The alm Project

Archive for October, 2010

How to Make a Hand Stitched Folded Silk Ribbon Rose

Sunday, October 31st, 2010






Fold the raw edge of the ribbon down and roll the ribbon three to four times to form the center. Stitch through the base of the ribbon with a matching thread. Fold the ribbon at an angle, stitching down as you roll the center into the fold. Continue to fold, roll and stitch. Note:- When […]






How to Restore a Broken Clay Pot

Thursday, October 28th, 2010






Maybe I should have entitles this post how I restored a broken clay pot. Or I could have called it clay pot mod – (as in modification). Anyway, here is what happened. I came across some clay pots in a nursery in my neighborhood. They looked a bit different that the ones I normally see […]






The Grasshopper Project

Sunday, October 24th, 2010






Several months ago, I think it might have been the beginning of summer, I started seeing some unusual looking grasshopper all over my neighborhood. I have been living in South Florida for almost 15 years, and this was my first encounter with these alien looking species. According to my neighbor, the appear every 17 years. […]






Vintage Silk Ribbon Embroidery Projects

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010






What is the definition of vintage? Honestly, I have no Idea – my friend Michelle the fashionista says it’s anything purchased more than two seasons ago – (My closet is totally vintage). Anyway, I was cleaning up the files on PC and I came across a few projects that I completed more than 10 years […]






Halloween Crafts and Decoration Ideas

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010






Halloween is is fast approaching and I am a little late with my Halloween crafting project. Fortunately, the projects that I will be doing are quick and easy. Most will be completed in under an hour. You will need Software (to design your t-shirt or other iron-on transfer), T-shirt transfer paper, Household Iron, Ink Jet […]






Design and Print Custom Fabric on Demand

Monday, October 4th, 2010






I have been working on a few new textile designs. I create my designs with an end product in mind. Recently, I have been creating decorative throw pillows suitable for kids rooms. Once I am satisfied with a design, I make a sample print on my home printer and I use that print to create […]