers of fabric
·        coordinating thread
·        ribbon for the four ties (about 19 inches long each) so 76 inches total
·        pins, scissors
Additional Info:
View tutorial at polkadotbug 

I Spy Picture Book
Materials Needed:
·        A book to put photos in such as a small 4x6 photo album, or you can glue the pictures to pieces of cardboard attached with a ring, etc.
Pre-Saturday Instructions: Look around your house for a variety of items that would work well for an I Spy Picture. Take a picture and email it to Heather Larson at hbabylarson@hotmail.com by Thursday midnight (I am going to have them printed at Costco Friday morning).  Please leave it full resolution (don’t reduce it) so we get the clearest pictures.  I will make 1 copy of each picture for everyone that participates.  So if say 10 people send me photos then at the Super Saturday I will hand you a set with 10 different pictures to put into a book for your kids to search through.  Be creative and have fun!!

Quilt Tying for Humanitarian Center
These will be set up and ready to tie for those willing to help serve!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

All About Easter!

Craft Group will meet Tuesday, April 19th at 6:30 pm at Libby Tweet's home.
We'll be working on the following Easter projects or bring your own project to work on!
As always, please invite friends! The more the merrier!

Fillable Soft Eggs

Felt version:
- felt (approx. 5" x 7" per egg)
- embroidery thread and needle
- button (one for each egg)
- embellishments (optional)
- pins, scissors

Fabric version:
- fabric (approx. 5" x 7" per egg)
- heavy interfacing (same amount as fabric)
- thread for sewing machine
- button (one for each egg)
- embellishments (optional)
- pins, scissors

Easter Pails

- container such as a pail, bucket, or anything with a smooth surface
- sheet/roll of vinyl (sold at Walmart, Michaels, Joanns)
Libby has a Silhouette cutting machine we can use for a 50 cent contribution to the 'keep it running jar' :)

Faux Tie

- 1/4 yard of fabric
- coordinating thread
- elastic (measure the size collar it will be used for and add and inch for sewing together)
- measurement for how long you want the tie to be (usually to the top of the belt)
- pins, scissors, hand-sewing needle

Reversible Dress

- for the pattern use a jumper dress in the size you want to make it
- fabric- enough to cut out a front and a back for both the inside and outside layers of fabric
- coordinating thread
- ribbon for the four ties (about 19 inches long each) so 76 inches total
- pins, scissors

Hope to see you there!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Friday Night Craft Group

Heather Larson's House at 7:00


Plate frames
plate or plates (I got mine from a thrift store)
modge podge
foam applicator brush
Photo large enough to cover your plate

Reversible bag
 fabric - 1 yard outer fabric (can be cotton or upholstery type)
             1 yard lining fabric (cotton or upholstery)
coordinating thread
pins and other sewing accessories you like to use
maybe your sewing machine, there will be at least two there and two irons but maybe we want more?

Please let us know if you are coming so we know how many to plan for.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Extra Craft Night and our regular Craft Night!!

We will be having a supplemental craft group on Friday December 10 from 6- midnight at Heather Larson's house.  Come craft the night away!!  Chris will be there to show us how to crochet adorable beanies and flowers.  Bring your own projects to work on or finish stuff from Super Saturday.  This will be a potluck so we can munch and craft all night.  Please bring something to share!

Our regular craft group is scheduled for Tuesday, December 14 at 6:30 at Libby Tweet's house.  Chris will also be at this meeting in case you missed her beanie tutorial on Friday night!

If you would like to make a beanie or just practice/learn how to crochet then bring a skein of yarn with a crochet hook.  Chris recommends 100% cotton yarn, not super thin but not super fat.  The yarn will say on it what size crochet hook you will need.  Please contact me with any questions and we look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Let's make some purses!

Tuesday night, October 12 at 6:30!
Please email me with any questions at libbytweet@gmail.com

Here is your materials list:

• fat quarter for purse outer (or 1/4 fabric)
• fat quarter for lining (or 1.4 fabric)
• small scrap heavyweight interfacing (1.5” squares) - I have some extra if you don't have any scraps
• magnetic snap (find at Joann's in the purse aisle)
• two buttons or some kind of embellishment (optional)
• Interfacing, about 1/4 of a yard, if you want your purse to have more substance (optional)

Here are some pictures!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

The Princess and the Pea

Craft group is tonight at 6:30. Please bring your own project or come to learn how to make this cute little Princess and the Pea set.

supply list.
project made entirely from scraps
canvas/muslin for face and arms
fabric scrap for dress
fabric scrap for tights
felt scraps for hair, crown, accessories
batting or old blanket (I used old fleece baby blanket) to stuff matresses
I have fabric markers you can borrow to draw the face, acrylic paint works good too
I will be working on a little boy version for Lemon, he couldn't stop sneaking this one away to play with it when I was making it.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Christmas in July”
A super Saturday of Spectacular Crafts
July 10th, 9am-1pm
Materials Needed: 2-4 Fat fabric quarters depending on if you want a full or half apron.

Materials Needed: 4 pictures size 4 x 6 per set
Additional Costs: $4 for a set of 4 glass coasters

Cost: $6 - Picnic set which includes: picnic basket (easier than it looks =)), banana, sandwich (lettuce, tomato slice & meat), carrots and strawberries
$2 – Sugar cookie set which includes: rolled out dough, burlap bag of sugar burlap bag of flour and cut out cookies with sprinkles on top.

Materials Needed: Ribbons, flowers, jewels, etc. of your choice to decorate the hairclips.  Feel free to bring headbands if you want to decorate those too.
Additional Costs: $1 for 16 plain silver hairclips.

Materials Needed: one fat quarter
Cost: Around $5

Materials Needed: 11 x 14 picture frame with a matt for an 8 x 10 photo.
Additional Costs: $4.50 for a packet of pictures of Christ.

Materials Needed: 1 yard of cotton fabric, 16” of boning (in fabric casing), 2 D-rings 1.25”-1.5”

Materials Needed: 11 x 14 picture frame with a matt for an 8 x 10 photo & 14-20 pictures.

Cost: FREE! Set of 10 cards.

Materials Needed: You will need two beach towels to complete one hooded towel but three towels will make two hooded towels, or you can buy a good size bath towel and hand towel if you don’t want the beach towel look.  FYI: we are going to cut a hole in the middle and use half of another towel so simple patterns or solid colors are recommended.