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Shafton VFC Holiday Craft & Vendor Show

Published September 16, 2014 by MisMandie

Click below to download and print your application
>>>>>>>  Shafton Craft Show Application 2014  <<<<<<<

Shafton VFC Holiday Craft & Vendor Show
Dec 14, 2014
10 am – 4 pm
Vendor Setup 8am
6ft table $30 each
Contact: Mandie Spudich

Applications must be received with payment by Dec 1st, 2014. Tables will be reserved on a first come/first served basis. Only 1 vendor per direct sales company will be accepted. Tables will not be held without payment. All proceeds from this show will go toward the Shafton VFC. We thank you all for your participation and support for your local fire company. Electrical requests will be honored on a first come first serve basis. Vendors must provide their own electrical cords and table coverings.
Registration fees are non-refundable. Each vendor is requested to provide an item for the raffle. There will be light snacks and beverages available as well as a bake sale.
All proceeds benefit the Shafton Volunteer Fire Company.


Discontinued / Clearance Album just posted!!

Published April 10, 2014 by MisMandie

Clarence Sale Album has just been posted on my Facebook Page!! Come snag a great deal! I desperately need to make room! 🙂
More items may be added so check back often!


Plastic Easter Eggs turned into cute animal puppet toys!

Published April 12, 2012 by MisMandie

(This site is not in english, but if you use ie or chrome you can simply hit the translate button that comes up and you will be all set!)

Ok, so this one is not mine, and I haven’t done it yet but wanted to share this idea with you as part of my Easter Egg Collection! 🙂 How cute are they?!?! I wish I may have to learn how to crochet so I can do this one… 🙂 Enjoy guys!

SEWING TECHNIQUES PART 3 – Cutting Fabric with your Cricut

Published April 4, 2012 by MisMandie

I admit it, I have seen several sites that claim it can be done, but was still scared to try it…I worried I’d ruin my beautiful fabric, worried I would mess up my machine…Worry Worry Worry….. but I finally got the courage to try it out tonight and —- IT WORKS!!!!

What you will need:

What to do:

  • Apply the heat and bond to your fabric as per instructions on the package (mine was just iron on with med heat- Very simple)
  • Cut the fabric down to the size you need making sure it will fit on your Cricut cutting mat and place on the mat and load your machine and cut as you would with paper.
  • Now just attach to your project by ironing on.  If you used the light version then you can machine sew the applique for a decorative effect if you used the heavy then DO NOT use your sewing machine as I am told it will gum up the needle and bobbin housing!

Settings I used:

  • Speed:Min
  • Pressure: Med
  • Blade Dept: 6
  • Multi Cut: 3

Sewing Techniques Part 1 – Feeding the Fabric

Published April 3, 2012 by MisMandie


Believe it or not the two stitches above were both sewn whit the exact same stitch, tension settings and speed.  So why do they look so different?  Propper Feed technique.  It is more important than it sounds..

The top is how the stitch is supposed to look (a tripple ZigZag) the fabric was fed through the machine gently from the front.  The bottom seam was fed by pulling the fabric from behind the needle.  By pulling, even slightly you are not allowing the feed dogs to advance the fabric at the proper speed and therefore the needle’s timing will be off from the fabric feed and causing missed stitches leaving an erratic pattern as shown above.  In addition to a sloppy look and less strength in the stitch, you also run the risk of breaking your thread and or needle when you pull the fabric.

Trust me, it is hard to resist the urge to pull the fabric through faster especially at 3 am when you are tired and just want to be done already, but slow down and save your self time in the long run.  No one likes to spend anymore quality time with their seam ripper than absolutely necessary! 😉

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