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Friday, April 11, 2014

Preparing A Quilt For Dowel Hanging Tutorial by Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D

Have you always wanted to learn how to hang your handmade wall art quilt using dowels. Well, Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D has a wonderful tutorial showing you how. Enjoy!


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Please respect Debbie's Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2011-2014 Inspired Creations By D-Designs by Debbie Bohringer. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Inspired Creations By D patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Inspired Creations By D patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2011 -2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D,  Rock Garden Alpacas, and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber. Debbie is a quilt maker, quilt pattern designer and alpaca farmer. http://inspiredcreationsbyd.blogspot.com/  Please visit her Inspired Creations By D Etsy Shoppe at https://www.etsy.com/shop/debbiebohringer .

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Framing A Wall Art Quilt Tutorial By Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D

Have you always wanted to learn how to frame a beautiful wall art quilt? If you have then you'll be happy to know that Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D has a wonderful tutorial on her blog showing you how.  Enjoy!


Copyright © 2011-14 Inspired Creations by D – Frame or Quilt – Fabric Wall Art/Applique Art Quilt Designs by Debbie Bohringer.

Please respect Debbie's Terms of Use: All patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products © 2011-2014 Inspired Creations By D-Designs by Debbie Bohringer. All rights reserved, including downloading, mass producing, photocopying, enlargements, reductions,and all other forms of reproduction, website sharing, Email, RSS feeds, or any other means of redistribution. Commercial selling or reselling by any means, including eBay or any other website by permission only.

Products made from Inspired Creations By D patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for personal use for fun or small scale personal and business profit as long as you credit us with the design. Large scale commercial use (i.e. mass production) including wholesale distribution, catalog sales, and all other forms of large scale commercial production are by permission only. Items made from Inspired Creations By D patterns, e-patterns, e-books, tutorials, how-to's, and e-products are intended for decoration only and are not intended for use by children. Not responsible for human error, individual workmanship, or printing errors in the E-books, E-products, tutorials, how-to's, patterns or the E-Patterns.

Copyright © 2011 -2014 - All Rights Reserved - Written By Debbie Bohringer of Inspired Creations By D,  Rock Garden Alpacas, and Rock Garden Alpacas Fiber. Debbie is a quilt maker, quilt pattern designer and alpaca farmer. http://inspiredcreationsbyd.blogspot.com/  Please visit her Inspired Creations By D Etsy Shoppe at https://www.etsy.com/shop/debbiebohringer .

Friday, April 04, 2014

How I Made My Needle Felted White and Multi-Colored White/Burgundy Rose Pictures by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals


Since my pink and multi-colored purple roses had come out so well I decided to create an all white rose and multi-colored white/burgundy rose using some of my sister's alpaca, Sunflower's beautiful white roving.


As I was used to the rose mold by now I had no problem putting the white rose together except I was still breaking needles. The needle felting needles do tend to break very, very easily. I ended up going through 2 more needles before I was finished with all my roses. If you're going to embark on a needle felting adventure be sure to buy lots, and lots of replacement needles as you are going to need them.


Needle Felted Pink Rose and Multi-Colored Purple Rose Mini Pictures by Linda Walsh Of Linda Walsh Originals


Before my sister's visit for our needle felting craft adventure I had decided to buy some of the Clover needle felting applique molds I had previously seen.  One of the molds I had bought was the Clover Applique Mold, Rose Design.

While my sister was working on her free style needle felted landscape design I decided to try creating a pink rose using the rose mold.

The mold contained two large front and back sheets with instructions.  The two sheets looked a little cumbersome at first until I realized there were different languages on each sheet.  So, I had to find the English section.  While I can understand the cost effectiveness of doing this it's not the most user friendly approach and makes the instructions seem way too complicated.

One of the large sheets also contained basic punching text and pictorial information for the various sizes and pieces of their molds and how to use them with the roving which I found to be very helpful.

The instructions for using the particular mold were of a text and pictorial nature and once I found the English version they were easy to follow.  They recommended in the instructions using their molds with the Clover Pen Style Needle Felting Tool and either the Clover Felting Needle Mat Small or the Clover Felting Needle Mat Large.

I soon realized that some of the pieces of the the molds were pretty tiny so only the single felting needle or Clover Pen Style Needle Felting Tool would work. I had previously bought a large foam felting block but soon realized that the molds did work the best with the Clover Felting Needle Mat Large.

I had no problem putting the pink rose together except I quickly found out that the needles for the Clover Pen Style Needle Felting Tool break very, very easily.  I ended up going through 4 needles before I was finished with all my flowers.  If you're going to embark on a needle felting adventure be sure to buy lots, and lots of replacement needles as you are going to need them.


Thursday, April 03, 2014

How I Created My Large Silk Floral Arrangement by Linda Walsh of Linda Walsh Originals



I just love decorating my home with large silk floral arrangements and have made several large arrangements for the various seasons and holidays to decorate the right hand side of my dining room fireplace which is 41" by 48".    It's a large area to cover so it requires a large floral arrangement to fill it up.


I was unhappy with the floral arrangement I had made several years ago to cover the spring and summer seasons and wanted to change it.  I wanted the colors to be bright and cheery and already had several dark blue, light blue, burgundy, and white silk floral I was going to re-use.

   

I decided that I needed to add pink, royal blue and some other whites to the mix so last weekend I bought several 3' to 4' silk floral stems I thought might be suitable.