craftpalooza 2011: the results

This past Tuesday, one of my dearest friends visited and we had Craftpalooza 2011!  I though it would be fun to show some of the results from our day.  We had lots of laughs.

Project 1: Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Tissue Paper Pom-Poms (by Martha Stewart).  Here is what Martha’s look like:


And here is our version in my sewing studio:


Can I just say, watch out Martha, there is a new crafter in town!

To hang them from the ceiling you will need a paper clip, twine and  removable 3M command hooks.  Poke the paper clip through the pom pom at the center.  Now, tie twine to the paper clip and tie a loop at the other end.  Place the hook on the ceiling and use your looped end to hang the pom pom.  How pretty!

Project Two:Paper Banner

Here is the original that we planned ours to be like: Love Is All you Need Banner


I decided to make mine something that I could use in my sewing area to give some inspiration.  Here is our results:

My husband, who is Mr. proper English, immediately pointed out that the comma was missing.  It will be added soon…don’t worry!

I have to admit that we used a Cricket to cut out all the letters.  I don’ think I could make it look this good with scissors.  We also used small metal eyelets for the string holes.

To hang the banner, place the 3M command hook on the wall and tie the banner.

Project Three: Fabric Flowers

Our last project were these gorgeous fabric flowers (from this tutorial).

Our first version was not so pretty.  We figured out this works best with a solid color fabric, so you can see all the rolls of the fabric.  I used a linen and it seemed to work really well.


The black polka dot was my first attempt (not so great).  The lighter pink was my final attempt…now we’re sailing!  We are going on a ten hour car ride trip at the end of the month.  This would be a great take with you project.  Watch out, you might be getting one of these for Christmas!

What would you do on your craft day?

We are planning another one…I would love ideas!


  1. Katie Mote says

    What fun!

    For giggles, I have to challenge Doug regarding his suggested grammar correction. “Dream it Sew it” is a fused sentence; both have an understood “you” as the subject: (you) dream it (you) sew it, but there is no punctuation separating these two complete sentences. To insert a comma between then would create a comma splice, another kind of run-on sentence, which happens when a writer joins two complete sentences together with only a comma. If you want to add some punctuation, add a period.

    Take that, Doug!! :)

    • says

      I told him I needed a period and he shot me down. Thank you, Katie! He claims he interprets it as “First Dream it, then Sew it”. I think that he is stretching his reasoning here and will claim you the victor of this challenge. It is my blog, so I can do that!

      He is still insisting that both are right. I’m still sticking with you,girlfriend! HaHa!!!!

  2. says

    Hey there!
    Following your inspiration my friend and I are going to try and plan a craft day for the women at our church complete with childcare {hopefully, fingers and toes crossed}.

    One thing we are going to make is the cloth necklaces that you put beads into and knot…do you know which ones I am talking about? 

    I think we are going to make the fabric flowers as well.
    Thanks for showing us your finished products.  I especially liked the pom poms. Woot!

  3. says

    love your blog, a friend of mine told me to check you out and so glad she did. I am getting ready to open a consigment/boutique and would love to talk about getting some of your goods in there. sewing is my passion, and being a mom is my fav job, would love to see what we could do together. your blog is so inspiring.

    • says

      btw I am here in Madison and will open at the corner of Main and Broadway by the fountain, if you are out and about and see us working inside drop in.

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