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Bless their hearts. They keep inviting me to participate in the sewing events for?Amy Barickman. They know I don’;t sew and yet they have faith that I’;ll do something magical with their amazing fabrics. So I made this Easy?NO SEW Fabric Bunting. Here’;s another easy no-sew bunting you may like.?

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I met Amy YEARS ago at conference (after Cindy Hopper from Skip to My Lou and I were admiring Amy’;s dress ?from a far and Cindy made me take the?photo below, Amy is in the middle)?and we’;ve stayed in contact ever since. The photo is blurry because I was trying to be discrete. ? ?

We didn’;t know who she was at the time, but soon learned and we knew we needed to be her friend! She is one of those truly brilliant, to the bone talented people. She designs fabrics, writes booksaccent pillow case baby burlap housewarming gift, she makes her own patterns, she lives and breaths the creative way and she always invites me to create with her products. Which I just can’;t do them justice. But I try and isn’;t that what it’;s all about? ?The creative process?


Amy has this new fabric line out called Crossroads Denim. And boy is is soft, with SO many colors to choose from.

I chose 3 colors that match my office and thought I could muster the skills to make a no sew fabric bunting to hang across my office window. This fabric comes in lots of cool colors all named after locations in the artsy area of her home town, Kansas City.

I am part of a blog tour, with?9 amazing bloggers showing off their creative projects using the Crossroads fabric line. (see the list of bloggers below) The tour will be over the next two?weeks full of denim delights, culminating in a fabric and pattern giveaway! Amy is giving TCB readers a discount! Use the code xroads20 at checkout for 20% off your purchase at

First I found a triangle bunting template online?because it was so much easier than trying to create my own.

I traced 5 different triangles and cut them out.?

I folded the tops and ironed the triangles.

Since I don’;t sew, my best friend is Heat N Bond.?This stuff is magic! It is about an inch wide, so I cut it in half.

I used white bias tape for my ribbon and placed the ribbon under the flap, then carefully placed the heat n bond so it wouldn’;t stick to the ribbon once ironed. I suppose I could have threaded the ribbon in after I ironed all the heat n bond in place, but that just seemed like a curse word waiting to happen.

After completing all 5 triangles, I was done and I had my No Sew Fabric Bunting! Ta da!

I know many of you are rolling your eyes at the simplicity, but the rest of you fabric challenged peeps are having your own “;AHA! moment”;.

I think this will look darling hanging across my office window. It matches my?color block clip boards.


If you want to see true sewing talent…;…;visit the blogs below.

Blog Tour

3/17 Fishsticks Designs

3/18 Today’;s Creative Blog?(That’;s Me!)

3/19 Cool 2 Craft

3/20 JediCraftGirl

3/23 Sulky

3/24 See How We Sew

3/25 Crafty Planner

3/26 Therm O Web

3/27 Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets

3/28 Indygo Junction

This is not a sponsored post. Because Amy is a friend of mine, I agreed to share her with my readers. I did receive free fabric for my project.?

We started our Neon & Nude series last week with the fun Neon & Nude Nail Art Tutorial. Have you tried it yet? This week we are sharing a quick and easy neonified makeover you can do to pretty much any pair of shoes. The tricky thing about painting the rubber on your shoes is keeping the paint on after a while. With a helpful little sealer (you might already have at home) it shouldn’t be problem. I’ve been wearing mine and they still look as good as new.

They say getting there is half the fun. I’m not a huge fan of flying. The moment I step off the plane I give myself a congratulatory pat on the back for making it through the flight without having a panic attack. Then, I head down to baggage claim to pick up my luggage. I spend way too much time searching for my bags. I’ve thought of buying new brightly colored luggage but not only is it quite an investment but the type and size of my luggage is so varied depending on where I’m headed. I wanted to create a tag that I could transfer to any bag, would be durable enough to get tossed around by the airlines, and was cute and colorful so I could recognize my bags in a sea of other ones.

Hi, Friends!? I am jumping up and down excited today because .? .? .? .? the sofa is finished!!!!? ?First, I’ll just say that it was a LOOOOONG process.? Much longer than I ever anticipated.? It was a challenge, but I’m so glad I did it!? Do I want to jump right into another upholstery project – NO!? But, I did it and feel a great sense of accomplishment!? ?I’ll be sharing it tomorrow in all it’s glory, but today, I wanted to show you what I did with the sofa’s wood frame.? I considered painting it, but in the end, I found a photo on Pinterest of a French settee with dark wood and a gray fabric and I fell in love with the look.? My sofa already had a dark walnut stain on the wood frame, but it had faded some and had it’s fair share of wear and tear.? And, the process of removing the existing fabric resulted in some more dings and scrapes on the wood frame.? I could have sanded down the existing finish, but with the amount of work that I already had to do, I chose a different option.? Have you heard of gel stain or wiping stain?? It’s a stain that has a thick gel texture that you can use over wood to change or enhance the finish of the wood.? I actually used a gel stain on the legs of my gray tufted chairs.? When I purchased those chairs, the legs were a birch or natural finish.? With my dark wood library table, I thought those blond looking legs looked off.? So, I brushed some dark walnut gel stain over the birch legs to darken them up.? For the sofa, I used Minwax Wiping Gel Stain to darken the wood and cover all of the imperfections in the wood.? Here’s a picture of the inspiration photo I found on Pinterest.