Friday, April 7, 2023

Seed Storage Pocket - Project for Thermoweb

Hello! I’m excited to share my first project tutorial with you to celebrate Spring – a handy dandy Seed Storage Pocket. This is a cute way to store your Springtime seeds for yourself or it makes a lovely gift for a friend or two! You can also use it to store other things such as a small notebook, pen, and much more! For this project, I used Heat N Bond Iron on Vinyl in Matte for the front and HeatnBond Craft Extra Firm Non-Woven Fusible Interfacing for the body and pockets to give it a nice sturdy finish. Head over to the Thermoweb Blog here to access the project tutorial. Enjoy!

 


Warm regards,

Karen

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Hot Wheels Monster Truck - Multifunctional Laptop Case

Hello! It's Karen from Creamcraft Goods, sharing my latest project for licensed Hot Wheels Monster Trucks fabric by Riley Blake Designs - Multifunctional Laptop Case. If you are looking for the perfect boy fabric, this is it! The fabric is vibrant, fun, and has perfect images of these spunky trucks! When I saw this collection, I was so excited, more so for my little boy Jack. He is a Hot Wheels Monster Truck aficionado and I had no trouble at all collecting props for my photo spread! Jack carries his laptop with him to school and he was in need of a sturdy case that could be placed in his backpack.


I added outer pockets so he could keep organized with his school supplies. I created a clear and mesh pocket so he can easily access his supplies. It opens and closes with a snap button. I added sturdy cotton webbing handles so he can place the case it in our out of his backpack.



The opening for the laptop case is easily accessible with a zipper. I also made an inner pocket inside so it can hold loose papers and such. The case is fully padded so his laptop stays nice and secure while inside.



I hope you enjoyed my project for Hot Wheels Monster Trucks! The collection is coming out soon, so check your favorite fabric or quilt shops to see if they will carry it.



Happy Sewing!

Karen


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Monday, February 13, 2023

Art Journal - Tri Fold Journal Folio and Journaling Tote

 



Hello! It’s Karen from Creamcraft Goods. Today I’m sharing my project from Janet Wecker Frisch’s of Great Joy Studio newest collection – Art Journal. This collection is right up my alley as I’m an everyday journal writer, ephemera collector, and junk journal maker too. This collection combines Janet’s signature vintage style using vintage prints, text, and images which are simply beautiful!

I used the Flower Press Patch Panel and the Journal Ledger Records print in the collection and made a Trifold Journal Folio that opens up into thirds. The first pocket can hold tools, pens and pencils, or a small notebook. For the second pocket, I used clear vinyl and made smaller pockets to hold small things like ephemera, stickers, small scissors, and other things. The third pocket opens to where you can place a journal into or you can put loose papers, art, or more ephemera. I added a leather button closure to hold it all together.

Halfway Open
Fully Open

I used a neat tool to stabilize the front cover of the journal in an oilcloth finish – Heat N’Bond Liquid Vinyl from Thermoweb. It makes the journal cover more stable and and studier as I’m sure I will be tossing this journal around in my studio or tote bags when I’m on the go. You simply paint it on and wait for it to dry, iron, and sew!

Using Heat N Bond Liquid Vinyl for cover

I also made a Journaling Tote to go along with the Journal. I added multiple pockets inside and out to store all your journaling tools such as pens, ephemera, scissors, and more. I added leather handles to keep it held together nice and sturdy.

I hope you enjoyed my projects for Art Journal and that it inspires your sewing projects. Art Journal is arriving into stores now, so check your favorite quilt or fabric shops to see if they carry it!

Happy Sewing!

Karen

Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Sense and Sensibility - Pretty Drawstring Tote Bag

Hi friends! It's Karen from Creamcraft Goods. I'm excited to share my latest project for the latest licensed Jane Austen collection from Riley Blake Designs - Sense and Sensibility. If you are a Jane Austen fan like me, you will love this beautifully curated collection of prints taken directly from the original Jane Austen quilt.

For this project I wanted to create something that I think one of her characters would use or even Jane herself! This Pretty Drawstring Tote can hold your everyday treasures, a book or two, journal, and more!



For the body, I made a large hexagon panel which I stitched together and machine quilted using a decorative stitch. I added tea-dyed eyelet lace (which I dyed myself, to give it an antique look) to hold the velvet ribbon drawstring.



I hope you enjoyed my project and you are inspired to create beautiful things with this lovely collection. Sense and Sensibility will start shipping in October, so check to see if your favorite shop will carry it. 


Thanks for reading along!
Karen

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Cart Pocket Project Bag - She Who Sews for Riley Blake Designs

Hello! I'm very excited to share my latest project with you, a Cart Pocket Project Bag! She Who Sews by J. Wecker Frisch’s for Riley Blake Designs is the perfect fabric for this project. Janet's distinctive art of antique sewing is captured in this beautiful capsule collection. It's also in home d├ęcor weight fabric, which I find lovely to sew with, especially with bags and pouches. I also made pretty pillows using the Grain Sack Panel from the collection. It's the perfect print to jazz up my sewing space and add the vintage feel that I love!

Here is the Cart Pocket Project Bag and Pillows I made:

     

I've been looking for accessories for my sewing cart and wanted a side utility pocket that can be cute and useful. I didn't find much out there so I decided to make my own. It also doubles as a project bag too! I added a large elastic tool holder and a large clear pocket with zipper to hold all your tools or small project.


You can add the pocket to your wall too if you don't have a sewing cart. I added large eyelets to the top so you can easily attach the pocket to hooks.


It also doubles as a project bag. Simply take it off the hooks and fold to close. I added a leather snap button tab and leather handles so you can take it wherever you need to take a project.


Here are the pillows I made using the Grain Sack Panel. I used Riley Blake Linen in Natural for the binding in the pillows as well as the cart pocket.


I hope you enjoyed my project! She Who Sews will start shipping this September, so check your favorite quilt shops to see if they will carry it!


Thanks for reading along!

Karen

Monday, July 11, 2022

Coloring on the Farm - Drawstring Tote Bag

Hello! It’s Karen from Creamcraft Goods! I love cute fabric, but I love cute children’s fabric even more! The newest Crayola licensed collection for Riley Blake Designs - Coloring on the Farm is adorable! It has the sweetest farm animal illustrations, texts and prints in the most colorful Crayola color palette that will excite any child (I know mine are!).

Here’s the Drawstring Tote Bag I made:


For this project, I wanted to create an extra large tote bag so my son can stuff his growing collection of plushies in them. He dislikes fiddling with zippers or buttons, so I chose a drawstring closure to make it easily accessible to his prized plushies! I added pockets on both sides, so he can stuff a few toy cars or farm animals too.



I chose the blue and red prints with a surprise burst of yellow inside, which are my son’s favorite colors. The colors are vibrant and illustrations are sweet. How cute is the text on yellow print for the inner bag? I quilted the outer bag to make it sturdy. I added soft handles in the red chicken wire print and used the blue chicken wire print for the drawstring casing to bring it all together.





I hope you enjoyed my Drawstring Tote Bag and new collection, Coloring on the Farm. Maybe it will inspire your next creative project!


Coloring on the Farm is arriving in stores now, so check your favorite Quilt/Fabric shop to see if they carry it.


Thanks!
Karen

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Christmas Joys for Riley Blake Designs - Pincushion Station

Hi Christmas! I'm ready for you! Hello, it's Karen from Creamcraft Goods. Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday, so I'll take any kind of Christmas fabric anytime of the year. The new collection Christmas Joys by Lindsay Wilkes of The Cottage Mama is so sweet and it's hard to resist the vintage cuteness! Using her adorable retro designs, I thought my Pincushion Station Pattern would work lovely in showcasing her new collection.

I created this Pincushion Station pattern with organization and compact size in mind. There are multiple pockets to hold all your sewing notions - small to medium scissors, small rotary cutter, seam ripper, clips, and of course pins and needles! It is also weighted with crushed walnuts, so it stays put around your sewing area. I also use it as a weight to hold down fabric when I'm cutting. All my essential notions are easily accessible, making sewing more organized and fun! This Pincushion Station also makes great gifts, or even Christmas gifts! Shop the pattern here:



                        

The Pincushion Station is great for fussy cutting your favorite prints to make it extra special. Here, I fussy cut some of the cute Christmas animal images for the top of the pincushion and paired it with the text prints.

This Pincushion Station can hold many things and helps to keep you organized, while still being cute! I added button embellishments and handmade tags to make the pincushion cute and unique.

I hope you enjoyed my Pincushion Station for Christmas Joys. You can shop the pattern here:

Christmas Joys is arriving soon into stores, so check your favorite quilt / fabric shop to see of they will carry it!

Thanks for reading along!

Karen