Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Welcome to my NEW blog! For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for almost 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

"Craft Your Stash" Book Review & Blog Tour & Fish Wall Hanging


I'm excited to be a part of the "Craft Your Stash" Book Review & Blog Tour to premier Lisa Fulmer's new craft book! I wrote a review of the book for When Creativity Knocks and for Amazon.com. Lisa inspired me to *try* yet again to ORGANIZE some of my huge stash of crafting supplies - and then to USE them! I have been going through baskets and boxes and doing my best to organize, and purge. One of the biggest projects I tackled was my vintage trunk full of fabric (and the two big boxes that wouldn't fit in the trunk). Why so much fabric? Do I sew? Nope. But I'm a fabric hoarder along with a hoarder of anything else crafty. I emptied all 3, sorted and folded every single piece, organized by color, pattern, etc. and then put it all back into the single trunk - SUCCESS! Then it came time to create something with my fabric stash! I was inspired by the flower wall hanging Lisa created in her book with a foam sheet and fabric. Since I have a stash of Smoothfoam™ - I pulled out an extra piece I had saved from another project, grabbed some coordinating fabrics, my Beacon® adhesives and got busy. I also got a chance to use some of my huge stash of ribbons (which I am happy to say I actually organized years ago in mason jars by color family and have kept that system since - except for a stray tote bag full here and there waiting to be sorted…..).

Lisa is also giving someone a chance to WIN a great prize package - The prize will be a copy of the book, plus a nice big selection of crafty swag to add to their stash – and she is willing to ship internationally to the winner! Follow the link below to enter!

http://craftyourstash.blogspot.com/2014/09/craft-your-stash-book-tour-giveaway.html


Materials: 

Smoothfoam™ sheet 
Westcott® Craft Titanium Hobby Knife 
Westcott® Titanium Scissors 
Beacon® Fabri-Tac, Tacky Glue 
Ribbons
Button



Instructions: 

1 - Draw fish in desired size onto Smoothfoam™ sheet.  (Or print and trace.) 

2 - Use hobby knife to cut out fish. 

3 - Cut fabric to cover fish.  Wrap around to back of fish and adhere with Fabri-Tac. 

4 - Cut scales and use Fabri-Tac to glue over fish body. 

5 - Cut strips of ribbon, glue onto fins, with edges tucked beneath scales, and overlapping side of fish.  Glue ribbon around outside of fish to cover edges of small ribbon and cover edge of fish. 


To hang, I used one of those removable 



2 comments:

  1. This fish is gorgeous! Thanks so much for being part of the tour - and congrats on an organized trunk of fabric!

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  2. Fabulous Fish wall hanging!!! Such a cute idea! TFS!

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