Sunday, February 19, 2017

Self-Care and Artist-Care - self care ideas - creativity challenge



When caring and giving people treats, don't forget yourself! This is as much for you as it is for me, I've been juggling a lot of projects and need to remember. How about you? Are you taking care of yourself and your artist?

Here are some links to self-care tips and tricks
7 Self care tips:
http://bit.ly/2kRZqD4

Self care in stressful times:
http://bit.ly/2mfyE8v

Boost creativity:
http://bit.ly/2m1AjCJ

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

DIY 8 bit heart card - use upcycled materials - paper craft - card making



Get your craft knife and your scissors, this DIY 8 bit card is a great treat for your favorite gamer. I'm giving mine to Mr. Remake! Use an old cereal box, or a frozen food box. Even a thicker junk mail flier will work.

Here is the original pin on pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/72057662768926287/


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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Bobbins - threading a sewing machine - winding a bobbin



This is episode 2 of Threading a Sewing Machine, where we talk all about bobbins. I walk you through how to insert the bobbin in to it's case, where the tension disks are, and how I put the bobbin in the machine. Remember, it's all about slowing the thread down and controlling it, otherwise you make thread art. For the Wall of Shame.



For tips about threading the top of the machine watch here: https://youtu.be/BLBg_UNiYzw



ALWAYS CHECK your sewing machine manual for the right way to do anything for your personal machine. I'm working on a Bernina 1008, and I love Berninas, not even sponsored.



Let me know if you have any other questions. Or if you'd like one of these kinds of episodes on machine needles.



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Music composed for Break + Remake by Janet Overfield

Monday, January 23, 2017

Threading a Sewing Machine - beginning sewing - get to know your machine...



Get to know your sewing machine and how to thread the top part. You get to see what some of the symbols mean on your machine as well! This is a basic guide, every machine is different, however this tutorial walks you through the essentials. Once you know WHY the thread needs to go a certain way, it'll be easier for you to thread your machine. ALWAYS CONSULT YOUR MANUAL - don't just take my word, read your manual. 

I'll also explain what the hieroglyphics and strange pictograms are on your sewing machine. And once you are able to use your machine better, guess what!? You can mend, alter, and create your own clothes! Yes!

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

Season 2 Finale - thank you for watching - cat interruptions!

Thank you so much for watching season 2 of Break + Remake! We made it! Before I left on my holiday break I wanted to share with you Zelda the Cat interrupting filming by being cute.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

DIY Fringe Scarf - with upcycled and thrifted materials

This scarf, man. It's so freaking cool. Not only does it make you look like a muppet, but it's thrifted and upcycled. The base scarf is from the thrift store, and the fringe upcycled sari yarn. Cool, right?

Materials:
Scissors
Tape
Yarn
Base scarf
Sewing machine
Chalk


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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

DIY Upcycled Tassel Necklace



DIY Upcycled Tassel Necklace. I used a shirt that was 100% silk and over 5 years old. It finally shredded in the pits! You can use what ever item you'd like, just make sure the weave of the fabric isn't too loose. If it's too loose you'll fray forever. I do have stragglies on my clothes after I wear it but I don't care, I work in a costume shop.

Materials:
Shirt - you can use whatever though
Wire cutters
Eye pins
Chain - I wanted a long dangly necklace, so I grabbed a long chain
Jump ring
Chain nose pliers - or use round nose pliers, or just whatever you have around
Embroidery floss
Scissors

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Super simple upcycle DIY using an old shirt!