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Flat Roses

Flat Roses
  • Fabric(I suggest double sided fabric)
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread

I learned how to make  this flower from this video; it also shows you two other fabric flowers. One of which I have introduced before. (The kinzashi flower) I have yet to learn the 3D rose but give me time and I will. 🙂 The flat roses were somewhat tricky at first. Use a fabric with either another print on the back or a solid color. No faded wrong sided fabrics. I think the flowers will come out better that way. I love this flower, I plan to make the ones I have made so far  in to some more hair accessories. But you could use this project for a number of things. That’s what I love so much about this flower.

I hope they resemble roses and its not just me hoping they do. -.-

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kimKIM VERA - (view all posts by Kim)
Kim works as a museum Copywriter and helps out with events from time to time. When she isn’t working or blogging, she is probably off taking a nap. Feel free to email her at kim@mind-speaks.com

Mini Cheesecakes

Mini Cheesecakes

makes 24 cheesecakes

  • 2 cups graham crackers
  • 10 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 2 cups softened cream cheese
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar, sifted
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • fresh sliced strawberries

    Kimmy here posting for Kat, I found this recipe for cheesecake here. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE cheesecake and so I asked Kat to help make them. Ok I tried to help out more but she wouldn’t let me do anything besides the crust. -.- But I didn’t care, cause I got to eat them. Anyway, Kat being the odd ball that she is, hates cheesecake. So she made them because I asked her to. Thanks so much Kat they came out really good.

    If you are a fan of cheesecake then I highly recommend this recipe.

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    katKAT VERA - (view all posts by Kat)
    Kat is a lead pastry chef. When she isn’t in the kitchen she’s traveling space and time with Doctor Who and solving mysteries with Sherlock. Email her at kat@mind-speaks.com

    CD packaging

    CD packaging

    Sorry, I haven’t made an official debut on here. Since I am going to start cleaning up my place to make room for a sister, I’m starting to find old freelance.

    Last summer I made these book like cd covers that kinda pop and slide the cd out. Here is a sample of my demo.

    I printed on silver metallic paper and doing scores and folds caused it to lose its shiny texture :/ Any ideas? Maybe I should coat it with something. But you get the idea of the style, I hope. Sorry for the fuck ><;

    Materials used:

    • 18×12 bright white card stock 120lb paper weight
    • cd- and cd labels to print on
    • x-acto knife
    • cutting mat
    • ruler
    • embossing tool
    • a weird mind to come up with random song titles

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    mijaMIJA VERA - (view all posts by Mija)
    Mija has been a designer for the last ten years. She is a paper obsessed fiend and loves working on new projects while listening to her daughter and cat chatter around the house. You can email her at mija@mind-speaks.com