This week has been whirlwind of cool craft finds on the web, great craft buy’s, happy clients, getting spotted on Spoonflower, a blogger award, new fabric prints, new friends, a tutorials got a featured spot, and more cool plans! All of this normally doesn’t happen in a week, but I thought It would be a chance to start sharing the latest thread with you!
Textiles, Textiles and Shopping for Textiles
If you haven’t been checking in lately with me, I’ve been marbling fabric in hopes to use them in my future sewing projects and I’m enjoying the results! A couple of my fabric designs have received good reviews so far on Instagram and have been added to Spoonflower shop lists, so glad I’m not the only one that like the results.
Spoonflower just announced that they are shipping from Berlin, if you’re based in Europe, Africa or the Middle East- Read more here…
Shopping for Textiles
I think that most of us are addicted to textiles and of course I’m no different. 🙂 I found that using white %100 cotton poplin fabric works best for my marbling techniques vs. white 100% cotton broad cloth. Last month I used the I started painting and marbling fabrics on poplin fabric and found that it works better for me, because of its thickness. The poplin absorbed the paint better than broad cloth.
Since the poplin was sold out on *Amazon, I found a great deal on broad cloth instead, which could be used for testing sewing projects. If it’s used for fabric painting you should go light on the paint, because it’s really thin!
I also needed to replenish my paint stash too so I got the slightly larger size containers so I wouldn’t run out quickly.
(*Amazon affiliate links to the products I’ve used are listed below. I am a frequent buyer and affiliate of Amazon and will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. This is how I keep my blog site free to you and continue to expand my brand. I really appreciate if you use my links when/if you decide to make a purchase. Thank you!)
Crafty Cuts 2-Yards Cotton Fabric, White Solid
Kaufman Organic Poplin PFD Bleached White Fabric
Classic Calico-Mister Hueys – Droppers 3pk
Jacquard JAC801S Dye-Na-Flow Specialty Paint Set, 0.125 pint Capacity Jars, Assorted Color
Anna of Starting Life Bellissima — Living Life Beautifully: nominated me for the Blogger Recognition Award Anna says: April 6, 2016 at 6:24 PM Edit Hello! I wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award — I am truly inspired by your blog! Read more here… I have a few bloggers to nominate soon!
The little girls drawstring handbag Tutorial was selected by Crafty Staci’s as one of her feature links in the Talented Tuesday Link Party this week! You can upload your crafts every Tuesday-Saturday.. See more features here…
What’s coming this month:
- PDF Sling Bag Pattern (looking for Testers!)
- Spoonflower Contest – Challenge
Stay tuned there’s more to come from LaCartera!