I was looking over one of today's steals, the Simply Handmade magazine, and thought there was some really fun ideas for home decor --- that looked fairly simple and fast! I took two different projects (a pillow and a clutch purse) and melded them into the this pillow for my daughter's bedroom.
One thing that I really like about this magazine is the awesome step-by-step instruction. There are a lot of different techniques shown on how to make fabric flowers. I adore these kinds of flowers when I see them, but never realized how SIMPLE it is to make them. Until I saw the instructions AND templates in the back of the book. I have a sneaking suspicion that my daughter is going to be the proud recipient of many a felted flower from now on!
Now, I have a word about the Cricut magazine. I know I probably suprised the die-hard Cricut lovers when I talked about how I never use mine, (even though I really do think it does cool things!). I am pleased to report that his magazine really does give a fresh perspective on ways to use the Cricut. For example, I had never thought to cut fabric with the Cricut. I feel so silly for never thinking of this. All you have to do is attach some fusible interfacing, and you can make your own appliques! I guess I need to think out of the box when it comes to the Cricut. I'd love to hear what other things you do with your Cricuts beyond making titles and shapes for layouts and cards. It might be the push I need to dust that sucker off!!!
Go grab your Simply Handmade and Cricut magazines before we run out (a lot of people are asking about these so I'd guess they'll go fast!). These idea books are chock-full of ideas and instructions! And please don't forget to share your creations on our Facebook page. We love to see your "steals" in action and your talents at work!
Have a great day and Happy Crafting!