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Monday, May 30, 2011

Meet Homeroad, Week 5



Hi, I'm Susan...I write and create at  


I'm the mother of 4 girls and I've been married to my husband Jim for 20 years. I'm a full time teacher with one of the world's best jobs. Currently I work in the school library teaching classes to children in the primary grades. It's my job to read to young children every day and teach them about some amazing authors and illustrators. I write about some of my lessons on my other site


I've always enjoyed crafting and decorating. I like to sew, make jewelry and do projects around the house. I'm always up for learning new things and I enjoy teaching what I know to others. I'm energized by working on my blog, I love creating. My favorite thing to do is thrifting and turning junky finds into something spectacular! Recently I've opened up my Etsy shop:


 Stop by and have a look!

Take a look through my site at homeroad.
I hope you like it and can take away some inspiration from me. 


Here is a new post from my site...


Enjoy! 

 


French Country Pin Cushions
I'm in love with all things French Country
and today I'm going to make some little
French pin cushions...


 ...especially because
 I can't wait to use the StazOn Ink pad again...


 and these adorable French stamp stampers...
(well they are...)


I started with paint cloth and some left over fabric 
scraps for the backing...


 I stamped a few stamps on the front piece
and one on the back piece of the fabric too...
I also stamped the cutest little tag that I sewed into the seam...




 I put the right sides together and sewed around 3 1/2 sides...
I left 1/2 of the last side open to stuff with batting...




Then I hand sewed the last seam closed...
(I used a couple of different backing fabrics)


 The tag is almost the cutest part...




Then I made a bunch more because they are so
flippin' adorable and I want to sell them at a local
craft fair coming up soon...


Love them!
(Sorry if I said "cute" and "adorable" too many times but they are!)


Susan


Susan, thanks so much for being a guest at Type A, your post was amazing.  I can't wait to buy these stamps and get creating! 


2 comments:

High Street Cottage said...

I think my comment went somehow over to Susan's blog, but just to say, love her blog, and her shop! Thanks for having her, Susan, and for this awesome post, I'm following now so I won't miss a thaing, tami, from the high street cottage

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

LOVE THE LITTLE PINCUSHIONS AND LOVE HOMEROAD!!! thanks for the tutorial Susan,
lauren

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