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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Friday, April 8, 2011

I Love A Good Tip....And I Got A Good One For You!

For the last few evenings I've been cutting out circles, circles and more circles.
Yes, I do cut each one out by hand.
It's really not that bad.
In one of my earlier posts I told you about how I was overdying wool well I wanted some circles out of that "new" wool. If you want to see that post Click Here.

 I found these templates for circles at JoAnn fabrics. They are perfect for what I do. 
I've used every size for various projects.
Now here's my TIP
Yes, it's such a good tip I have to capitalize and bold it.

 I use the templates to drawn a circle on sandpaper.
 I used 80 grit because that is what I had, you can use whatever your have.
I then cut out the circles and mark what size circle it is.
You place the circle on your wool sandpaper side down and cut out your circle.
The sandpaper grips your wool and you can cut out a perfect circle each time.
 I place the cut circles in bags labeled with the size.
 You can use your circles to make a pillow top like this unfinished one.
These circles are coasters.
I made them last night.
I love the colors!
I can't decide if I like the black background or grey background better.

Well I hear laundry calling...

Enjoy your day,


Margie said...

Love, Love, Love that idea !!!


customteddys said...

Your creativity is simply amazing!

Kimberly said...

That is a great tip... I cheat though and use my cuttlebug ;)

And are you sure it's YOUR laundry you're hearing...? Because my is hollaring pretty loud too!

Cotton Eyed Jo said...

I'll have to get some sandpaper, I already have the templates! LOL, in a regular house we'd have the sandpaper. My dh is not interested in woodworking tho...

Personally, I like the black backing, but I'm an old fashioned kinda girl.

sunnisandy said...

Leanne thank you for the tip this is just wonderful!
I've gone to bed some nights hoping there is a wool fairy that will come and cut for me, but I haven't seen one yet. Thats the hardest part of a project for me.