Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tutorial - Cookie Envelope

1. Paper cut to 8" x 8" square
2. Pencil
3. Cookies
4. Double stick tape
5. Optional: Embellishments (stickers, ribbons)

*Feel free to get creative in the type of paper you use: scrapbook paper, vellum, textured paper, pages of old books, sheet music, magazine pages.

Position your 8" x 8" paper like a diamond, as shown above. Measure and mark with a pencil, 3 inches from the top point on each side; do the same to the bottom point. Indicated as here.

Next, using the marks you made above, fold the two side corner in along those marks. You can now erase those pencil marks.

Once your two side corners are folded in, fold down the top corner, placing the point approx. where the two sides form a triangle, in this case a white triangle.

Do the same to the bottom corner, but first raise the top fold up so you will know where to place your point and make your fold.

Four folds later, you will have something that will look like this. Place a cookie or two inside, if you haven't already eaten them. Fold side corners, bottom corner, than top and fasten with double stick tape or a sticker.

Add ribbon and a sweet message.

These cookie envelopes could be used as handouts for birthdays, showers, or any other special occasion.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Sewing Tip of the Month - Pinking Shears

Photo via Fotothing

According to Apparel Search the cut produced by pinking shears has given it's name to "pinks", hardy carnations named for their petals "pinked edges". The color pink was then named after these flowers.

photo via Heritance

A Few Tips About Using Pinking Shears

  • Before pre-shrinking your fabric cut the edges of your fabric with pinking shears. This prevents the fabric from fraying in the wash.

  • KarmenG at Pattern Review gave this great tip: " When trimming various seams and inner construction, use pinking shears to remove excess fabric. This method softens the edges and eliminates a straight line impression should you over press or your fabric is somewhat shear".

Excited to use your pinking shears?

We are too! Here is a great craft found at Craftzine to get you started.

Click on the link for full instructions.


Feel free to share ways you use your pinking shears!


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Just a reminder: Today is the last day of the Jennifer Paganelli Sale!

Friday, March 19, 2010

SpRiNg Giveaway

We are so excited for SPRING!
Let's celebrate with a GIVEAWAY!

Jewelry Organizer handmade by Erica
Wood frame covered in the awesome Michael Miller's Large Pretty Petals in Aqua. Frame opening is lined with cotton needlepoint canvas and is used for earring storage. The bottom of the frame has six large hooks for storing necklaces and bracelets.

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

New to the Blog

Getting to know you through your camera lens.

Send us a favorite photo that you have taken, one that you just love. It can be of anything really, but keep it "G"ish rated, please.
We look forward to posting your photos each week on our blog. Oh, feel free to add a description, thought, or story about the photo. Don't be shy!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


{hope your day is GrEeNaLiCiOus}
go eat some green pancakes or something!

Also, we have a really awesome GIVEAWAY coming up, if only I could get it finished, so visit often.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Work Hard... Play Even Harder....

After a long cold, wet winter the sun has decided to spread it's warmth. It was time to put away the scissors and grab the fishing pole. A few black minnows, yummy snacks, and a boat that took on a lot of water turned out to be a great family fun fishing trip. Now that I have gotten my vitamin D fix, back to the sewing machine and beautiful fabrics.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Color Inspiration - Chocolate

Featuring Tapestry in Earth by Valori Wells

Seagrass Chairs via Pottery Barn
Sandals via Anthropologie
Leather Handbag via Morelle
Saddle via ChickSaddlery
Honey Dinnerware via Pier 1
Original Hay Bales Landscape Painting via Egilpatr
Peony Ring via Hot Pink Chick
Saint Francis Soap via Smells and Bells
Camilla 3 Arm Chandelier via Pottery Barn
Tapestry in Earth Fabric via The Fabric Market

Monday, March 8, 2010


Visit The Fabric Market to take advantage of this great sale!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Color Inspiration

Vintage Metal Blue Chair via Outdoor

Rose Headband via Bubba Lou Bands

Flower Wall Decals via Wiwi Coco

Flower Necklace via The Garden of Dreams

Bell Shaped Pink Chair via Rinke Designs

Vintage Toy Car via Best Pedal Cars

Beads via I Make Beads

His and Hers X Box Controls via XBOX

Rose Blooming Chain Fabric via The Fabric Market