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Friday, April 4, 2014

April Bog Hop with Kiwi Lane Designs!

Good morning!  And welcome to the Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop!  You should have come here from the fabulous Catherine Povec's blog.  If you get lost along the way, just head back to Kiwi Lane's blog for the hop order. And be sure to comment along the way--one lucky blog participant will win a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane store JUST for commenting.  The hop goes until 11:59 MDT on Sunday, April 6, and the winner of the gift certificate will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, April 10th.

Did you know that April is Superhero Month?  Well, it is, and I don't know about you, but I've got three superhero-lovin' boys in this house.  When I received the Wacky designer templates I'd  be using for this blog hop, I knew that I wanted to make something for my son that used that fun spikey template.  I thought about making one continuous blurb with the spiky template and turning it into one of those BAM! or POW!  bubbles a la the original Batman series.  Since we're redoing his bedroom, I decided a throw pillow would be fun!



To create the pillow, I sewed around some white scrap fabric to make the actual pillow.  Then I ironed on some fusible interfacing to the back of my red and white polka dot fabric, and then placing the template on the fabric, I traced around it, then flipped it over and traced around it again, so it made one big spiky circle.  Then I grabbed my fabric scissors (not my paper scissors!!) and cut it all out!  I ironed it onto the white background, and then fired up the Silhouette to make the "BAM!".  I cut out the sentiment on a scrap of blue heat transfer vinyl, and ironed it on top of the red and white polkas, then stuffed and sewed shut. And, BAM! there you have it---a superhero throw pillow!

You now get the privilege of stopping by Kristy Lee's blog.  Tell her I said hi!

42 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great idea of how to use the templates for something different.

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  2. What a "super" idea. Love the bright blue and red against the plain background and the unique use of the templates.

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  3. I LOVE it!! Thanks for the heads up on Super Hero Month... My boy should be pretty excited :)

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  4. Thanks for sharing a new look at how the templates could be used.

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  5. I need to try using washi with the templates fun idea.

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  6. Really cute idea. Wish my boys were young still

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  7. That's a "POW"-werful pillow!!! So cute - and another way to use the templates. Never ceases to amaze me
    Thanks for sharing...

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  8. Look at you, you 'super' crafty woman you!! Love your 'thinking out of the box' use of the templates! You rock!

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  9. I hadn't thought of using the templates on fabric. Good for you!

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  10. Love what you did here with the wacky template never have thought of using them on fabric great idea.

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  11. Holy smokes Batman....Super job mom... bet the boys loved it :)

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  12. Great idea for a pillow! Love it!

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  13. What an inspiring idea, always looking for ways to use my scrapbooking stuff for other crafts. Thanks

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  14. Love the versatility of kiwi lane templates. The super hero theme is perfect!

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  15. Love to see creative ideas using fabric. Thanks.

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  16. Love the new idea you gave to use these awesome templates with fabric! That is SUPER cool!

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  17. Sew cute!!!! There are sew many ways to use these templates. TFS!! (Hi Jen!)

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  18. Love this I have a grandson that is into Ninja Turtles this will be great.

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  19. Such a cute idea. I never thought of using the Kiwi Templates for crafts other than scrapbooking. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  20. Awesome project - love seeing things done differently with these templates - they are so versatile!!

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  21. What a wonderful idea to use the templates on fabric!! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. What a great idea, would have never thought of using them to make a pillow. Just what every superhero needs.
    Turned out great.

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  24. Cute idea for a boys room. I love how you used the Wacky to make a complete spikey circle.

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  25. What a cute pillow! My son would love it.

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  26. Super adorable pillow for a little boy! Very clever use of the Wacky template set.

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  27. Wow--what a fabulous idea!!

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  28. What a great idea!! Very cool!

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  29. Didn't know it was superhero anything...lol.. LOVE the pillow, thanks for the inspiration.

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  30. Oh, so fun. You really are expanding my horizons about using the Kiwi Lane templates.

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  31. This is so cute! I love the Wacky set. I bet your son loved this!

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