Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wow - New technique for Ecraft!

This was introduced to me by Raven! She bought those plastic cutting sheets from the Dollartree (two in one package for 1.00). I decided to try my hand at using it to cut fabric. I experimented with Basting spray on the cotton and it works!!!

I didn't put as much spray on the small piece to the left of the screen and it didn't work as well. But the other two strips worked great!

You will notice that I was able to cut one inch hearts and two inch flowers with no problem.

Now I used a 3 pressure setting and found it etched my plastic, I move the pressure to 2 and had minor etching. Remember though the cotton I used was very thin.

I however am delighted that I can cut fabric without freezer paper or heat bond. I find this less expensive than the other!

The results!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Winner to advance to next level for chance to win Ecraft!

Purplemuse you were selected by the random generator as the entry to go into the "pot" for the Ecraft. There is one entry from each participating blog and then they all go into the big draw! Remember to come back and participate next blog hop on the 5th of September. I will also be announcing a give-away!!!

Thank you all that participated in Blog Hop

Yes it is over but don't worry you will still have a chance to win that Ecraft, Check back on September 5th for something new!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Back to School Blog Hop

Welcome to the BACK TO SCHOOL BLOG HOP! All of the fabulous designers

on this hop are showing you a BACK TO SCHOOL project using the

Fabulous and versatile eCraft.
Contest ends 8/22/2011 at 6 AM PDT time...any post after don't count! But check back on the 5th of September for another chance!!!

If you just arrived here from Carley Carter’s blog then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please start at the beginning over at Raven’s Blog That way you will be able to see all of the amazing projects and you will have more ways to win.

Here is my project for the hop!

I am a sewing junkie and love quilt blocks and mug rugs. This is my project! I am celebrating Back to School for my friend! I am so excited about all of the wonderful projects that the eCraft is helping me make!

Here is a list of all the designers on the hop in case you get lost

along the way.

Raven Baca

Carley Carter

Debi Tullier

Denise O'Connor

Erika Valdez

Lyssa Zimmerman

Faith Freeman

KimberlyRae Forde

Rosa Ahrens

Zeni Pradel

Craftwell USA

Okay so you probably want to know what you can win, right? As some of

you may have heard from this hop this amazing eCraft machine that we

are all using is created by This company is really

amazing, their customer service is fabulous and the products are top

notch. Well when they heard about our hop they decided to giveaway

One eCraft to One lucky winner (color may vary).

1.) Please leave one comment here on my blog (Only one comment will be

qualify per person additional comments will not count.)

2.) Stop by eCraft’s facebook page to

see more awesome projects and tutorials.
3.) I would love it if you’d become a follower of my blog but it isn't necessary.

Remember, We are also having another blog hop on September 5th. ALL comments

left today and on the September 5th blog hop will be eligible to win

the eCraft so this will give you more chances to win. (1) One lucky

winner will be announced on Raven’s blog on September 10th. The winner will also be listed on the eCraft Facebook page​bycraftwell (see why it’s a good idea to like eCrafts facebook

page ;)

All are welcome to hop, however the eCraft giveaway is only open to

U.S. entries. Thank you so much for your understanding.

Thanks for stopping! Your next blog is Denise O'Connor

I decided to make a quilt block, will probably become a mug rug, or a front tote panel. I am just excited to share how easy it is to cut fabric with an Ecraft machine. I love it so!
Here we go:
First I found that using my Ecraft was a joy to complete this project. I experimented with a new method for cutting fabric with the Ecraft. I used freezer paper and also "Heat-N-Bond" light to stabilize the fabric.
For my appliques I decided to use SVGCuts Version 3. I also looked into my files and decided to use my text wingdings to create the images that I wanted for this project. I decided on a bus front, then found a wingding to represent the occupants and also to show how delicate the cut is on the ecraft I also cut some pencils to creat a fun border. You can download many symbolic text files and images from free font sites.
You can see how cleanly the bus cut out with the wax paper ironed on it. I used cotton fabric and ironed the wax paper cut out in 12 x 12 squares to both sides. You can use the leftover paper again. I did not put the "Heat-N-Bond" lite on this piece. It was just a matter of choice. I decided to use a temporary basting spray to apply it to my background fabric.
I put the "Heat-N-Bond" on the people in the bus and also on the pencils I used to frame the bus. You can see how delicate the cut was and the Ecraft cut my fabric without a problem. I find if I do not apply freezer paper to both sides it sometimes pulls the fabric and I have to abort the cut.

So now I apply it to both sides. Next I placed the pieces where I wanted them and then took out my mini iron and pressed the "Heat-N-Bond" items in place.
After placement I add the batting and then the bottom piece of fabric to make my quilt sandwich.
I decided on the stitch I wanted to put around the bus and set the machine up. It was so much fun, I decided to pin stitch it.

Then came the fun embellishment part. I used black thread to make the grill and also to frame the windows.

I forgot to mention that before I cut the items out that I used my drawing pens to see how the cuts would place on the material. The Ecraft has a pen that stays in place while the blade is also attached so that you can set it up in the SCAL program to only draw the item versus cutting it. That way you can see how to place your freezer paper encased material in the machine.

I then stipple stitched around the bus and the crayons. I love this stitch and get relaxed as I sew it.

I am very pleased with the outcome. If you would like more information please feel free to contact me.

Sneak preview of my next cut out for a cool design.

Also working on some Trick or Treat goodies..
Can't wait to see who wins, so see you again on the 5th of September for the next Hop don't forget. I hope you won't forget to come back again and see as I complete my other projects. Please feel free to leave me some comments and also become my follower. I will have many things coning in the near future!
Thank you for coming by!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mug Rug!

I loved participating in a Mug Rug Swap. I decided to use my Ecraft to embellish my Mug Rug. I love the "high heel" from the Amelie's Accessories SVG Kit from SVGcuts! I used permanent washable inks to create shadow's and love the great look I got!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Getting Ready for the Blog Hop! I can't wait I only hope that my project will make the grade!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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