Thursday, July 24, 2014

Worbla Tip: Tape

Simple Tip:  
Ever have your Foam or Worbla pieces fly away because of the wind from your heat gun?  Secure your Foam to your working surface with some office tape.  Or use it to keep those toothpicks steady, nobody will ever know it's been sandwhich inside.

What's this about Toothpicks? worbla-tips-tooth-picks

Friday, July 18, 2014

Worbla Tips: Tooth Picks

Simple Tip:  Toothpicks can be used to add dimensional design without using up extra Worbla.  Besides have you ever tried creating a straight line with a ball of warm Worbla?

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Ruffled Diaper Cover

Sometimes I find a pattern on sale that I can't resist. I mean, look at this adorable ruffled diaper cover! Little Lolo needs this.

I used some fabric and lace remnants I inherited from my grandmother's stash and put this together while Lolo was napping. In all I think this took about foir hours at a very leisurely pace. I added my own trim and front pockets but otherwise stuck to the pattern (view A).

For a tip on gathering fabric to make ruffles, check out my quick video on Instagram here:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Update a mask to a new species

Ever have a hard time finding just what you want, but something very similar?

I had a friend who wanted a Zebra mask but had a hard time finding one that looked nice.  But he did find a donkey mask he like.

He asked me to paint it to become a Zebra for him

The mask scared me a bit, but I was able to do the job with some acrylic paints.