12/30/12

Measure your Head for an African Hat (Kufi)

Use a flexible measuring tape, piece of string, or a strip of paper.

Place the piece you’re using to measure your head on your forehead and measure the circumference about 1/2 inch or so above your ears (about where you want the hat to rest on your head).  If you have another hat with a size inside, that would be great; I would use it based on the chart below.

Don’t make the tape measure too tight or too loose (make it comfortable for your head).

The photo below is a 23 ½” measurement, which is a hat size of 7 3/8” to accommodate for her hair.


If you are not using a flexible tape measure, lay your measuring string or paper flat and measure against a ruler.

A size chart is below.  If you don’t see your size exactly, use the next size.

Head Size (Inches)
Hat Size
19 3/8"
6 1/8
19 3/4"
6 1/4
20 1/4"
6 3/8
20 3/4"
6 1/2
21 1/4"
6 5/8
21 1/2"
6 3/4
21 3/4"
6 7/8
22 1/4"
7
22 1/2"
7 1/8
23"
7 1/4
23  3/8" - 23 1/2"
7 3/8
23  3/4"
7 1/2
24"
7 5/8
24 1/2"
7 3/4
25"
7 7/8

The African Hat (Kufi) below has a measurement of:

Band width: 23"
Band height:  4"
Crown: 7.5"
Fits a head size of 22" - 23" and a hat size of 7-7.5"


12/18/12

Paper Piecing Wizard Mickey

Hi folks

My mojo has been off lately, but yesterday it came back a bit.  On the Pazzles forum someone wanted a Wizard Mickey Mouse for a project.  He/she did not ask me personally to make this file, but I thought it would be fun after I found a Wizard Mickey online and converted it to a paper piecing (I am not sure if this is a Disney file since it has Drago Art on it - don't know of the relationship).  Here's the original clipart.  I didn't add any designs on the hat, but I think I should go back and add that to the wpc file.



Here is the file in pieces.  The black silhouette will be used to place the pieces on so that there will be a black outline.






12/11/12

Candle Merry Christmas Overlay - Pazzles

Here is a Merry Christmas (2012) overlay I made (The candle image was in the Pazzles library).  This overlay is approx. 8"x10".  I may add some glitter on it, but not sure yet



12/10/12

WPC Pazzles files by request

--Do you have a piece of clipart or image you would like to be a paper piecing?
--Want a logo to be coverted to a wpc cut file?
--Do you already have a wpc cut file, but want it altered, but you just can't figure out how to do it?

Contact me.  I create and modify .wpc files for the Pazzles Inspiration.

I use the Pazzles Pro 2010 (with updates) version.

**Contact me for a free quote.**

12/2/12

Digital Scrapbooking

Ok, I have to say this:  I can’t imagine doing digital scrapbooking for my crafting.  Why?  It reminds me of when I do desktop publishing to make brochures, flyers, note cards, sales flyers, etc.  I MUST, during my crafting, be able to touch the paper and embellishments I am using. Ink from a printer just won’t do it for me. Yes, I want glue on my hands.  Yes, I like to glue down my ribbon.  Yes, I like ALL the messy things that come with crafting.

I have seen some really gorgeous digital scrapbook pages and I don’t knock anyone for enjoying this type of crafting, but I PREFER to do the work.  I really like the mess of it all.  I also can’t imagine buying a ton of printer ink. On another note, I am thinking digital scrapbookers probably spend less money than people like me because we like to buy embellishments.  In the digital software you can add 3d looking embellishments it seems (still not real though) :-)

I was looking for some digital software online because I have read about people talking about this software.  After watching the video, I was really impressed and feel that digital scrapbookers would love this!

Anyway, here is a link, just in case you want to take a look at it:

Have fun!
Gina