Friday Fun – Standing up for DIY

Sometimes I just want to create and I don’t have much time. So I star with the fabric left over from other projects. I am not one for keeping fabrics around but when I have extra time to create I will look to the fabrics set aside for very special projects.

Pillow are just one project I have been able to create with repurposed denim. You can create amazing quilts from fabric or old clothing from around your home or ask your friends and family to donate to your DIY projects.

Aprons are also something I have created with fabric that is extra from other projects. I am also given fabrics and they are great for making aprons. You can create aprons using colors, fabrics designs or print by manufacture.

The head of Ephraim is Samaria and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah’s son. If you do not stand firm in you faith, you will not stand at all.” Isaiah 7:9

Friday Fun – Working for Fun

Proximity is one of the five basic principles of design. How close or how far or in wet alignment are the elements you’re working with arranged in your design? Are you thinking about proximity? By grouping similar elements together or in a close proximity, you create a relationship between those elements. Proximity also works with providing a focal point we’re giving the reader an idea of where they should focus their attention.

When I am creating I understand the proximity doesn’t mean at the elements have to be placed together, it means they should be visually connected in someway. I can use size, fabric colors, or shapes. The following picture as an example of proximity.

I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. 1 Timothy 1:12

Friday Fun – Faith and Hope

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It’s Friday and I’m so glad to be able to sit down and talk about where I get my faith and hope from. For me my faith comes from knowing that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins. And that one day he will come back at the end of this world and we all as believers will be united as one. My hope it is built on nothing less then the whole Bible.

The faith I have in my ability to create comes from above. As I’m look towards the coming months and years I ask myself what do you hope for? Are you hope full that you’ll be able to continue creating beautiful pieces of art? I’m hopeful that the rest of my days I will be able to share the love I have for my family and friends and the belief that I’ve been saved I will be reunited one day with Family that has passed away and gone to heaven.

Here are a few of my creations that were inspired by my heavenly Father.

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Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurection of Jesus Christ from the dead 1 Peter 1:3

Monday Sew – Living to Sew

It’s Monday morning. And it’s time for me to create. For some of you living is not really living unless you can sew. I’m still thinking about the five basic principles of design. In my last post I spoke about alignment. It you did not read that post let me tell you a bit about alignment. Alignment creates a sharp, or more ordered design.

Repetition strengtens a design by tying together multiple individual elements. The consistent repetition of an element like color, shape. or texture and set a project apart.

In this quilt that I have created the repetition in the word FREEDOM is the repetition. Also I’ve created repetition in the color scheme. In the background of this quilt I use red fabrics. For the lettering I use a variety of black fabrics. So in this quilt there are two repetitions. The two repetitions are; color, pattern.

In your next design to enhance your creativity and target the audience you would like to with your creativity.

The thief come only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. John 10:10

Monday Sew – Peace while I sew

When you what to make a great dress but you only have a few hours to do so in this is the pattern for you. I was able to make this dress just as the directions told me too. The sizing is good and I love the fact that you don’t even have to sew in a zipper.

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I used fabric from Japan
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The v-neck is great for the how summer days.
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Did you notice we have no zipper.
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I am ready to go.
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I am going to try to make this dress again but out of different fabric

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The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

Friday Fun – Check out where I have been and what about those fruits

Hoffman Fabrics is located in Mission Viejo, Ca

On Thursday, February 8, 2018 I was able to take all of my quilting and sewing students to see the Hoffman Fabrics headquarters in Mission Viejo, CA

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We were able to see and touch the new digital printed fabrics
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Here is a sample of outstanding art work by our own Jean Envy a local artist and employe of Hoffman.
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It’s almost time to start thinking about creating something for 4th of July
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When you love fabrics you can never see enough
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The colors are so vivid and outstanding
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If you are unable to trace to Paris here is some fabric to make you feel as if you are their
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Two students comparing information 
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I think she likes both
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This pattern is on the companies web sight

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I can’t believe this is so beautiful 
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The students had a outstanding time leaning more about fabrics
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Now we are going to work on a few projects this winter, summer, and fall 2018 using Hoffman Fabrics
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A great time was had by all 
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Here I am with one of my students who was a beginner when she started by now now
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Here I am with one of my students who is an outstanding spinner and word worker along with quilter
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Here I am pictured with a two of my new students who attend my class in Anaheim, CA
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Fabrics are packaged in a variety of packages and sizes
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Check out the fabric in the back ground
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We are all smiles today I am with two more of my students from my Santiago Canyon College class
Getting this picture was so hard but we did it. This was the group I took to Hoffman Fabrics. 

If you would like to attend one of my free quilting or sewing classes please email me and I will send you the information. sandrajohnsondesigns@gmail.com

This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourself to be my disciples. John 15:8

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Monday Sew – Sashiko Hand Stitching Handbags & Clothing

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What is Sashiko? It is a form of decorative reinforcement stitching

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Here I have mended these children’s jeans with patches made from small fabric pieces.
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Here is my good friend and amazing artist, Hillary Goodwin. She is wearing the commissioned custom Sashiko jeans I created just for her.
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Sashiko was developed out of practical need during the Edo era.
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Here you can see the top I created. I added the clamshell pattern to create a beautiful summer top.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with black leather handles.
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Messenger Bag – Denim and Boro hand stitching with leather belt handles.
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Denim and Boro hand stitching with brown leather handles.
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Stitching only the area of the sleeve pattern.
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Front of the top.
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I use WonderFil threads.
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McCall’s Pattern.

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I made an overnighter bag.

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From the Publisher of Somerset Studio & Belle Armoire – Haute Handbags – Autumn 2016
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Jeans Reimagined page 66-70
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It all starts here. I get my jeans from everywhere.

 

I Love Jeans and the Color Blue!…..

 

Here a great number of disabled people used to lie–the blind, the lame, the paralyzed.- John 5:3