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Saturday, March 11 2017

This has been my blog for many years but my creative life is now more about "Making and Celebrating Heart, Home and Holidays!" so check out my new blog, you don't have to go far, :) A sincere thank you for stopping by!

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Tuesday, April 19 2016
 
 
Welcome to a day in the life of Kunin Enthusiasts. That would be me! I love Kunin felt. I have been using Kunin felt for crafting my whole life! The fact that Kunin felt is made from recycled plastic water bottles, over 350,000,000 so far this year is incredible! It also is amazing to use around the house in many ways and in the garden. Say good bye to weeding.
 
Right now I am enjoying a cup of coffee on my hexi mug rug made from the Premium felt which is super soft and thick. I made a slightly larger mug rug to hold a plate of cookies. Today is definitely a three cookie day!
 
 
You will need: (for each placemat)
12” x 18” Kunin Eco-fiplus™ Premium Felt, 1 Charcoal, 1 Lagoon
Fabri-tac Adhesive by Beacon www.beaconadhesives.com
Hexi patterns available online, 7”, 5”, 3”
Scissors, plain paper, ruler, pencil
 
 
Instructions:
 
1. From the gray felt trace and draw two 7”, two 5” and one 3” hexi. Cut out hexis.
 
 
2. Place gray hexis on lagoon piece as shown to create pattern. Draw around. Cut out lagoon piece. Cut one 3” hexi from lagoon scrap piece.
 
 
3. Arrange and glue hexis in place.
 
Here is my garden, always a work in progress but definitely looking good. I weeded, cleaned up and then unrolled a bolt of felt, cutting holes to fit existing plants. I added mulch over top. The mulch adheres to the felt so on the slopes it does not slide off. You can match your felt color to the mulch and it is also inexpensive and easy to work with. Here is to a weed free summer!
 
 
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy visiting all of the other Kunin enthusiasts found here. Visit
 
Check out the Kunin Facebook for more EARTH DAY inspiration and to enter the Earth Day Giveaway. Only a couple days left!
 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
Debra
 
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Thursday, March 17 2016

Who doesn't love a Peep this time of year! Bunny Peeps are my personal favorite. I created these for the Kunin blog, full tutorial here.

The Designer Crafts Connection is having a special blog hop. Check it out with the button in the sidebar.
Thanks for stopping by! Keep making & celebrating!

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Monday, December 07 2015

This year for our family room I created some reindeer decor. It was super easy using felt to cover my existing wall canvas art. I share the how to here. http://kuningroup.com/2015/12/01/holiday-reindeer-wall-canvas/

Using copyright free templates I cut out patterns and then applied them to the canvas and existing pillows. The snowflakes are die cut.

To create the deer canvas and pillow silhouettes, snowflakes you will need:
9” x 12” craft cuts Kunin Eco-Fi™ Prestofelt™, 2 Red, 1 White
1 – 1 ½ yd cut by the yard  Kunin Eco-FiPlus™ Premiumfelt™ , Black
½ yd cut by the yard  Kunin Eco-FiPlus™ Premiumfelt™ , White
Snowflake Die and Big Shot by Sizzix
Beacon Fabri-tac Adhesive
Scissors, ruler, chalk.

Have fun with felt and cover wall art for the holiday season! Check out other great DIY holiday ideas with the DCC blog Hop. Just follow along!

'Tis the season!

Debra

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Monday, November 16 2015

This was my favourite Halloween ever! Having our children and ten grandlittles live close by and having a room filled with felt courtesy of my design work with Kunin felt. What more could you want for creating terrific costumes! Here is my daughter as the Queen of Hearts leaving the B&B. Notice my pillows, Chevron felt. All the tutorials for the costumes are found on the Kunin Felt Blog.

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Heart + Hands Create Magic. Mimi to 11 Grandlittles, I love to create, decorate and celebrate, sharing joy and inspiration from my heritage five star B & B on the east coast of Canada.

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