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Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Martha Jenkins

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Once upon a time Martha Jenkins created a quilted Easter egg for her grandlet, Jaycee.  It was a magical egg, hand crafted and filled with treats.  Martha shared her quilted egg photos with Candace the Muse because the Cool2Craft Creative Play Theme for September is “My Quilt”.

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“One long ago year, in lieu of Easter baskets, I made large, treat filled, papier mache’ eggs for my 2 daughters, son in law & both grandlets.

I began with blown up balloons that I covered with papier mache’. (torn up newspaper & Mod Podge.) When they were dry I filled & decorated each differently.  With Mod Podge & fabrics, granddaughter Jaycee’s became a quilt.

I fitted triangles of fabric edge to edge over the entire egg. Some teddy bear fabric offered a nice applique for the top/center. I used a bottle of glitter glue to outline each of the seams & glitz up the applique. A ribbon & bow finished the project. To get to the contents on Easter
morning, we cut an opening in the bottom that could be repaired so we could reuse it for decorating.

 Jaycees egg 3 300x249 Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Martha Jenkins  I’ve since used my “quiAs you can see, she enjoyed her Easter goodies. She was about 1 1/2 years
then & is now 16 (& 5’9″ tall).lted egg” idea for smaller eggs. Both purchased papier mache’ and plastic eggs work well but are better if painted white first. Painting will keep the darker egg from showing thru lighter colored fabrics & will help the fabric adhere to plastic eggs. I spray a
final acrylic finish on these & sometimes add a screw eyelet for hanging.  They look great hanging or with several others nested in a basket.  Printed gift wrap will work too.”

What o cool idea!  Thank you, Martha!  I love seeing your work!

Candace the Muse

 

 Queens of Green Factor1 e1302499058519 Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Martha Jenkins Martha earned another CoolCash Smacker for her submission.  She’s already earned some handmade swag from my studio and she’s headed for more!

Whenever you submit an entry to a monthly theme you earn one CoolCash Smacker.  When you’ve earned four Smackers I’ll send you some handmade swag from my studio!
With the Queens of Green Factor, you can earn DOUBLE COOLCASH – just submit an entry that is earth friendly, uses gifts from the earth AND is uplifting to the spirit and you’ll get that extra Smacker!

 CoolCash 300x131 Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Martha Jenkins  Remember, it’s never too late to enter any theme!  email me with questions, photos and stories at candace@cool2craft.com

Cool2Craft34 Cool2Craft Creative Play Contributor Martha JenkinsLaunched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our Blip.tv channel for full archived episodes, our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule.


My Quilt

My Quilt by Candace Jedrowicz

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[Candace's Blog]  The Cool2Craft Creative Play Theme for September is My Quilt.  This card represents my current “life” quilt.

For my September goofy video, I played a fortune teller.  I want the video to center around the cards because I ha so much fun creating them!  I hand drew the template, scanned it and filled each card with fun images.  This one as some altered photos of some of my work plus the logo that Tiffany made for me.  She’s so cool!

Thank you so much, Tiffany, for taking me along on this grand adventure!


Cool2Craft34 My QuiltLaunched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our Blip.tv channel for full archived episodes, our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule.


Cool2Craft Creative Play Theme for September Announced

Fortune Teller

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Madame Jedrowicz reveals the September 2011 Creative Play Theme fortune teller style!

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You are all invited!  Join me this month by telling your story and earning CoolCash!  The theme is My Quilt.  You get to interpret yur “quilt” in any way!  Even if you’re not a quilter you can play by telling me about you living quilt, your quilt of life.  What are the things in your experience that make up your gorgeous, unique and completely you quilt of life?

Send me your high resolution photo(s) and your story and I’ll share it right here!  Don’t forget to include any links you want to include in the post.  Email me – candace@coo2craft.com.

 

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Remember, it’s never too late to enter any theme!  email me with questions, photos and stories at candace@cool2craft.com

Whenever you submit an entry to a monthly theme you earn one CoolCash Smacker.  When you’ve earned four Smackers I’ll send you some handmade swag from my studio!
With the Queens of Green Factor, you can earn DOUBLE COOLCASH – just submit an entry that is earth friendly, uses gifts from the earth AND is uplifting to the spirit and you’ll get that extra Smacker!

 


Cool2Craft34 Cool2Craft Creative Play Theme for September AnnouncedLaunched in October 2009, Cool2Craft TV broadcasts weekly internet TV episodes and special live-streaming events featuring industry recognized hosts, reporters, designers, authors and manufacturers. Visit www.cool2craft.com to watch this week’s show via the LiveStream player. Visit our Blip.tv channel for full archived episodes, our YouTube Channel for project and technique demo videos and check out our current programming schedule for upcoming LIVE-streaming events. Visit www.cool2craft.com for current programming schedule.