UPDATE: DIY Bag, Spring Haul, and Painted Hat

It's been busy here at Craft Lady Abby. I've been working on several deadlines, creating projects for Fairfield World, and content on my YouTube channel. I'm getting better at linking all non-site projects over here, so you all can see what I've been up to.

First up is this Pop Art Circles Clutch Purse over on the Fairfield World blog. I made it with Oly*Fun, so it's durable and colorful. Oly*Fun is the reusable grocery bag fabric. It doesn't fray, comes in 18 colors, and cuts like paper. This is a beginners sewing project. You can cut all the circles by hand, or with a computerized cutter. Speaking of, I finally ordered a Silhouette Cameo. I haven't had a chance to play with it yet. I know...every one else would break out their new expensive toy and make all the things with it. I want to dedicate a few days to figuring out how to use it with various materials...different weights of fabric, paper, and maybe some wood veneer, or what ever else I hope it can cut. I'll cover that probably on my YouTube channel, so you all can see it in action...and because I've already had requests.

Want to see why I'm holding this large egg? Watch my Target, Jo-Ann, and Dollar Tree Spring Crafts Haul. I have a few projects coming up using this stuff. I'll be decorating Easter Eggs over on Craft Paper Scissors for Fave Crafts, some time before Easter. I already painted the straw trilby hat, which is the next video below.

Here, you can see me paint this DIY Painted Feathers Straw Trilby Hat. I used Tulip Soft Fabric Paint in Matte. The finished hat looks much more complicated to paint than it is. It's all about layers. I'm not an expert painter by far. I get better with practice and don't worry about perfection in craft projects. I like when something looks pretty and handmade, vs mass produced. This hat was $3. I have a small sunhat...there is probably a style name for it...to paint too. I'll probably do that in a few weeks, just to space out these tutorials. That one will have flowers, reminiscent of vintage fancy sunhats.

That's all for this update. I'm working on some other projects, which you'll see soon. I have a review of the new Mod Melter from Plaid Crafts. I received mine in a promo bag at CHA. If you follow me on Instagram, you saw this photo last night. It premiered on HSN yesterday, but will be in craft stores later this month. I'll have all the info both on this blog and on my YouTube channel, so you can see how it works and what to use with it. I also have some beauty product reviews coming. I'm waiting for my 2nd order from NYX  to arrive, so I can put everything in one video. Have a fabulous crafty day!
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