Sep 16, 2012

ESAD Blog Hop

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the ESAD Blog Hop for the new annual catalogue! This is a super exciting blog hop for us as the new Idea Book and Catalogue is full of new ah-may-zing products!

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin Up! demonstrators.

We so love what we do and not only do we love to share it with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors, but we share our love for what we do with each other as demonstrators. We run swaps, challenges, tutorials, product know-how, and cyberstamps, and we are always there to help and support each other when it is needed.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to click here to join our wonderful group.

If you have been following along the blog hop, you will have come from Kathryn's blog... If you are starting here, there's a full list of the blog hop at the bottom of this page, and each blog will have links to the next one.

So my projects today are actually what I showcased at the Perth Heartfelt Event a couple of weeks ago. I did give a sneak peek of this outfit on an earlier post this month but I've been saving the details for this blog hop! If you missed the post, there's a few other pics from the event here.

This first shirt has been made with the Floral District Fabric and the fabric adhesive. I love how easy it was to decorate this shirt, I added a flower cut using the Big Shot and the Flower Folds XL Die. The button in the centre is a self covering button from a shop that shall remain nameless but rhymes with "totnight"

Then of course, there was 2 other pieces of co-ordinating fabric left so I just had to make a skirt - with no pattern might I add (yes I'm a little proud of myself on this fact), and I still have 1 piece of fabric left over.

For this flower, I printed out one of the digital stamps from the Comfort Cafe Digital Collection and created a stencil from it. I traced the stencil onto the back of the fabric adhesive and cut out the shape with some super sharp scissors. Add a circle of felt (cut using the Circles #2 die) and one of the new Naturals Buttons handstitched onto the short.

And of course, every girl is going to need a matching headband right? This is another thing I've whipped up with no pattern. There's some elastic enclosed in headband to scrunch it up and make it stretchy.

Another new product I have been playing with is the new Digital Collections Disc. I'm lucky enough to have the "Comfort Cafe" & "Floral District" Discs (which accidently on purpose matches the fabrics I used above). I designed these little totes bags, they are just the perfect size for the tshirts to be folded/rolled up and placed inside.

Please let me know if you are interested in a template and I will make one up.

Well, that's it from me, if you go visit Jane's blog, you'll have some more projects to drool over be inspired by :)

And here's a full list of the entire hop so you don't get lost along the way....

1. Chole Evans
2. Pauline Bennetts
3. Theresa 'Tess' Schirmer
4. Sharlene Meyer
5. Ann Gerlach
 6. Corina Beyer
7. Nikki Sadler
8. Andrea Buckland
9. Keryn Campbell
10. Kathryn Ruddick
11. Richelle Fletcher - you are here now! :)
12. Jane Norrish
13. Michelle Halling
14. Juilette Chapman
15. Tayna Bell
16. Alisha Watson
17. Narelle Hoggard
18. Rebecca Scurr
19. Delys Cram
20. Yvonne Walker
21. Libby Dyson
22. Kylie Clemmence
23. Monique Fielder
24. Karen McGoldric
25. Sam Simpson

Enjoy & thanks for looking,
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  1. Hi Richelle - isn't it just fabulous the way we can have the packaging matching the gifts. Envying the way you can sew.

  2. love the clothes - sew nice!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop and being a part of ESAD :)

  3. Such cute bags, when you have a template be sure to post it

  4. What very cute gifts these would make Richelle, I love the little totes you have made to match the outfits.

  5. Lovely projects Richelle ..... Frat to see the fabric used. ;). The bags look fabtoo, love a template if possible, Kelley

  6. Lovely projects with fabric. Very cute for a little girl.

  7. Richelle, these are great! You are so clever! Well done and thanks for showing them to us!

  8. What gorgeous work Richelle. I love the clothes and the skirt. You are so talented.

    Thanks for sharing with us all!!

  9. What a nifty idea to showcase SU fabric. You are one very talented lady. I love what you have shared. Thanks for being part of the Blog Hop - they're lots of fun :)

  10. great sewing Richelle, You are getting good at it....

  11. Very cute, but now I am going to show my techno ignorance and confess I am totally confused. I thought the digital discs were for scrapbook layouts, but it sounds like you used them for the totes. How? Or am I just an idiot LOL!!

  12. Richelle - what an excellent way to show case our gorgeous fabric. I love what you have done with it. Those little bags you have created with the Digital media are great and are perfect for the T-shirts. Well done.

  13. Wow what a great use of the fabrics Richelle - and those cute tote bags - love them. I never even thought about using the discs for hybrid projects. Thanks for enlightening us all.

  14. Great ideas, thanks for sharing ;-)

  15. You are just too clever!! Wish I had seen you in action at the regional, these are all fantastic!

  16. I'm yet to explore the wonderful world of have done such a wonderful job!


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