Friday, March 9, 2012

Giveaway & Tutorial from Kristy @ Lil Cup of Jo!

Hello! I'm Kristy over at "Lil Cup of Jo" and very excited to be here at Imprintalish! (All of you who follow her blog understand why!)

I'm a wife of 14 years (just shy of!) and a mom to a busy little 6 year old! I LOVE anything and everything to do with crafts and I'm 100% addicted to scrapbook paper! I love to fill my home with goodies that were made from the heart! My blog is filled with just about anything that comes to mind...crafts, home decor, cooking, pictures, family...tinkering of all kinds! There are so many incredible women out there with blogs that I take "me time" to enjoy! I hope I'm able to do the same for others!
I'm happy to share one of my latest creations!

~ The Long Pillow~

It started by wanting to remodel our guest room. I got this fabric (another addiction) to "work the room around". I saw a pillow similar, but not quite what I was looking for, nor was I big on the $50 price tag! So, I made my own!! Oh, and let me start by saying I do not sew much at all! If it is square or rectangle I'd say I'm average, but nothing more than that!
I started out by figuring out how long I wanted the pillow to be and then Cut out the letters on the cricut to get a visual of how they would be placed. These letters are real dial size 6".
Next I intended to use the cricut to cut the letters but...the cricut didn't feel like it... so I flipped the fabric over, traced the paper letters on the back and cut them out.

I placed the fabric letters where I wanted them and lightly tacked them down with fabric iron tape to keep them in place when I tossed it around sewing!

I used #5 to sew them on hoping it would look like frayed old letters...if that makes sense!? In high n' sight I probably would have used a backing or a darker fabric so the letters would POP more, but this gives a soft subtle look. I realized in sewing letters that I might have bitten off a bit more than I could chew, but when it came to going around the corners, I'd let the needle be down in the fabric not moving and then lift the foot and move it myself a little bit each time and sew...stop, move, sew, stop move, sew...those that are more experience won't have a problem with this at all! it is! Something different for the room and so many options for other pillows to place with it! It doesn't show up as well in the picture but it does in the room!
I also added a little something to the other side...

Again, I'm honored to be here and feel free to come visit my little blog while I share whatever comes to mind!

Thanks so much for sharing Kristy!!! This is adorable and so going on my project to do list! I love the hearts on the back side too :D


Ok everyone...Kristy is one of my fabulous Sponsors this month and I would love for you to go and get to know her better, she is an absolute sweetheart and her blog is so cute, that you've seen how crafty Kristy is...want to win something that Kristy made? I thought sooooo....

Aren't these albums adorable?!

One of you will win this 8x8 fabric photo book! It's great to fill with scrapped pages or with 8x8 pics you've printed out! Fun table conversation piece and cute as can be!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Melanie said...

OMGoodness Lish, LOVE that pillow, & Kristy's blog is great! One of these day's I'm gonna surprise you, & actually make something crafty. One of these days friend!

Joanna said...

Lovely tutorial! I enjoy finding new crafts, even thought I'm not too crafty myself. Wishful thinking I guess! ;)

Stop by and visit if you have a moment. I'd love to meet ya!

BeautifulDees said...

I love the is so pretty and I love the gingham album, with the lady bug, too cute.
Come by sometime.

Jeni said...

Hey, I just wanted to say that this is a great giveaway! Also, the Pinterest link is broken, so I was unable to do that.

Kristy R said...

Thank you for all your sweet comments! I can't wait to see who wins and ship it out!!!!