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Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6514

All Topics » Topic: Arts » Subject: Crafts » Creative Living With Sheryl Borden #6514
  • 2013
  • Grade/Interest Level: 7 - 12
  • Running Time: 27 minutes
  • Captioned English

Synopsis:

The guests in this episode show viewers how to make a kitty sock (design taken from the Sock Monkey) and how to use Star Builder Stamps to decorate clothing and home furnishings.

Transcript:

>> "CREATIVE LIVING," UTILIZING TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY WITH THE BEST
OF THE PAST TO BRING YOU INNOVATIVE IDEAS AND UP-TO-DATE
INFORMATION FOR CREATIVE LIFESTYLES IN TODAY'S ACTIVE
WORLD WITH YOUR HOST SHERYL BORDEN.
>> I'M SO GLAD YOU JOINED ME TODAY FOR "CREATIVE LIVING."
WE'RE GOING TO LEARN TO MAKE A KITTY SOCK, WHICH IS SIMILAR TO
THE POPULAR SOCK MONKEYS THAT WERE MADE YEARS AGO, AND WE'LL
LEARN TO USE SOME STARBUILDER PRODUCTS TO CREATE BEAUTIFUL
SENSATIONS.
ONE OF MY GUESTS TODAY IS DEBRA QUARTERMAIN, AND SHE'S
A DESIGNER AND CRAFTER FROM FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK,
CANADA. DEBRA'S GOING TO DEMONSTRATE KITTY SOCK CRAFTING,
WHICH IS A TAKEOFF FROM YEARS AGO, WHEN MAKING SOCK MONKEYS
WAS SO POPULAR. THE ICONIC SOCK MONKEYS MADE FROM RED-HEELED
SOCKS EMERGED AT THE EARLIEST IN 1931, AND THEY'RE STILL BEING
MADE TODAY. DEBRA'S VERSION OF THE KITTY SOCK IS AN EASY AND
FUN CRAFT THAT CHILDREN WILL ALSO ENJOY DOING. HER COMPANY IS
DEBRA QUARTERMAIN DESIGN.
MY FIRST GUEST IS LAURA MURRAY, AND SHE'S A QUILTER AND ALSO A
DESIGNER, AND SHE'LL DEMONSTRATE HOW TO USE SHIVA PAINT STICKS
AND STARBUILDER STAMPS FOR TEXTURE TO CREATE WALL HANGINGS,
JACKET EMBELLISHMENTS, OR EVEN HOLIDAY DECORATIONS.
LAURA'S COMPANY IS LAURA MURRAY DESIGNS, AND SHE'S FROM
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA.
LAURA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE TODAY. I'VE HAD THE
PLEASURE OF SEEING LOTS OF BEAUTIFUL QUILTS THROUGH THE
YEARS, AND THEN WHEN WE GET IN TO HAVING TO PIECE ALL THOSE
PIECES, I THINK, "OH, MAYBE I'LL TRY THAT LATER." BUT YOU HAVE A
SPECIAL TECHNIQUE THAT'S GOING TO CHANGE ALL OF THAT.
>> YES, I DO. I'VE DESIGNED A SERIES OF STAMPS. AND BY USING
PAINT STICKS AND USING THESE STAMPS AS A TEXTURE FOR
RUBBINGS AND PUTTING A FUSIBLE WEB ON THE BACK, I CAN MAKE ALL
KINDS OF WONDERFUL THINGS.
>> AND WE DON'T HAVE TO PIECE.
>> NOT AT ALL. AND YOU CAN MOVE THE PARTS AROUND. YOU CAN SEE
WHAT THEY'RE GONNA DO. YOU CAN REARRANGE THEM IN A MATTER OF
SECONDS.
>> AND THIS IS CALLED STARBUILDING OR STARBUILDER.
>> THESE ARE MY STARBUILDER STAMPS.
>> AND YOU CAN DO IT ON GARMENTS, AS WE CAN SEE ON THIS
JEAN JACKET.
>> HERE'S ONE OF THE SHAPES.
IT LOOKS LIKE A GREAT BIG "V."
AND YOU CAN SEE THE SHAPES THAT HAVE BEEN ARRANGED AND FUSED ON
THE BACK OF THIS THRIFT STORE JEAN JACKET.
>> AND THE WAY TO GET THESE BEAUTIFUL COLORS, WE'LL SHOW
THAT, TOO. THESE DIDN'T COME THIS WAY.
>> THEY DID NOT COME THAT WAY, NO, BUT YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALL
COLORED AT SOME POINT IN OUR LIFE--
>> I LOVE COLORING.
>> WHICH MEANS THAT YOU CAN USE SOME OF THOSE SKILLS WITH A
TWIST, AND YOU CAN CREATE THINGS LIKE THIS.
>> UH-HUH.
>> SO, IT'S AN APPEARANCE OF A COMPLEX DESIGN WITHOUT HAVING TO
GO THROUGH THE STRUGGLE OF PRECISION PIECING.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND PART OF WHAT MAKES THIS HAPPEN IS THESE SHAPES CAN
BE LAYERED ONE ON TOP OF ANOTHER.
>> AND I LIKE THE WAY THE QUILTING WAS DONE WITH THE
VARIEGATED THREAD TO PICK UP THOSE BEAUTIFUL COLORS.
>> JUST GIVE IT A LITTLE BIT OF OOMPH.
AND THIS IS ANOTHER EXAMPLE.
>> LIKE A WALL HANGING?
>> THIS IS A SMALL WALL HANGING.
AND WE'RE GOING TO SHOW HERE-- >> LOTS OF LAYERING IN THIS ONE.
>> LOTS OF LAYERING, AND YOU CAN LEAVE NEGATIVE SPACE. THESE ARE
ALL FUSED, THESE LITTLE SHAPES, AND YOU SEE THEM RIGHT HERE.
THEY ARE FUSED TO A BACKGROUND FABRIC, SO I'M ALWAYS WORKING
WITH SHAPES LIKE THIS.
>> AND I DO LIKE THE--YOU CALL IT NEGATIVE SPACE. THAT'S
PRETTY, TOO.
>> YES, IT IS.
>> AND WE'LL SHOW ONE MORE BEFORE WE GET STARTED WORKING.
>> ANOTHER VARIATION.
>> BEAUTIFUL COLORS. AND IN FACT, ALL OF THIS WAS PAINTED?
THIS WAS A BACKGROUND FABRIC, AND I USED A SHADING AND
TEXTURIZING TECHNIQUE ON THAT.
YOU CAN SEE THE ORIGINAL BLACK FABRIC THAT THE SHAPES WERE
FUSED TO. THIS IS ACTUALLY OVERDYED DECORATOR FABRIC.
>> WOW.
>> I LIKE ONE-OF-A-KIND FABRIC.
>> BEAUTIFUL COLORING. UH-HUH.
OK, WELL, LET'S--YOU SHOWED ONE OF THE STAMPS. THIS IS ANOTHER
ONE.
>> YEP. THIS IS ACTUALLY MY STARBUILDER SET OF 4. YOU CAN
SEE THE 4 SHAPES. WHEN YOU BUY THESE, YOU DO NEED TO CUT THEM
OUT OF THE RUBBER AND USE THEM IN THE WAY THAT YOU SEE RIGHT
HERE. AND WE HAVE ALSO A SECOND SET, WHICH OFFERS 6 SHAPES IN
DIFFERENT SIZES. AND YOU CAN MIX AND MATCH THESE OR USE THEM
INDIVIDUALLY. THERE'S LITERALLY AN INFINITE NUMBER OF THINGS--
>> EVERY DESIGN WOULD BE DIFFERENT.
>> IT'S INFINITE, AND THEY WILL ALWAYS BE DIFFERENT.
>> WOW.
>> BACK TO THE ONE-OF-A-KIND.
>> THAT'S WHAT I LIKE.
OK.
>> AND I DO HAVE A BOOK THERE AS WELL--
>> AND IT'S "STARBUILDER."
>> THAT SHOWS HOW TO DO ALL THIS.
>> GOOD.
>> AND LOTS OF DESIGN IDEAS.
>> AND I THINK THAT THIS IS MULTIPLE PIECING ON THE FRONT
HERE THAT'S JUST EXQUISITE.
>> ACTUALLY, IT'S MULTIPLE FUSING.
>> FUSING. THAT'S RIGHT!
>> HA HA!
>> IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S BEEN PIECED.
>> I KNOW. IT GIVES THAT APPEARANCE.
>> AND YOU'VE POINTED OUT--WE'LL JUST SHOW ON THESE SAMPLES--THAT
YOUR BACKGROUND FABRIC HELPS DETERMINE YOUR COLOR CHOICES.
>> THAT'S RIGHT. WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR IS CONTRAST.
IT'S ALWAYS CONTRAST--LIGHTS, MEDIUMS, AND DARKS. AND THE
FABRIC, I LIKE SOLIDS, LIKE BRIGHT, CLEAR COLORS, LIKE THIS
TURQUOISE OR THIS RED. DARKS-- DARK BLACK IS ALWAYS GOOD, DEEP
PURPLE, GREENS, AND SO FORTH.
YOU CAN SEE HOW THE FABRIC SHOWS. IT'S PART OF WHAT'S
DRIVING CONTRAST.
>> MM-HMM.
>> AND SOLIDS WORK BEST FOR THIS PROCESS.
>> OK. NOW...WHAT ALL DO WE NEED?
>> WELL-- >> BESIDES THE STAMPS.
>> I'M GOING TO DO A QUICK DEMO HERE, USING ONE SHAPE AND MY
IRIDESCENT PAINT STICKS. I HAVE A VARIETY OF COLORS HERE. WHEN
YOU USE PAINT STICKS, THE FIRST THING THAT YOU DO IS REMOVE THE
SKIN FROM THE SURFACE.
>> SO, THERE'S NOT A LID THAT GOES ON--
>> NO.
>> BUT YOU DO WANT TO REMOVE THAT SKIN.
>> THEY COULD LAY RIGHT HERE FOR THE NEXT 15 YEARS, AND THEY'D BE
FINE.
>> WOW!
>> THERE'S A PROTECTIVE COATING ON THEM, AND YOU NEED TO REMOVE
IT.
YOU JUST TAKE A WADDED PAPER TOWEL OR NAPKIN, AND YOU PINCH
AND TWIST AND WIPE, AND YOU'LL SEE COLOR COME OFF, JUST LIKE
THAT.
>> IT MAKES IT READY TO USE.
>> AND BEST OF ALL, IT SELF-SEALS AS SOON AS YOU'VE
FINISHED, WHICH MEANS THESE NEVER DRY OUT, UNLIKE EVERY
MARKER THAT I'VE EVER OWNED.
>> OH, I KNOW IT.
>> THE OTHER THING THAT I DO.
IT'S VERY IMPORTANT YOUR FABRIC NOT MOVE WHEN YOU'RE DOING THE
RUBBINGS.
>> I CAN SEE.
>> IT HELPS A LOT TO SPRAY THE TOP OF YOUR STAMP WITH A
TEMPORARY SPRAY ADHESIVE. THIS ONE HAPPENS TO BE SULKY. THERE
ARE OTHERS. THE IMPORTANT WORD HERE IS "TEMPORARY."
>> TEMPORARY.
>> TEMPORARY, YES.
SO, I'VE DONE THAT, AND IF YOU FEEL IT, IT'S SLIGHTLY TACKY.
>> OH, UH-HUH.
>> THE OTHER THING I HAVE UNDER HERE--WHICH IS PROBABLY
DISAPPEARING INTO THE TABLE-- IT'S CALLED A GRIP-N-GRIP.
IT HELPS KEEP THINGS WHERE I PUT IT. I'M GOING TO PUT THE
FABRIC ON TOP, LIKE SO. I'VE ALREADY DONE 4 OF THEM ON THIS
LITTLE ROW. BECAUSE WE'RE USING MULTIPLES OF 4, 6, 8, 12, AND SO
ON, I LIKE TO WORK IN A STRIP OF FABRIC LIKE THIS. WHEN YOU DO A
RUBBING, YOU WANT TO FEEL WHERE IT IS HERE. IT DOESN'T MATTER IF
I RUN OFF THE EDGES. MAYBE UP A LITTLE, BUT THAT'S OK. WHAT I'M
DOING IS RUBBING IN ONE DIRECTION AWAY FROM MY BODY.
>> ONE DIRECTION.
>> IN SHORT STROKES. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT. IN SHORT STROKES,
ABOUT 1/2 AN INCH.
>> MM-HMM.
>> NOT LONG ONES. AND NOTICE HOW MANY TIMES I'M GOING OVER THIS.
>> MM-HMM.
>> IT'S MULTIPLE TIMES, BECAUSE IT TENDS TO KIND OF DISAPPEAR OR
GET ABSORBED INTO THE FABRIC.
SO, I'M JUST RUBBING AWAY UNTIL I'VE GOT A NICE EVEN COVERAGE.
>> WHAT A FAST TECHNIQUE, TOO.
>> THAT'S RIGHT.
AND THE OTHER THING I CAN DO IS TAKE GOLD, AND SEE THESE LITTLE
CURLIQUES? THAT'S RIGHT. I CAN RUN--BECAUSE NOW I CAN SEE IT.
I CAN RUN RIGHT OVER THE TOP, AND I CAN ADD DESIGN LIKE THIS.
I COULD PAINT THEM IN A NUMBER OF WAYS, LIKE YOU SEE ON THESE
LITTLE SAMPLES HERE. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO TRY TO FIND FABRIC THAT
WORKS FOR THIS PURPOSE. YOU CAN CREATE YOUR OWN ON SOLIDS, WHICH
ARE USUALLY ABOUT HALF THE PRICE OF A NICE BATIK.
>> THAT'S RIGHT. SO AFTER WE'VE CREATED THIS, WHAT'S THE
NEXT STEP?
>> WELL, THE NEXT STEP, THEN, IS TO PUT A FUSIBLE WEB ON THE
BACK.
>> ON THE BACK.
>> I LIKE LITE STEAM A SEAM 2 BECAUSE IT'S PRESSURE-SENSITIVE.
IT'S A LIGHTWEIGHT FUSIBLE, AND I WILL TAKE MY SHAPES, AND I
LIKE TO FUSE FROM THE BACK SIDE.
>> AND WE USE A DRY, NO STEAM-- >> NO STEAM, HOT, DRY IRON.
I'M JUST GONNA DO ONE LITTLE SECTION HERE, BECAUSE HOPEFULLY
YOU CAN SEE THAT IT CHANGES THE COLOR. WHEN YOU FUSE FROM THE
BACK SIDE, YOU CAN TELL THAT IT'S ACTUALLY--
>> WHERE IT'S FUSED.
>> IT'S MELTED.
>> IF YOU FUSE FROM THE FRONT SIDE, YOU DON'T ALWAYS KNOW
WHAT'S GOING ON BACK THERE.
>> THAT'S A GOOD POINT.
I USUALLY FUSE FROM THE FRONT. I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.
>> IT WORKS A WHOLE LOT BETTER.
THEN YOU JUST REMOVE THIS TOP PAPER AND I'M GOING TO CUT THEM
OUT. AND I'M NOT GOING TO DO THE WHOLE THING.
>> AND YOU JUST CUT OUT RIGHT-- >> RIGHT ON THE EDGE. THINK OF
IT JUST LIKE CUTTING OUT PAPER DOLLS.
>> SO WE DON'T HAVE TO TURN IT UNDER OR ANYTHING BECAUSE IT'S
FUSED.
>> WE HAVE NO SEAM ALLOWANCES WHATSOEVER.
>> UH-HUH.
>> ALL WE'RE EVER WORKING WITH ARE SHAPES. IT'S KIND OF LIKE
LEGOS, AND THE MORE SHAPES YOU HAVE, THE MERRIER. NOW YOU
HAVE--THERE IS MY LITTLE BASE FABRIC. THESE ARE BUILT ON A
BASE. I DO HAVE ORIENTATION LINES. THIS WOULD TURN INTO AN
8-POINTED STAR, BUT YOU COULD DO 5 POINTS, 10 POINTS, 16 POINTS,
AND SO ON.
>> BECAUSE OF MIXING AND MATCHING.
>> THAT'S RIGHT, SO, YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE ONE WHERE--THIS IS MY
KITE SHAPE, AND THEY'VE ALREADY BEEN FUSED TO THIS SPACE.
>> AND SO, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SET THIS PAINT. IT DRIES AS IS.
>> IT WILL DRY. I USUALLY LIKE TO WAIT AT LEAST 24 HOURS BEFORE
I PUT THE FUSIBLE WEB ON THE BACK.
>> OH, 24 HOURS.
>> YEAH, 'CAUSE I JUST DON'T LIKE IT COMING OFF ON MY HANDS.
IN 24 HOURS, THEN YOU'RE SAFE TO PUT ON THE FUSING. SO, ONE
OPTION ON YOUR VERSION, THE FAT END IS POINTED RIGHT IN THE
CENTER. WE ALWAYS START IN THE CENTER. BUT I COULD TAKE THIS
KITE SHAPE, AND I CAN ROTATE IT.
>> OH, REVERSE IT.
>> I CAN REVERSE IT.
>> SO OUR BLOCKS ARE GOING TO LOOK TOTALLY DIFFERENT.
>> RIGHT. AND THIS IS WHAT I MEAN BY PRESSURE-SENSITIVE. IT'S
KIND OF A PEEL-AND-STICK APPROACH. I'M GOING TO PEEL OFF
THIS BACKING.
>> DO YOU SUGGEST DO LIKE I AM FIRST, THOUGH, AND KIND OF PLAY
WITH IT, AND-- >> I PLAY. AND ONCE I'VE PLAYED,
BUT I WANTED TO SHOW YOU THAT THE ADVANTAGE OF THIS FUSIBLE IS
THAT I STICK IT ON HERE, AND IT STAYS PUT.
>> UH-HUH.
>> IT'S NOT GOING TO FALL OFF.
>> OH, UH-HUH.
>> OTHERWISE, I'D PIN THEM DOWN, AND THE MORE PIECES YOU GET--
>> IT GETS KIND OF TEDIOUS.
>> TEDIOUS AND BULKY IS EXACTLY RIGHT. NOW I'M JUST GONNA WORK
ON A LITTLE SEGMENT OF THIS, BUT I COULD TAKE OTHER SHAPES.
YOU'VE COME UP WITH ONE VARIATION THERE.
>> YEAH.
>> I COULD TAKE THESE SAME SHAPES HERE, AND I COULD SEE
THAT--AH, YOU KNOW WHAT, I COULD LEAVE SOME NEGATIVE SPACE.
I COULD PUT THEM LIKE THIS. YOU CAN PLAY.
>> YEAH.
>> IT'S NOT--BACK IN THE DAY, I SEWED MANY A BLOCK TOGETHER--
>> JUST LIKE THE-- >> AND AN HOUR LATER, I WOULD
HOLD IT UP AND SAY-- >> "I DON'T LIKE THAT."
>> "YUCK! THAT WASN'T WHAT I'D HOPED FOR." BUT HERE, YOU CAN
REARRANGE THEM.
>> SO YOU JUST BUILD IT.
>> YOU CAN LAYER ONE THING ON TOP OF ANOTHER, AND YOU CAN
MAKE MANY, MANY DESIGNS.
>> LET'S SHOW ONE OTHER FUN, QUICK THING THAT I THINK PEOPLE
MIGHT LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO MAKE HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS--
>> OK, WELL-- >> THAT ARE JUST THE SAME
TECHNIQUE.
>> HERE IS A DIFFERENT VERSION.
IN THIS CASE, I'VE JUST COLORED THE KITES DIFFERENTLY. AND HERE
IT IS, FRONT AND BACK.
>> WHAT IS THIS?
>> THIS IS A VERY ULTRA-FIRM STABILIZER. IT'S THE STUFF THEY
MAKE HAT RIMS OUT OF.
>> OH, OK. ULTRA-FIRM.
>> OR BOWLS, SCULPTURE KINDS OF THINGS. AND FUSE IT TO THIS.
FUSE A BACKING, AND THEN JUST CUT IT OUT.
>> OH, OK.
>> AND SO, WHAT YOU WIND UP WITH, THEN, IS A STIFF STAR.
>> AND YOU'VE CREATED A CENTER THAT'S JUST--
>> A LITTLE RICKRACK...YOU CAN PUT SOME PRETTY SHINY BUTTON IN
THE MIDDLE. IT'S A REALLY NICE WAY TO DO--
>> I LOVE IT!
>> YEAH, HOLIDAY STARS.
>> AND YOU COULD MAKE THEM AS SMALL OR AS LARGE AS YOU WANTED
TO.
>> DEPENDING ON THE STAMPS THAT YOU'RE USING. YEAH, IT'S A
KIND OF FLASHY WAY.
>> WELL, THIS LOOKS TOTALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT I EXPECTED
IT TO LOOK LIKE WHEN WE FIRST STARTED. THIS IS AMAZING.
>> IT'S LIKE EVERYDAY MAGIC, BUT ANYBODY CAN DO IT.
>> WELL, I SURE APPRECIATE YOU SHOWING US HOW. THANK YOU.
>> YOU'RE VERY WELCOME.
>> DEBRA, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TODAY. AND WHEN YOU SAID
WE WERE GOING TO DO SOCK MONKEYS, I THOUGHT, "I REMEMBER
THAT." I THINK EVERYBODY HAD A SOCK MONKEY 20 YEARS AGO, BUT I
DIDN'T KNOW THEY WERE EVEN STILL POPULAR.
>> THEY'VE ACTUALLY HAD REALLY RESURFACED AS EXTREMELY POPULAR,
AND THE FOX RIVER ICONIC RED-HEELED SOCK HAS BEEN AROUND.
AND ACTUALLY, WITH EVERY PAIR OF SOCKS THAT THEY SELL NOW,
THERE IS A PATTERN ON HOW TO MAKE THE SOCK MONKEY.
BUT IF YOU SEE IN SOME OF THE MAGAZINES, THEY'VE GOT SOCK
MONKEY HATS, AND THEY'RE DONE IN ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT COLORS.
AND NOW, THEY COME IN PINKS AND BLUES, STILL WITH THE
TRADITIONAL WHAT YOU KNOW, THE RED HEEL, WHICH MAKES THE VERY
EXPRESSIVE SMILES.
>> THIS IS THE ORIGINAL-- >> YES, IT IS.
>> MR. SOCK MONKEY.
>> YES. AND THAT'S ONE I'VE CREATED.
>> WHAT WE REMEMBER--YOU KNOW, THE HEEL.
>> AND THERE'S SOME GREAT NEW PATTERNS OUT, TOO, THAT MAKE IT
A LITTLE BIT EASIER. THERE'S A NEW DVD BY WHEN CREATIVITY
KNOCKS. AND THEY'VE GOT SOME GREAT TIPS FOR MAKING IT EVEN
EASIER.
AND SO THEN I GOT THE PINK SOCKS, BECAUSE PINK IS ONE OF MY
FAVORITE COLORS.
>> OH, RIGHT. MINE, TOO.
>> YES, AND SO YOU CAN GET THIS GREAT--OH, YES. HE'S HAD A
LONG TRIP APPARENTLY.
>> HE'S TIRED. HA HA!
>> SO, THIS IS THE LITTLE SOCK KITTY. IT'S DONE PRETTY SIMILAR,
BUT I'VE ADDED THE PAW FEATURES AND OF COURSE THE WHISKERS. AND
BY CREATING A DIFFERENT KIND OF EAR AND RAISING IT, YOU CAN
MAKE...IT TURNS INTO A KITTY.
>> KITTY CAT.
>> AND IT'S BASICALLY DONE THE SAME.
>> AND TELL ABOUT THE LITTLE DECORATION. THAT IS SO CUTE.
>> OH, YES, AND THESE ARE--THE DUCT TAPE COMPANY HAS SUCH FUN
DUCT TAPES. AND SINCE I WAS MAKING A KITTY AND I WAS PUTTING
HER IN A KITCHEN APRON, I THOUGHT, WELL, SHE SHOULD HAVE
SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN WASH OFF.
SO I JUST MADE THE LITTLE RUFFLED APRON--
>> HOW CUTE.
>> FROM USING DUCT TAPE WITH FABRIC. THEY HAVE SUCH GREAT
COLORS NOW.
>> AND THIS ONE'S DIFFERENT.
>> YES, WELL, I THOUGHT-- >> OH, A WATER BOTTLE.
>> THIS WOULD BE A GREAT THING TO DEMO. EVERYONE'S GOT WATER
BOTTLES. AND SO, THIS IS SO EASY. YOU CAN JUST USE ONE SOCK,
SO YOU CAN MAKE A PAIR OF THEM.
AND THIS JUST FITS. AND IF YOUR WATER'S REALLY COLD, IT HELPS
KEEP IT A LITTLE COLDER. BUT IF IT'S REALLY COLD, YOU'VE GOT
SOMETHING TO HANG ONTO. AND IT'S ALSO JUST A GREAT, FUN PIECE.
YOU SHOW UP WITH THIS, AND IT CAN FIT ALL KINDS OF WATER
BOTTLES.
>> WHAT A CONVERSATION PIECE.
>> ESPECIALLY FOR THE KIDS, AND THEN YOU COULD PUT INITIALS ON
THE COLLAR SO THEY'LL KNOW THAT IT'S THEIRS.
>> AND KEEP UP WITH THEIR WATER BOTTLE THAT WAY.
>> EXACTLY.
>> AND YOU SAID YOU CAN MAKE 2 OF THESE OUT OF ONE SOCK.
>> WELL, OUT OF ONE PAIR.
>> ONE PAIR, RATHER.
THIS IS SO FUN.
>> AND THEN I JUST DID SOME FUN LITTLE MITTENS, SO...
>> HA HA! THESE WOULD CERTAINLY BE A CONVERSATION PIECE WHEN
YOU-- >> AND THE RED HEEL MAKES SUCH A
CUTE MUZZLE. SO THAT'S ALL THAT IS. IT'S JUST STUFFED IN IT.
>> OK, SHOW US HOW WE GET STARTED. AND I DIDN'T REALIZE
THAT THE PATTERN COMES WITH EACH PAIR OF SOCKS.
>> YEAH, WITH THE SOCK MONKEY.
SO I JUST DID MY OWN KIND OF NEW DESIGN OF THIS LITTLE
BOTTLEHOLDER. SO, WHAT YOU DO IS, YOU TAKE YOUR SOCK AND YOU
TURN IT INSIDE OUT. AND YOU JUST LAY IT FLAT LIKE THIS. SO YOU
CAN SEE, THIS IS THE BOTTOM.
>> UH-HUH.
>> AND ALL YOU DO IS--THIS IS HALF--
>> CAT HEAD, YES.
>> HALF A CIRCLE, AND IT'S GOING TO GO LIKE THIS. SO, THEN, YOU
HAVE AN INVISIBLE MARKER, AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO--
>> IS LIGHTLY TRACE AROUND IT.
>> AND THEN YOU JUST CONTINUE.
YOUR EARS FIT ON THE FOLDS.
>> SO WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS USING THIS TO CUT OUT THE PATTERN
PIECES.
>> EXACTLY. AND THE TAIL GOES HERE.
>> OH, SO THAT IT HAS THE WHITE ON THE TIP, I SEE.
>> EXACTLY, SO THAT'S ALL YOU DO. AND I HAVE ONE. NOW, WITH
THIS ONE, YOU DO NEED A SEWING MACHINE. AND ALL YOU DO IS ONCE
YOU'VE DRAWN IT ALL OUT--BUT THERE'S NOT A LOT OF SEWING.
AND YOU CAN SEE WITH THE MARKER.
AND WHAT YOU DO IS IT GIVES YOU A GOOD LINE TO SEW ON.
SO ALL YOU'RE GOING TO DO IS JUST SEW RIGHT ACROSS EACH LINE.
NOW, WHAT YOU ALSO WANT TO DO IS YOU SEE HOW I'VE GOT ALL
THE PINS? IT'S IMPORTANT TO PIN IT BEFORE YOU SEW, BECAUSE
YOU WANT NOT TO HAVE THE SOCK MOVE AT ALL.
>> I SEE.
>> AND THEN YOU JUST SEW AROUND THE LINES. AND THEN YOU'RE GOING
TO CUT IT OUT. AND THESE PIECES ARE ALL ON THE FOLD, SO YOU CAN
SEE THERE'S VERY LITTLE SEWING TO ACTUALLY DO.
>> AND IT'S ALL STRAIGHT STITCH, AND EVERY MACHINE DOES THAT.
>> SO IT'S VERY, VERY SIMPLE.
SO, ONCE YOU DO THAT, I USUALLY LIKE TO USE A LITTLE SMALL PAIR,
AND THEN I WILL CUT VERY CAREFULLY.
>> JUST ABOUT 1/8 INCH OUT, UH-HUH.
>> AND SOMETIMES I TRY AND DO EVEN A LITTLE MORE. AND THAT'S
ALL YOU'RE GOING TO DO.
>> UH-HUH.
>> EXACTLY. SO YOU JUST DO--SO, THAT'S ALL. YOU DO THAT FOR
EACH-- >> CUT EACH OUT.
>> EACH PIECE. AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE FUN PART IS ONCE YOU
TURN IT...
>> YEAH.
>> WHEN YOU TURN IT RIGHT-SIDE OUT, HERE'S YOUR--
>> BECAUSE WE CUT OFF THAT.
>> YES, EXACTLY.
>> I SEE.
>> AND SO, THE TAIL, WHICH I TURNED AND STUFFED...
>> JUST A POLYFILL OF SOME SORT?
>> YES, I GOT A GREAT LITTLE POLYFILL HERE, REALLY SOFT.
>> YEAH.
>> AND THEN THE EARS. THIS IS WHAT--
>> BECAUSE WE CUT THOSE OUT EARLIER.
>> RIGHT, RIGHT. AND THEN WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO WITH THE EARS--
I'VE COVERED OVER MY SCISSORS; HERE WE GO--IS YOU JUST CUT A
LITTLE--THE LEAST AMOUNT OF CUTTING OF RAW EDGE YOU CAN DO
MAKES EVERY PROJECT SIMPLER.
SO I JUST CUT A LITTLE HOLE. IT STRETCHES A BIT. AND THEN YOU
JUST TURN-- >> OH, YOU'RE GONNA TURN IT
RIGHT-SIDE OUT.
>> YEAH. AND YOU CAN KIND OF POKE OUT YOUR LITTLE TIPS, SO HE
HAS A CUTE LITTLE EAR. YEAH.
SO, THAT'S ALL WE'RE GOING TO DO. AND THEN YOU JUST TAKE A
LITTLE BALL OF STUFFING. AND AGAIN, I LIKE TO USE, WITH ANY
PROJECT, ESPECIALLY THE HAND SEWING, I ALWAYS USE UPHOLSTERY
THREAD. IT NEVER BREAKS, AND YOU CAN PULL ON IT REALLY TIGHTLY.
SO IT'S NOT YOU'VE SEWN AROUND SOMETHING AND THEN IT BREAKS.
AND I TAKE LIKE A NICE BALL OF THE STUFFING, AND THEN YOU JUST
GO IN TO DO HIS HEAD, LIKE SO.
>> YEAH, YOU CAN GET YOUR HAND ALL THE WAY IN.
>> AS SOON AS YOU DO THAT, ALL OF A SUDDEN, YOU'RE GETTING A
SHAPE.
>> IT COMES TO LIFE.
>> EXACTLY. AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO DO THAT. AND THEN BRING
YOUR HAND OUT.
>> MAKES THE NECK.
YEAH, AND YOU'VE GOT ALSO THIS MUZZLE. NOW, YOU CAN SEE, IT'S
ALL TO DO--THIS IS KIND OF SOFT SCULPTURE, SO WITH THE LITTLE
BIT OF SCULPTING EVEN WITH THE EYES, THAT'S WHAT CREATES THE
INDENT. 'CAUSE RIGHT NOW, IT LOOKS...HE LOOKS A LITTLE BIT
ODD LIKE THIS. SO, THEN, YOU DO THAT, AND I JUST SEW AROUND.
>> THE NECK, UH-HUH.
>> YES. I'VE DONE THIS ONE HERE, YOU CAN SEE.
>> YEAH.
>> YOU JUST SEW AROUND THE NECK WITH THE UPHOLSTERY THREAD.
>> OK.
>> AND THEN YOUR TAIL YOU SEW AROUND THE SAME WAY. YOU JUST
TURN IT IN LIKE THIS...
AND YOU JUST SEW AROUND LIKE THAT, AND THEN YOU PULL IT
TIGHT.
>> RIGHT.
>> SO THEN, THAT'S YOUR NEXT PIECE. AND THEN THE EARS YOU SEW
ACROSS.
>> AND YOU DON'T STUFF THEM AT ALL.
>> NO. BECAUSE THERE'S TWO LAYERS AND THE SEAM, IT MAKES IT
QUITE STURDY. AND THEN I JUST PULL MY LITTLE STITCHES TIGHT TO
GIVE THE EAR SHAPE-- >> UH-HUH.
>> LIKE SO. THERE WE GO.
OK, SO, THEN, NOW YOU HAVE YOUR EARS.
>> YOUR TWO EARS.
>> YEAH, AND YOUR TAIL'S ALL READY TO GO. AND NOW I CUT
FROM FELT ALL THE OTHER LITTLE PIECES. YOU HAVE THE HEART AND
HAVE A COLLAR, AND WE DO HIS LITTLE NOSE OUT OF PINK FELT.
>> OH, UH-HUH.
>> AND I'VE EMBROIDERED IT ON, BUT YOU COULD ALSO GLUE IT ON.
>> YOU COULD, UH-HUH.
>> AND THEN I JUST DO A LITTLE STITCH LINE. SO, THIS IS ONE OF
THOSE PROJECTS, IF YOU WANT TO DO A LITTLE LESS SEWING YOU CAN.
BUT THE LITTLE STITCHES ARE JUST IN AND OUT STRAIGHT STITCH.
>> OH, AND THE WHISKERS.
>> YES, AND THE WHISKERS.
>> IS THAT EMBROIDERY FLOSS?
>> YES, I'M USING FLOSS FOR THE NOSE AND THE MOUTH. AND THEN
WHEN YOU DO THE EYES, YOU JUST ANCHOR YOUR THREAD AT THE BACK.
>> WHERE THE KNOT WON'T SHOW.
>> YES. AND YOU CAN BARELY EVEN SEE WHERE MINE IS. AND THEN
YOU CAN ALSO PUT A COLLAR ON TO HIDE IT. SO, THAT'S PART OF THE
OTHER--THE COLLAR MAKES--AND THEN YOU COME THROUGH TO THE
FRONT, TO THE FACE. AND THIS IS WHERE, 'CAUSE YOU CAN SEE, THIS
IS STILL LOOKING A LITTLE ODD.
SO, ONCE YOU DO THIS, YOU TAKE A REALLY BIG STITCH UP TO ABOUT
HIS NOSE. NOW, YOU COULD USE WIGGLY EYES OR SOMETHING, BUT A
LOT OF CATS LOOK LIKE THEY'RE SMILING WHEN THEIR EYES ARE
CLOSED. AND THEN YOU JUST COME THROUGH THE BACK. AND NOW WHEN
YOU PULL LIKE THIS...
>> OH, THAT CAUSES THAT SCULPTURE STITCH.
>> YEAH, SO YOU WANT TO MAKE YOUR STITCH QUITE LARGE, BECAUSE
WHEN YOU PULL IT, IT'S GOING TO GO A LITTLE SMALLER.
>> I SEE. THEY'RE ABOUT 1/2 INCH.
>> SO, WHEN YOU DO THE NEXT ONE, YOU JUST COME UP THE SAME PLACE
EXACTLY, RIGHT ALONG THE MUZZLE LINE. AND THEN YOU'RE GONNA DO
THE SAME.
>> YEAH, WITH THE SOCKS BEING COLORED LIKE THAT, IT'S ALMOST
LIKE A...COLORING WITHIN THE LINES. IT TELLS YOU ALMOST WHERE
TO-- >> EXACTLY. AND THE SAME IS WITH
THE MOUTH. SO, ALL OF A SUDDEN, NOW YOU HAVE...
>> EYES.
>> YOUR SHAPE. AND YOU JUST ANCHOR YOUR THREAD A LITTLE BIT
HERE.
>> NOW, WOULD YOU GO AHEAD AND DO THE WHISKERS AT THE SAME
TIME?
>> YES. WHAT I WOULD DO TO KEEP YOUR EYE SHAPE, IS YOU JUST
ANCHOR A LITTLE BIT BACK HERE TO HOLD IT A COUPLE STITCHES. AND
THEN ALL YOU COME IS BACK THROUGH FOR YOUR WHISKERS. AND
YOU CAN PUT AS MANY AS YOU WANT.
SO, I'M GOING TO COME THROUGH A SPACE.
>> AND IS THAT A LITTLE FRENCH KNOT OR SOMETHING?
>> YES, I JUST DO A LITTLE FRENCH KNOT.
>> I ALWAYS LIKED DOING THOSE WHEN I LEARNED TO EMBROIDER.
>> AND THEN YOU JUST GO OUT VERY CLOSE TO IT. SO EXACTLY LIKE
THAT, AND THEN YOU CAN JUST CUT ABOUT...THERE LIKE THAT. AND YOU
CAN EVEN SEPARATE THEM. AND THEN WHAT I WOULD DO IS DO THE SAME
THING FOR THE OTHER SIDE, OR I CAN EVEN GO THROUGH LIKE THIS
AND MAKE A COUPLE MORE AND GO LIKE THIS.
>> YEAH, BECAUSE THE THREAD-- >> EXACTLY.
>> THE KNOT WON'T BE SHOWING.
>> YEAH, AND THEN YOU JUST MAKE YOUR KNOT. I CAN MAKE A KNOT AT
THIS END, AND THIS ONE ISN'T GOING TO COME OUT.
>> WELL, ONCE YOU DO A COUPLE OF THESE, THEY'RE REALLY FAST,
AREN'T THEY?
>> WELL, EXACTLY. AND THAT'S WHY IT'S FUN BECAUSE YOU CAN GET TWO
OF THEM OUT OF A PAIR OF SOCKS.
SO, THIS IS WHY I THOUGHT IT'S A FUN PROJECT. AND THEN IT'S GREAT
FOR THE KIDS TO HAVE THIS CUTE LITTLE--
>> AND THEN YOU JUST HAND-SEW ON THE TAIL AT THE LAST.
>> YEAH, AND THE EARS HAND-SEWED ON. AND THE TAIL
JUST GOES HERE, AND YOU JUST HAND-SEW IT ON.
>> SO THERE'S NO STUFFING FOR THE BOTTOM PART OF IT. MAKE A
LITTLE NECKLACE?
>> AND DO YOUR HEARTS. YOU WANT TO DO A LITTLE HEART ON THE
FRONT, OR YOU COULD EVEN PUT A LITTLE REAL LITTLE COLLAR ON IT
AND THEN THE COLLAR JUST GOES AROUND THE NECK.
>> USE SOME RHINESTONES. I CAN JUST IMAGINE ALL THOSE LEFTOVER
THINGS I HAVE.
>> YOU COULD EMBELLISH THEM UP.
YOU COULD MAKE A LITTLE HAT OR PUT A SCARF ON IN THE WINTER.
AND IT'S A FUN THING. THE KIDS ARE GONNA BE LESS LIKELY TO
FORGET THEIR WATER BOTTLE, AND IT'LL ALSO FIT OVER ONE OF THE
CUTE LITTLE KID WATER BOTTLES THAT THEY HAVE NOW OR EVEN AN
ADULT. YOU'RE NOT GONNA MISS THIS LITTLE KITTY. AND THEN IT
SITS THERE JUST MAKING YOU SMILE WHILE YOU HAVE IT AT HOME, TOO.
SO IT'S A REALLY FUN PROJECT.
>> WELL, BOY, THE OLD SOCK MONKEY HAS CERTAINLY COME A LONG
WAY SINCE HIS BEGINNINGS.
>> YES, AND THERE'S A BLUE SHADE AS WELL, WHICH IS REALLY
FUN. YOU COULD DO LIKE A POLAR BEAR OR ALL KINDS OF CREATURES,
OR DO BOY AND GIRL--SETS OF SOCK MONKEYS OR CATS. THE
ELEPHANT'S CUTE, TOO, JUST BY ADAPTING THE PATTERN PIECES,
SO...
>> WELL, I SURELY DO APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE AND SHARING THIS
WITH US. I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT HE'S BACK.
>> HE SURE IS, AND I THINK HE'S BACK TO STAY FOR SURE.
>> I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE SHOW TODAY. NEXT TIME ON "CREATIVE
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