Friday, October 18, 2013

Creative DIY- Fall Edition

So I have joined forces with some of my creative friends to bring you some Halloween/Fall Inspiration. Today I want to share with you a custom tote I made for my daughter to collect her candy in this Halloween.

The nice thing about this tote is that it can be used year round, but also has a bit of the seasons flair.

Supplies: Tote (local craft store), Fabric Paint (I love to Create), Pens (Sakura of America Permapaque), Stamps ( Liz Hicks studios for Unity Stamp Company), Ink (Clearsnap Ink), embroidery machine and cutting machine (Brother International), Fabric (Unknown, from Joann Fabric)

This project was so much fun... I had a blast creating this, using color, texture and adding some stamped detail for that "handmade" flair ♥

I used my Innovis 950-D by Brother and a darning foot to create some free motion stitching through out my bag. I love having the freedom to stitch as I please :) What I love about this machine is that it has all of the features of a sewing machine and embroidery machine, but not the heavy price tag of the upper end embroidery machines... I can have fun and not worry to much about the expense.

I added some text with a Sakura Permapaque paint pen... as well as some creative free motion stitched flowers colored in with Crafters Ink by Clearsnap Inc. (flowers and heart).

I used my ScanNCut machine to create the starts out of jersey knit and seasonal silver faux leather.

And last but not least... here is a shot of the stamps I designed and are sold through Unity Stamp Co. You can see them here.

So you can see how adding some different elements make for a fun tote that is good for all year around, but also artsy... My daughter loves it and already has big plans for her new tote.
Note: all paints and materials are washable with the exception of the Sakura Pen, it is water soluble and will wash out. I recommend using the pen to create your text and then going over it with the Clearsnap Crafters Inks for permanency. The pen has a great tip to create beautiful script and the inks will make it permanent :)

If you like this, thank you will love what me and my family share here on the blog as well as my other social media sites... I encourage you to take advantage of the giveaway below and maybe check out some of the other ways we share some artsy family fun ♥

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And to add to the fun, we have a second chance giveaway on a prize that wasn't claimed on our Facebook Page a few weeks back...

Take advantage of the options below to be entered into a random drawing for this prize package.

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Thanks so much  for stopping by today!

Happy Creating ♥

~Liz Hicks (and Family, aka crew)


  1. Like the stamps on the tote. will check them out on unity site..!

  2. Great bag, I love the paint drips and stamping!

  3. I used my ScanNCut machine to create the starts out of jersey knit and seasonal silver faux leather.

  4. Thanks for a second chance! Good luck folks! Love the Halloween bag!

  5. Love this..the paint drips add so much fun! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  6. Very eye catching tote. thanks for sharing.

  7. Great tote! Love the Unity stamp you used!

  8. I like the stamps and the free sewing

  9. Well, the tote is a little over the top for me... sorry... but I was wondering about this being the second chance... I didn't see the first chance.... I saw where there was talk about doing something for reaching the amount of followers and we were talking about Surfacez ink... but I couldn't find a drawing.... yikes... what am I missing.... so sad here... hope it wasn't me.... I want to try Surfacez so bad.... Has anyone tried it on metal... Vintaj??? yet??? A Girl has to know this stuff..... Faith

  10. Happy to find you. Now am following. New to all this. Love your project. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Love the use of the paint pen! Great prize, thanks!

  12. Love the free stitching! I haven't been able to sew for a long time and I miss it! Thanks for the chance to win a great prize package!

  13. I love the paint drips and the free-motion stitching - very cool!

  14. Great bag, love the paint drip, I'm all for second chance, thanks for the chance to with the great prize!!

  15. I would have to say I love the drippy paint on the tote!!!