108: Preparing Laser Cut Wood for Paint

This month I thought it would be fun to add a new skill: properly preparing a wood surface for painting.  I have painted laser cut wood in the past (Week 64 is a notable example), but honestly, the preparation and finished result is not what I'd consider fine art.   So, with the help of [...]

106: Quilting with Wood

So, only posting one new project a month was supposed to give us more time to get more complex projects done.  I started this project 3 weeks ago, I swear, but didn't get finished until 15 minutes before post! (...don't mind the few threads I still have to tuck in).  So, here we have one false [...]

104: One Word Affirmation

I'm not a huge fan of New Year's Resolutions - sometimes I can be too much of a perfectionist to have it work in my favor.  Instead, I come up with a one word affirmation for the new year ahead. I know it sounds a little hippy dippy, but a one word affirmation is designed [...]

101: Pincushion Rings

Time to make presents!  Having become acquainted with some many sewers of the past couple years, pincushion rings were on my radar - question was, how to make them with lasers? Pincushion rings and bracelets are very useful for quilters and people the use a lot of pins because it holds pins close - no need [...]

99: Christmas Trees

The Christmas themed posts have started early, I guess!  Last year, we made a modern wreath (Week 49, and STILL hanging on my door) and personalized Christmas ornaments (Week 51).  The haste this year was that I needed something fun for my table at Show of Hands. I have occasionally made Christmas ornaments for sale [...]

96: Deer Ears

I'm not generally a costume person, but after getting (good-natured) grief at the Halloween parties last year, I knew I had to step up my game.  Of course, I also wanted to kill two birds with one stone and make it a blog project as well! To still be "me" and keep my costs down, [...]

95: Fabric Covered Wood

A few weeks ago, during Week 92: Laser Cut Appliques to be exact, I came across the intriguing fact on the Heat N Bond website that it works to adhere fabric to wood.  Cue wheels spinning! Most of my jewelry design is done in silhouette, without  a lot of detail other than in the outline.  This [...]