Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!
I love sewing, crocheting, paper crafts, drawing, doodling and more. I also like to create digital stamps and sometimes offer vintage graphics, many for free. I am a mom and a grandmother of 8 adorable grandkids whom I love to make things for.
Check out my Etsy Digi Shop!
May 7, 2017
May 4, 2017
It is a warm day out here in the 'Loops! I went for a walk in the park and the flowers are starting to bloom, trees are pushing out some buds and will soon be pink and white with blossoms. The park is just beautiful this time of year.
I've been sewing, crocheting and making cards. I took pictures, but didn't get around to posting anything until today. The last thing I shared with you was my Fabric Post Card. It was kind of an aside project. I was actually making a Sew Together Bag out of that fabric. I'll probably put them together. So that is what I am sharing today.
These bags are almost 10" long and have several pockets inside. Three are zippered, and four are open pockets.
I made a change to this bag that I haven't done to any of the others I have made. People noticed that sometimes things fell out of the outer open pockets. How annoying!
So, I corrected that in this bag by creating elasticized sides on those outer pockets. s
Well, that's my first post for today.
Enjoy the sun!
Apr 26, 2017
So what have you all been up to lately? Doing any projects of your own? I found something new to try the other day!
I guess these have been around for a while, but I just came across them recently and decided to give them a try. I am not new to quilting, having made a few quilts in the past. It's just not something I find fun on a large scale. However, this was fun! A little peek....
*The image below shows it from the back side. So the fabric is face down. (naturally that's the way I decided to photograph it, just to confuse you).
Apr 8, 2017
Mar 25, 2017
I hadn't been making very many sales and after a while my shop seemed almost stagnant. You could literally hear the flies buzzing around. If you're having a similar problems or are new to Etsy, this post may be for you!
My shop: Carmensplace
Mar 5, 2017
Feb 24, 2017
Feb 17, 2017
One of my readers got a hold of me and asked me if I had a pattern for some freezie holders I featured on this blog some time ago. They were originally made for my grandkids at the request of their mother, who wanted something to keep their little fingers from freezing while enjoying their freezies.
As it turns out, I hadn't written a pattern for them, but decided, why not do it now? I made up 7 different freezie holders and am offering a pattern for one of them for free on this blog today.
I am in the process of setting up a Ravelry page for selling, but in the meantime, here is a photo of some of the patterns I've made.
As you can see, there's an Owl, Minion, Boy and Girl Mouse, Frankenstein and a Zombie. The older grandkids love halloween, so that's why the last two were created. These will fit a large size freezie and a regular size freezie. Some of these will be offered for free.
Use a stitch marker to keep your count correct.
Feb 4, 2017
There are so many cute ideas out there for Valentine's Day, so thought I'd share a few of them.
This quick to make card is Stampin' Up's Sunshine Wishes Love Card.
And look at these cute little Pencil Valentine's. Perfect for school kids and super easy to make.
Well, that should keep you busy for a while. Have a wonderful weekend.