This is my block for the Scrapbuster Donation. I love quilting it is so much fun!
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
This has been a fun summer so far. Lots of crafting. Lots of pool time. The circus with my two year old was a blast. We have been watermarking it and just riding bikes. I am really into the blog thing with quilting and crafting. I feel so grateful to all the bloggers out there that make the process so easy to understand. I need to get better at tagging my posts so people can find my blog as well. However, I think this new challenge will help me a bit. I, Shawn Schumacher, pledge to talk more about my processes, even when I can’t quite put them in the in words or be sure I’m being totally clear. I’m going to put my thinking and my gut feelings out there. I would like to do this not only with crafting and quilting, however with teaching and parenting as well. I have been having fun posting pictures of my son for my family to see. Since they are three states away they do not get to share the joys I have each and every day. So, I promise to share the process with them as well.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
This is my first try on the Paper Piece pattern for Bek. Unfortunately I did not enlarge the pattern even though I thought I had. So all in all I have a new block for a pot holder which means I added another project to my list instead of knocking one off!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Okay so I this morning decided on a few things. First of all a big challenge for me.
1. I can no longer use credit cards!!! Cutting them up! I am making a goal to buy nothing more on credit until I no longer have a credit card bill and maybe even then I will not want to anymore! This is going to be VERY DIFFICULT! However I am fed up and done.
2. I will pay off my current credit card over the next two years!!!!
3. Although I am a craft addict I am no longer able to buy anything new until I finish up all the current projects I have going and at least bite into some of the other projects I have already purchased in hopes to start at some time. A girl can only craft so much!
So here are the current projects I need to finish:
1. MOM's Table Runner
2. Kerstin's Platter
3. Meghan's photo from bachelorette party. Need two more signatures and the photo!
4. Meghan's wedding gift.
5. Anna's Birthday gift.
6. Lis's birth gift.
7. Jessie's gift.
8. Give a gift to a wedding I went to last year!
9. All the quilting projects that are due each month!
10. Stop adding more projects.
This is the new fabric that I have chosen for the Skill Builder Quilt Along. I am really excited to get started. It starts today I think!
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Here is where I began to make the button:
I am a Mac user, so I used SeaShore to make my orange background.
I didn't have a photo or any clip art to use, so after I did the background, I used Picnik for the text and the tree. This tutorial explains using Picnik pretty well. You must make an account here, if you don't already have one. (It's free!)
Once the button looks the way you want it to, you must save it to your computer. I'd recommend saving it to the desktop, so it is easy to find.
This next part is what freaked me out, you have to save the button to the internet. Well, I was baffled! This page explained it very nicely:
First you need to upload your button to Photobucket. Again, you have to register here, but it is free.
In the third paragraph of the tutorial you'll see this : "(for more information on how to get a web address for your button click here). "
Click that word, 'here', and it explains how to get the location on the internet of your blog button that is now stored in Photobucket.
Now--open up a Word Document (or whatever word processor you use) and copy and paste that code from Photobucket into a document. You'll need to use it a couple times, and it is much, much easier to cut and paste than to try and type it out!
After you have done this, the fourth paragraph of the tutorial looks like gobbledy gook, all that HTML code, you need to cut and paste that into your word document, too. Once you have done that, follow the directions to cut and paste your blog address (or flicker address) into the code, and you will do the same thing with the location code for your button. Once you've done that in your word document, save it, and next you'll be opening up blogger.
It isn't as hard as it sounds when you break it down, but there are a lot of steps.
I'd be happy to help you as you work your way through the process. I think between the two of us, we can get your all fixed up! Please feel free to ask me any questions you'd like.
I did it! You can grab it on the right!