anniversary gifts for couples Nancy Prince on TheQuiltShow.com February 13-26 decorative pillow shams

Nancy Prince is all about thread painting and thread sketching. Her new book, Thread Painting with Style, is a great place to start your thread painting adventuresanniversary gifts for couples, or to take them to the next level.?To take this one step further Nancy taped an episode centered on her new book for theQuiltShow.com – Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims’; website – that will begin airing on February 13 at www.thequiltshow.com.

Watch the show, spend some personal time with Nancy, and learn how to create realism in your thread-painted designs. She will walk you through selecting shading, blending, and highlighting threads for your design and you’;ll be amazed at how just the proper amount of shading will transform a one-dimensional design into a three-dimensional one. She’;ll also show you how to create depth and closeness in your designs just by selecting the right thread color along with proper zigzag width.

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Want to learn how to thread paint or sketch on the fabric in your own stash? The last section of the show is devoted to detailing just how simple, yet effective, thread painting or sketching can be on commercial or printed fabric.

If you are a member of Nancy’s newsletter, you can view the show (episode 1-4) for FREE from February 19-26. Just email Nancy at nancy@nancyprince.com and she will give?you the?information you will need to see the show free along with a 20% off coupon code to join The Quilt Show. So come see Nancy on February 13 (or thereafter) and see what the buzz is all about!!

I was asked a while ago to try out a new eBook of patterns, that included 10 dress styles for little girls, up to size 10.

You’re going to LOVE my favorite 10 DIY Patio Projects that you can find right here on Today’s Creative Life!

OK, so here’s a dress you can sew out of an old t-shirt in literally two minutes (even faster then our most-popular-tute-ever the Ten Minute Onesie Dress). I showed this to you awhile back as part of a bigger post on doing more with less, but I wanted to share it with you again because it is Scarlet’s MOST FAVORITE DRESS EVER and it took two minutes to make. You guys seemed to like theRecycled Ruffle Sleeve Bubble T, and a bunch of you mentioned adding some old tees to the sewing pile. I have the same pile so I tried to use one of them to make the quickest, easiest, simplest possible dress. It seriously doesn’t get any easier than this, it doesn’t even involve any cutting. Also, this unicorn t-shirt was from Wal Mart, it’s pretty cute right?Get the Two Minute T-Shirt Dress Tutorial after the jump…