Another Friday Link Party

I stumbled on this link party through Rebecca’s Blog, and decided to join the fun.  Please leave me a note if you found me through The Smart & Trendy Moms’ link party.  Thank you for visiting, and I look forward to the chance to visit your blog!

Giveaway Alert!!!

As if the New Friend Friday Link Party hosted by The Girl Creative wasn’t enough fun…  She has an awesome giveaway this week!!!!  Check it out, and get your entries in.  The giveaway is from Stitch N Studio an fun Etsy Store for an adorable wallet.  Boy, I could really use a new wallet so I am keeping my fingers crossed, LOL!  (I keep seeing really cute wallet patterns, but haven’t wrangled up the nerve to try one just yet!).

So, head on over to The Girl Creative and the Stitch N Studio and check them out!

How-To: Reverse Applique

As I posted earlier I purchased the Reverse Circle Applique set from Planet Applique.  Here is a project I did using one of these designs.  I hope you enjoy these details and pictures! 

1. Start by choosing your front and background (the fabric you
will see through the applique) fabrics.
2.  Hoop a piece of tearaway, position your background fabric in your hoop, and secure with adhesive spray.  Make sure that your background fabric is large enough for the design.
3. Place a medium weight water soluble stabilizer on top of your background fabric.  This helps protect your background fabric when you are cutting in the later steps.
4. Put your front fabric on top and pin securely to avoid any shifting.
5. Stitch your design.  These designs stitch out very quickly and have a low stitch count.
6. Cut out the background areas of the design with a sharp pair of applique or thread scissors.  These snips are my favorite to cut out sharp corners.  Leave the design in the hoop to give you an extra set of “hands” in holding the fabric flat.  Here is where using a water soluble layer helps you cut the design out without damaging the background fabric.
7. Unhoop the fabric and cut around the back of the design.  I cut rather than tear the tear away stabilizer since I am wanting a clean circle for the tissue cozie I am making.
8. Once you have finished the above steps you are done!

A list of Link Parties

Link parties are a fun way to be able to check out a lot of blogs quickly.  Check out this list of link parties on Keeping it Simple. 

Tool Time Tuesday

Okay, one more post for this morning.  I just stumbled across this wonderful Tuesday site:

May Challenge, update

I may have to admit defeat on this one.  Boy, has it been busy this month!  Isn’t it funny how life can just go from nice and easy to 90 miles an hour over night?  I have a quick trip to Joann’s planned for this evening, and we desperately need some couch pillows redone.  So, there may still be a shot at having something to submit for this month’s challenge.  Now back to my “wonderful” to-do list, LOL!

Under Construction

I have been having requests to purchase items (such as the Stay-Put Towels) individually.  So, I have taken down the pages of items, and will put them back up after I have completed reformatting the pages.  Thank you for your patience, and as always if you have a question you can send me an e-mail at !

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~ About Me ~

I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!


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