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Soup Bowl Cozy’s

Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics (Fabrics may vary), they are reversible and sold in sets of two.

Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, they are reversible – Basic Brown. Set of two $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible – Autumn Leaves, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible, Red Bandana/Red Dots, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible, Rust Bandana/Brown Print, set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, Red Snowman/red dots, reversible set of two – $12.00
Microwave soup bowl cozy’s! Place your bowl of soup in these cozy’s and put them in the microwave. They protect your hands from getting burned. Assorted fabrics, reversible Holly/Holiday Dots, set of two – $12.00

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Oh H*LL NO!!

Oh Hell No 1Every now and then you find an embroidery design that just speaks to you.

Enough said! (Thank you Urban Threads Embroidery Designs)

Oh Hell No 3Dish towel pillows in assorted colors. $15.00 each plus shipping. Send a message at: wcarriker@gmail.com to place an order. There is no limit to the color combinations. Dish towels available in with   Red, Black, Blue, Green, Lavender, Brown, Red/Green Plaid trim, OR Off white with Blue, Black or Multicolored Stripes. Oh Hell No 2Because some days you just have to say “Oh Hell No!”

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Bandana and Fabric Wreaths

After seeing a “pin” on Pinterest of a Red, White and Blue Bandana Wreath, I thought it might be fun to make one! Then to take it a step further, I thought, why not use pieces of fabric to do wreath instead of the bandanas. Here are the results:

Bandana Wreath on door

Using 7 Red, 7 White and 7 Blue bandanas. Each bandana was cut in half, so the 21 bandanas actually make 2 wreaths.

20160516_160711_resizedUsing 11 Fat quarters that I purchased and cut each in half, I was able to get the same effect with this dog paw wreath.

Bandana Wreath 1

Here are the supplies. 21 Bandanas, and a wire wreath. Bandana Wreath 2

The bandanas were cut in half and attached to the wire wreath with a half lark knot. Bandana Wreath 3

THe 7 Blue Bandanas were tied together, then alternating red and white, using the remaining 7 red and 7 white pieces. Glitter stars were glued in place to complete the flag look. Bandana Wreath and Vega 2

Vega really wanted to wear a bandana too and pose for a photo!20160516_141215_resized

Using fat quarters – 4 of the dark and 7 of the white. Each piece was cut in half with the salvage on the ends. 20160516_151327_resizedThey were then tied to the wire wreath with the half lark knot as well. alternating w=two white and one black print.

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Then a bow was added made of dog print ribbon.

 

 

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Happy GFWC Federation Day!

GFWC – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is an international women’s organization  dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of other through volunteer service.

I have been honored to be a member of GFWC through my local clubs since 1985. Each April 24th we celebration the founding of our national organization which began in 1890.

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Our motto is “Living the Volunter Spirit” which I have embroidered and used inside the cover of these notebooks.

GFWC clubs and clubwomen are the fabric that binds not only the Federation, but the communities in which they live and work. By Living the Volunteer Spirit, GFWC clubwomen transform lives each day, not simply with monetary donations, but with hands-on tangible projects that provide immediate impact.

GFWC Headquarters Jan. 2016

Over the years I have been allowed to make items incorporating the GFWC logo. In honor of of Federation Day here are a few, starting with the GFWC Yard flag, displayed at the GFWC Headquarters in Washinton, DC after a snow storm.

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GFWC Girlfriends are just the best! I have made lifelong frends locally, across North Carolina and the nation!DSC00174DSC00175

Using GFWC T-shirts, these wall hangings and pillows were used as fundraising items at the GFWC International Convention in Memphis in 2015

This year at the 126th Annual Convention a basket of GFWC goodies will be donated once again for the silent auction.

To learn more about this amazing organization check out our web site: www.gfwc.org

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Trainers vs. Crafters!

Some trainers give their clients shirts to wear, and some clients give them back! I mean, why wear a shirt when you can turn it into a wall hanging?

Merry Cristmas!

Cut t-shirtSo first things first. Cut up the shirt.

Add embroidery

 

Add a little embroidery (The EST. 2015)

Cut fabric

Add some pieced fabric.

Piecing it together

Put the pieces together.

Add a boarder

Add a boarder, and machine quilt.

A fun way to spend a day (after doing squats, lunges, bent over rows, and assorted other strength taining). Thank you Colt Boyd of Invictus Sports Performance (you can also find him on Facebook) for the training, encouragement and “fun” times.

Merry Cristmas!

 

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To help ease your pain…in the back that is.

Rice bags are a wonderful thing. They come in sets of two coordinating fabrics.

Rice Bags

Keep one in the freezer, pop the other in the microwave for 30 seconds -3 minutes. Use the heated one until it cools – on your back, or where your muscles ache. Then use the cold one. Alternate back and forth. They measure about 20″ long and are filled with rice.

Rice Bags 2I’m not a doctor, but they do help with muscle aches (the heated one can also warm your feet on a chilly night!)

Available in assorted colors. $15.00 a set of two.

 

 

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Not my Circus…..

I love this design from Urban Threads ( urbanthreads.com). It was just yelling at me to make it into a pillow! So I made SEVERAL! They are embroidered on cotton dish towels, and made into pillows. DSC00575

Each Pillow is unique and they are $15.00 each. Special orders accepted. Pick your “towel” color, and thread colors. Above: rainbow colors on white towel with black trim.DSC00576Above: Pastel rainbow colors on towel with brown check trim. DSC00579

Above: Pastel rainbow on towel with pink check trim.

DSC00577Above: All red on towel with red check trim.

 

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Girlfriends Part Two

The response to the Girlfriends design has been overwhelming! Thank you!!GFWC Girlfriends 1

I have been asked for some variations, so there is now a design with 5 women along with the first design which has 4 women.

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The design was inspired by my long time GFWC (General Federation of Women’s Club) friends and mentors, so yes, GFWC Girlfriends was designed as well.

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And the design looks great on Aprons!

GFWC Girlfriends apronsPillows – $15.00, Aprons $12.00

Here are a few more color options.

GFWC Girlfriends 2Thank you again!        Wendy

 

 

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T-shirts, once again.

Taking special t-shirts or other pieces of clothing and incorporating them into something new can be fun, and rewarding.

These wall hangings and pillows were made out of t-shirts that I had, and will be donated to the upcoming GFWC (General Federation of Woman’s Clubs – www.gfwc.org ) International Convention in Memphis, June 2015. (Please note these were new shirts used for these projects, but you can use a favorite shirt when making your own creation).

DSC00174I was able to use the logos from the front and back of the shirt with a very simple quilt square pattern.

DSC00172The wall hangings can be used to display pins on, or as a lap throw. They were machine quilted, which made them very quick to sew up.

DSC00177The t-shirt pillows were made with the extra fabric to form the flowers and described in an earlier post. Quick fun, and bring back many great memories!