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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Love and Marriage . . .


June is often thought of as the month for weddings. Though June is quickly fading into the month of July it is in fact a month of weddings, or the beginning of weddings for the Sheri McCulley Studio. I will soon be making available a series of unique design themes for wedding stationery that can be ordered and purchased through my Etsy shop.

I have had a number of requests for a wedding invitation I enjoyed working on with my niece, Megan, for her wedding last fall. It was personal, unique, and fit the lovely natural and intimate theme of Megan and Elijah’s special event.



Their wedding is being featured today on the wonderful Wedding Chick’s wedding blog and I hope you will take a trip to the site to view their darling and very personal style that they hand designed, hand picked, and hand made for their special outdoor wedding. The photography for their wedding was shot by the wonderful and amazing Leekers photography. They captured each moment of the day just as we know Megan and Elijah in their signature style. The lovely photo of Megan in her wedding dress holding the invitation is from the Leekers portfolio, and I thank them for the use of it. Please visit their site if you are looking for that personal touch to capture your special event forever.



I am now creating color variations for this Signature Fragrance wedding collection, and there will be many to pick from to make the stationery set as personal as your wedding day. The photo above is fresh off the press and ready for a bridal shower for yet another Megan. I have an idea you will find the colors of your choice when you see the complete set, along with save the date, response cards and personalized thank you cards. Below is a sneak peek of the colors and options for this Signature Fragrance theme. Your wedding day is your personal signature and I want your wedding stationery to have that same signature style personalized just for you.





In addition I will be adding new collections frequently. The photo below is one of many color options that will be available for the collection Beau Nouveau. A timely collection to appeal to an era gone by, but not forgotten. This theme steps back in time a century ago while maintaining its current style for today’s look. This is where vintage and modern go together like . . . love and marriage!







I plan to have the Etsy shop available before this “wedding month” has come to a close for brides to place their orders. In the meantime I encourage you to enjoy a visit to the Leekers and Wedding Chicks sites to get a close up view of this lovely wedding of my niece and nephew-in-law and experience the joy we all shared on their wedding day. Who knows, it might just make you want to say “I do” or even “renew” with the one you love. Here is the link to my Etsy shop of the wedding stationery sets available. Sheri McCulley Studio Shop on Etsy!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Cruiser Blvd. Drawstring Backpack

Hello, Brooke here from SillyMamaQuilts with another project using Cruiser Blvd fabric. This time making a drawstring backpack for that adorable little boy who wants to carry his treasures. Before sharing this project, I wanted to credit Katy Jones of I’m A Ginger Monkey. I used her tutorial as a starting point for this project.
I selected these fabrics for my bag. You need a piece for outside, inside and accent.
Cut for lining and outside a piece 15 inches by width of fabric. Trim off selvages. Cut one 2.5 inch strip for accent full width of fabric.
With right sides together using ¼ inch seam allowance, sew the sides of both outside and lining. In the lining leave an opening for turning on one of the side seams.
Cut 2 pieces 14.5 inches long of accent to make casing. Finish the ends by folding in ¼ inch twice and top stitch. With wrong sides together, press in half lengthwise. Turn outside of bag right side out. Sew a casing to each side of the outside bag along top edge.
With right sides together, place the outside bag inside the lining and pin, sew along the entire top edge.
Turn right side out by pulling unit through the lining opening. Sew the lining closed with a narrow seam.
Mark on outside about 1.5 inches in from corner for grommet. Practice with grommets first!
Thread cording - I used a 2 yard piece for each side.
View of the inside . . .
Hope your little boy enjoys this fun drawstring backpack. Enjoy and Happy Sewing!