KeepSake Sewing

KeepSake Sewing
Over 20 Years Experience

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This blog started off sharing my bridal business sewing projects and is now a hodgepodge of unique and fun things I have created over the years.

Hope your creative side is inspired!


Thursday, February 25, 2010

Soap Clay


As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Unattached USA Swimming Tee

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I did it!

Our son and a team-mate have earned a trip to the USA state swim meet this weekend. I created t-shirts for the swimmers to wear. It is tradition for all the teams to wear coordinating shirts to the big meets to show team spirit. Our local swim team is a Rec/YMCA team. Those swimmers that want to swim against tougher competition can swim unattached without a team for the USA Swimming program.

It has been 20 years since I had my semester of screen printing in college. I kept it simple. Just 2 colors, typesetting and simple clip art. I used supplies from Dick Blick. The perfect kit to get you started is made by Speedball and retails for less than $40. I was lucky and didn't have to purchase many supplies. I was able to find most of the materials I needed at our local Art Center in Pella. I originally reclaimed some old screens using liquid gel dishwasher soap with bleach.

BACK

This video was a great refresher and tutorial.

Dick Blick: How to use Speedball Screen-printing materials

I only burned my screens for 30 minutes instead of 45.
45 minutes was too long. I wasn't able to wash away the sections that were to release. The light was too warm and melted the emulsion. Remember your transparencies need to be very dark.
I used two after one wasn't opaque enough.

Now to screen print tee's for our annual trip to the Iowa State Fair.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Renew your Spirit bookmark






A bookmark I created
to be used during a
Parish Mission.


The mission
will be held during
Lent Feb. 28-March 4.

St. Mary's Catholic Church
Pella, IA 50219

Monday, February 15, 2010

Applesauce Dough


As a coordinator to help with crafts at our local Mom's group one year we decide the ladies would make children friendly recipe scrapbooks.  Each meeting the Mom's came together and created 2-3  4"x6" pages that would be placed in a small photo-album.  Once the year was over I continued to add more pages and create books for gifts.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

God's Conversation Hearts


For Church I often decorate the bulletin boards to send a message related to the season or holiday coming up. This is a bulletin board I created for Valentines Day.

GOD'S CONVERSATION HEARTS

Inspiration came from:  http://www.boardsgalore.com/

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Stewardship bookmark



A bookmark I created for our parish
Stewardship appreciation celebration
held in Sept. 2008.

1 Thessalonians 1: 2-3
was chosen as the inspiration
by the committee.


By using some clip art
and
getting creative with the fonts
I was able to create an
eye catching message.