May 04, 2012

May the Force Be with You blog hop!

Happy May The Force Be With You Day!
 Yes! It's a actual Holiday!

If you have arrived from Michelle's blog then you are in the right track. If you would like to start at the beginning, click here.

My friend Candace and I thought today would be a fun day to host a blog hop! Since there's not a whole lot out there in terms of "Star Wars" crafts, we thought it would be fun to have a blog hop to showcase some fun ideas.

I thought it would be fun to create something with fabric, since that is my 1st love.
So if I could choose to change career's and  do/be anything I wanted, it would defiantly not be a stylist/photographer for 2yr olds. I did try... :)

So I made this snazzy little number... like it?
The  R2D2 design is from Little Scraps of Heaven's Galatial Adventures Good Guy's svg set. He was sized in Make-the-Cut to 7 " and I cut the fabric on my Ecraft. The t-shirt was $4 at Wal-Mart. I had all the cotton fabric on hand but you could get 1/4 yard of each color (fat quarter's would work too), at a fabric store, and that would probably be about $5 (depending on the fabric you choose). Make sure to pre-wash everything 1st.
I used Heat N Bond, iron on adhesive to attach the fabric to the shirt. You iron the Heat N Bond to the fabric and then cut out your pattern/design with your machine. Then you peel off the paper backing and iron it onto the shirt. I also top stitched around all the pieces just to make it more durable, since it was going to be worn by a 2yr old. Lastly, I used a white fabric marker to add the detail.

I did not make a video tutorial showing how to cut the fabric with my machine, I ran out of time, but here is a good one that Denise made. If you have a machine other then an Ecraft, you can search for your machine on YouTube. I have seen/viewed videos for the Silhouette and Cricut too.
Here is one more shot of my sweet boy and his brand new R2D2 shirt!

So no blog hop would be complete with out some type of blog candy.

Jaded Blossom has sponsored a set of stamps!
One person will be chosen from all of the comments left on all of the blogs.


I will be giving away some Tweezer Bee Tweezers!
All you ave to do to be entered for a chance to win is:

1. Become a follower on my blog, if not already.
2. Leave a comment on this post.
3. For more chances to win the Jaded Blossom stamps, comment on all the blogs in the hop.

That's it!

I will choose a winner for the tweezers, via, on Sunday night. The winner will be announced Monday morning, right here on my blog!

Good Luck!

Here is the blog hop line-up:
Ruthie (Me)  

Congrats! You have reached the end of the hop! 

Thanks sooooo much for hopping along with us today!

 May the Force be with You!