Reusable First Day of School Banner for Sizzix

 

CT_KINDER_002CT’s first day of Kindergarten was this past week. It was a HUGE milestone for both of us, so of course I had to take loads of photos.

I also figured I should make a little sign so we never forget it was the first day of school.

Then after much thought I decided on a second piece that can be detached that says which year of school shes starting.

All of this snowballed into the fabric banner above! It’s 8″ square with marine grade vinyl letters cut out using my Sizzix Fabi and the Block Talk Alphabet Die Set. The background is Andover Fabrics chambray in black. I made it pretty much the exact same way as my Appliqued Vinyl Letter Pillow.

Reusable First Day of School Banner for Sizzix {an Art School Dropout's life}

CT_KINDER_005CT_KINDER_004 CT_KINDER_003IĀ also added snaps to the bottom of the banner so I could make an attachment for each year she is in school. I plan on making all the grades later this week when things have calmed down around here and putting this in a safe place.

Reusable First Day of School Banner for Sizzix {an Art School Dropout's life}

The idea of her using this every year makes me all teary eyed! Can you imagine her in 12th grade holding this little banner?!?!?

As you may be able to tell, I’m a complete mess over her going to school. Yes I gained 8 uninterrupted hours each weekday, but I still miss her soooooooooo much. Does it get easier?!?

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Half Moon Zipper Pouch Tutorial for Sizzix

halfmoonpouch_550Today on the Sizzix Blog, I share a super detailed and photo heavy tutorial on how to sew curved seams, install a zipper and assemble an entire pouch, This exact pouch! It’s chock full of skill building steps, so if you have ever been discouraged by any of those things, go check it out!

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Pieced Hexagon Mug Rugs for Sizzix

Pieced Hexagon Mug Rugs by Jessee Maloney {an Art School Dropout's life} #hexieToday on the Sizzix blog I share a step by step tutorial on how I made these mug rugs! I also share my way of sewing Y-Seams!! What?!?

I also found that these can be turned into super cute hexagon bowls. Like the one I showed in the Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap Post. I’ll share the way I made them, and then link to another way where there is less piecing involved soon enough. I promise.

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Tutorial: A 30 Minute Half Square Triangle Mini Quilt Top for Sizzix

Tutorial: A 30 Minute Half Square Triangle Mini Quilt Top for Sizzix by Jessee MaloneyIf you have been reading this here blog for awhile, you know I love a good mini quilt swap. I have done a few and now have a pretty sweet collection on my studio wall. I just love how they all look grouped together!

Well, I’m working on a second studio right now and there are a few very blank walls that need filling, fast! That’s where this project comes in…

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