Showing posts with label Mod Podge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mod Podge. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Our Shelf Elf and an Attachment to Aurifil Thread

Just sitting around with a broken leg isn't very much fun I must admit.  There are times I just make some fun.  Take for instance these eye balls staring up at you.  I found these looking at me one day over the quilt I was laying under.  It just popped up and started chatting with me.  Ya just never know what  is going to happen here at IHAN® headquarters.

This morning I woke up (yes still sleeping on the sofa) and noticed that our Shelf Elf had absconded with some Aurifil Thread.  Look how happy that little fella is...makes me wonder where all my Aurifil Thread is hiding???  Perhaps there will be some in my Christmas stocking?  Don't know as I have not peeked.

This past weekend the co-workers and I sat down at the kitchen table to start making some Christmas gifts.
What do you think we were making?  Any guesses?

Smiles,
Kelly

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

What does Rit Dye and Mod Podge Have In Common?

Ellen Highsmith Silver....that is what Rit Dye and  Mod Podge have in common.  Remember when I posted about Floorquilts written by Ellen? If you answered no, click here :)

A Floorquilt Class....beautiful aren't they?

Ellen has come up with a new method for sealing her Floorquilts using Rit Dye and Mod Podge (You know Mod Podge Rocks don't ya? ).  Eddie from the Rit Dye Blog even posted photos and a tutorial here.  Check it out...it is perfect for a summer project and fast too.


I was recently telling someone about using Roc-lon Multi-Purpose Cloth to make Floor Cloths/Quilts.  So if you didn't know you can use up some fun fabrics by making a Floorquilt....now you do :)  If you have some Rit Dye..check out the tutorial above...you could have a really spanky project to show off to your family and friends. 

Smiles,
Kelly

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Roc-Lon Multi-Purpose Cloth - Quilt Market 2010 in Houston, TX

Going to Quilt Market is more than just seeing what is new, for me it is a reunion of friends.  My face lights up and my heart does too when I find my friends in their booths and some of them wandering on the floor.  I feel privileged because my work is about walking the floor while many of them work their booths and don't have the opportunity to walk around and meet others.  Darlene and Steve from Rockland Industries are some of the friendliest folks I know.  I'm always greeted with a smile and Darlene has started to spoil me with a cup of coffee!!!  I can not think of a friendlier community to work in honestly.

I met Steve and Darlene in Pittsburgh for Spring Quilt Market 2009.  I had no idea what Multi-Purpose Cloth was and honestly didn't care either.  But Steve was so friendly and took his time to educate me....I said thank you and walked off.  Then I ran into an artist who was demonstrating mixed media techniques and I asked her if she knew about Roc-lon Multi Purpose Cloth.  She said no; so I ran over to Steve and told him I thought he needed to meet this Gal because she was a mixed media artist and she might benefit from knowing about the cloth.  I keep coming up with more and more ideas for using the Multi-Purpose Cloth because I find it to be very interesting and versatile.
This is an old photo of their booth.  I held a Roc-lon Multi-Purpose Cloth Challenge  on the IHAN blog last year and I felt badly that I had asked everyone to make something/anything from a piece of Roc-lon Multi Purpose Cloth and I didn't make a thing.  So the night before I thought I better make something....anything...small of course.  I picked up my piece of cloth and thought to myself, "it is flexible and soft what can I make that is small, flexible and soft?"  The first thing that came to my mind was a baby booty.  So I whipped one up quickly.  When I say quickly....I mean quickly.  Since it was only supposed to be for the photo I didn't even bother to finish the bottom correctly.  I'm sooooo bad.  I used some Mistyfuse and Art Paper to the Multi-Purpose Cloth and cut out the shape of a booty.  I took it with me to Houston to give to Darlene as a gesture of ....insanity....I guess.  I was so embarrassed when she asked if I would leave it in their booth.  I agreed but begged her not to let anyone pick it up.  I had signed the bottom and it was not finished ....could you just die?  I was told that the folks from Michael Miller Fabrics came by and saw it....they liked it.  If I could have dug a hole and crawled in I would have.

I still cringe......except for the last part of the story.  I heard that someone is manufacturing baby booties from the Multi-Purpose Cloth now.  How cool is that?  What a serendipitous chain of events.



This year I took my camera strap to show Darlene and Steve.  Because the Multi-Purpose Cloth is flexible and soft I used it in the camera strap I made the night before going to Quilt Market in Minneapolis.  I guess I could brag that my work has been shown in Houston....but only to those who have no clue what I'm talking about....ROFL :)

Fast forward to 2010 Fall Quilt Market in Houston now :) 
Rockland Industries had an artist demonstrating in their booth.  Her name is Cynthia Davis and she was using a stencil to embellish a large piece of Multi-Purpose Cloth. 


She used a simple template and dobbed paint over the entire surface.  Below you can see a photo where she painted on every other row.  The ideas are limitless!!!  I think that is why I'm fascinated by the Multi-Purpose Cloth....it is so versatile.  I've read a blog post where people could not afford a movie projector screen so they used the Multi-Purpose Cloth.  Very smart people!!!
 
This is a photo of the stencil Cynthia was using. 
I really, really, really....did I say really....I meant to say REALLY like the texture Cynthia added before she painted the Multi-Purpose Cloth here.  See what I mean....the ideas are limitless!!!
I think this is an excellent idea for decorating that would be cheap and portable.  Get some Panel Track, like blinds or shades come on (you know me....I'd be recycling one from the Salvation Army or someones trash) and attach several panels of Multi-Purpose Cloth.  Prior to hanging them you could use paint, fabric, art paper, stencils, Mod Podge and old photographs, children's art, significant events in the newspaper, ....anything your mind can think of ....and decorate the panels.  Then you can move the panels back and forth or leave them in a series.  I like the idea of hanging several tracks and creating depth in the scene you create.  The best part is when you get tired of it, just roll it up and put it away....make something something else :) 
If I were artistically talented I would have painted a some Multi-Purpose Cloth and made a pair of wild chaps and worn them to Market in Houston.  After all....its Texas....anything goes in Texas right?
Thank you for reading!!!  I love reading the comments that you post.  I'd love to hear what your ideas are for using Multi-Purpose Cloth....let your imagination run wild....this is a virtual Texas here on the IHAN blog :)  LOL
Smiles,
Kelly

Sunday, May 2, 2010

It's A Wrap Bowl by Rosemary and Tonya's Mod Podge Prize

Most of you know I have been working on the It's A Wrap projects with my friend Rosemary.  This is her second project.  This time she used Batik fabric.

She wanted to do an oval basket and this is how it started.

And this is how it ended!!!
Great looking basket isn't it?  I'm currently in the process of using Batiks as well.  I'll post mine when I'm finished.  Beware.....this is a lot of fun.

Tonya over at Tonya's Sewing Room Blog won the Mod Podge in the IHAN Anniversary Celebration.  Check out the fun things she has made already:
A decorative thread jar and
A Magazine Bowl.....now tell me how very cool this is.....so Green and just darn right spanky!!! 

Thanks Tonya for showing us your fun projects :)

Smiles,
Kelly

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