Tuesday, April 30, 2013


ThatsSoSavanna has been keeping so busy! I have planted a vegetable garden, made a fairy garden with my little girl, and started working out more. What have you been doing this spring?

Here is some of my recent projects

ThatsSoSavanna Craft studio nice, clean and organized!
 ThatsSoSavanna Fairy Garden

Glass Hair Spirals! I gave been making a lot with glass since I purchased a kiln! These are actually made with a torch and then put in the kiln. I'm totally seeing this as the new summer hair trend.

To see more of what I have been up to visit me on www.ThatsSoSavanna.wordpress.com
I hope you are having a fun spring too!

Monday, February 25, 2013

That's Sew Savanna List of 10

It's time to update ThatsSewSavanna's list of 10! I have finished a bunch of projects, worked on many and moved on to others!
Of course I have pics to share!

  •  Jean  Patchwork skirt
  • Set of cufflinks (I'm waiting on awesome beads I ordered from Etsy for this project)
  • School spirit shirts for the kiddos (I planned on screen printing these but my emulsion had other plans)
  • Ottoman slip cover (I have the perfect fabric picked for this, I just need to get it done)
  • Ribbon Wall for the craft room
  • Spinning display case for vendor events and storage in my craft room
  • Cabochon mold ( I have all the stuff ready for this project too
  • Arrange my twig lights in my awesome milk jug 
  • 3 Wall hook and Knob sets
  • Baby onesie and matching shoes for my pregnant friend (It's a Boy!) 
I'm not gong to add to the list yet! Some of the projects are taking longer than expected and of course there is always something that pops up that I just have to try right away! Plus I have tutorials  want to share with you so I need the time to work on those too!

Friday, February 8, 2013

DIY Friendship bracelets

It's that time that I seriously have to buckle down and make the kids Valentine's to hand out to there class. I loved the idea of my little girl giving out friendship bracelets (yes like those seen on Pinterest) that say "Our class would KNOT be the same without you". I had been putting it off because I couldn't think of any fast and easy way to make that many bracelets. She has a big class! Then while cleaning my craft room it cam to me!!!!

Monday, February 4, 2013

DIY Cabochon Mold and Cabochons

Don't you love that ring!? I was giving it for a gift at a recent Birthday and decided it really needed matching earrings. I found cabochons I liked and decided to make my own mold so that I could make them whenever I wanted. It was really fun and easy, you will love it!
Take a trip to your local craft store and look for the Fimo and Sculpey. I purchased this Sculpey Mold Maker pictured below and I am really happy with it.

The instructions are super easy to follow. I kneaded the clay until it was soft and then used cookie cutters to get a round shape. Next take he cabochon you already have and push it into your clay circle.

The instruction say to dust your cabochon with corn starch but I found it worked best dusting the corn starch right on the clay. Then it popped out nice and clean.

I made several molds at once.  Then you bake them following the instructions on your mold maker clay. Once they are baked (and cooled) you are ready to start making your cabochons!

In the picture above you can see the Fimo clay but I do use Sculpey clay as well. I really like the Sculpey clay for the flowers. I feel like the Sculpey clay is softer and easier to push down in the mold to fill all the little designs.
I made a bunch of pink flowers.

They pop out of your mold really easy and are ready for immediate use after you have baked them. Sometimes if you have over filled your mold you may want to gently sand the edges after it is baked.
I used E6000 glue and attached a set to earring findings  and it made the perfect jewelry set for the Birthday girl! Cabochons are great for jewelry, hair clips and paper decorating and now you can make all your own! Have fun and feel free to link in the comments to projects you make with your cabochons!