Tuesday, August 2, 2011

New Project. New Look.

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Ok, what do you think about the new look?  I'm just really loving the red/aqua color combo--if you couldn't tell from this post.  So I B.Chenified my page.  Done and Done. 

So once upon a time, my husband gave me his birthday gift.  Ok, not his gift.  Not even a gift of his choice, actually.  When I asked him what he wanted this year, he asked for dinner (downtown), the t-shirt I already bought him (I get him a funny t-shirt for every holiday) and for me to get a Silhouette. Well hot diggity Damn J Chen!  You don't have to tell me twice :-)  That baby was ordered straight away and finally showed up yesterday.  Yeah Yeah!

I was pretty confused at first--and oh yeah, still am--but I managed to make a couple of fun new designs.  Now, of course I can't show you those designs yet because they're super secret!  All in good time....

Chenyways, after playing around for a long time I gave it a rest and started working on a few scrap fabric circle hairpins.  So here I am, trying to make the circles even as well as different sizes.  I decide to make a template for myself, so I do what I always do....trace the circles I've already made onto card stock, then exacto knife around them leaving a stencil template of sorts.  After the first jagged circle was cut out, it hit me. DUDE.  This is EXACTLY what a silhouette is for!!!!  OmgOmg.  I'm soooo smart. So that became my first project--stencil templates.  They likely have a "real" name for this, but I do what I want.  Thanks.

First I designed this, using the flower images in the silhouette's library:
Yay J Chen for figuring out the screen shot shortcut!

And then these guys, also from the library:


Once the sheets were cut, I took the stencils and traced them onto felt:

And looky looky what they made!!!!

So I cut them out of felt, stacked them up, hand-stiched through the middle, threw on a button and Voila!  Super cute felt flowers!  I especially like the grey one--that would look awesome on a yarn wreath, dontca think?  Sure you do!  

I know that maybe this isn't the best use of a Silhouette, but I'll tell you what, if it makes your life a little easier, then by all means!  

Thank you for stopping by :-)  Leave a comment if you have time--they make my day!

Big (Ooooh, I figured out the machine-thing) Smile,
B.Chen  

13 comments:

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the new look girl!

The Clay Chick said... Best Blogger Tips

I've never heard of a Silhouette before...I think I'm in love! If I can ever afford this AND the rolling mill I want...watch out! lol

Blaise said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the new look!! I think you are already so much more awesome than me at the Silhouette!! I gotta get moving on learning the tricks! I'm so proud of your screen shot's too...Look at you gf!

Shena said... Best Blogger Tips

Yay, I'm glad you're having fun with your new crafty toy!

Stephanie said... Best Blogger Tips

Those are so cute! Silhouette's are so fun...there are endless possibilities! I am glad you are enjoying yours! I have a party going on over at my blog if you want to join! I'd love to have you! Check it out under the "Stache Party" page on my blog: mylilpumpkinpatch.blogspot.com

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said... Best Blogger Tips

I love your writing style!!--connie, measuredbytheheart.com

Brandi said... Best Blogger Tips

love your flowers, so cute. i love working with felt.

Amanda K @ Every Creative Endeavor said... Best Blogger Tips

I have wanted to do this - Yours turned out so cute!

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the new color combo! ANd once again, totally jealous, but cant wait to see what you come up with using that new toy of yours!!

Kara @ Mine for the Making said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this! I am totally doing it! I know the silhouette can cut fabric...I bet it would be fun to make fabric flowers too!! Such a great idea :)

Found you thru Lil Luna

Kara
www.mineforthemaking.com

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said... Best Blogger Tips

nice work! And I have those designs too, so I will definitely have to try this. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stephanie {Luxe Boulevard} said... Best Blogger Tips

These are darling. I can't believe I've never thought to use my Silhouette this way.
Thanks for linking up to the Throwback Thursday party. I will be featuring these tomorrow.

www.luxeboulevard.blogspot.com

Carolyn said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the felt flowers,they look so cute!

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