I found this tutorial online after trying to find more fabric origami makes. Couldn’t resist giving it a go!
I can’t remember exactly where I found this idea – if someone knows where, let me know so I can credit them. This is another simple make that I’m doing to add to my present stash for birthdays, Christmas etc…
Another quick and easy make that will be added to my present stash. Napkin rings decorated with fabric flowers and butterflies.
So pleased with the way these notebooks have turned out. I made them whilst my little boy had a nap, and it’s probably taken me longer to write this blogpost than it did to make them. These are being added to my crafty present stash which I always go to when birthdays or Christmas comes up. I make throughout the year so to help spread the cost (a lot of January birthdays in my family which stings the bank balance after Christmas!)
To make up:
Spread a layer of glue on the front of the notebook.
To make the back of the front cover neat, cut some contrasting paper/card slightly smaller than the front cover. Fold the extra edge of your covering paper over to the back, cut a triangle at the corners to get a neat corner fold. Glue down the edges and then glue the contrasting card down on top and hold in place gently till slightly set.
I finally got round to using the PhotoFabric paper my parents have me for Christmas. This stuff is AMAZING. You basically print off whatever image you want to from your printer, peel off the backing paper and voila! Your image is perfectly printed onto a sheet of cotton!
I’ve been sitting on this stuff for a while now and I suddenly had a flash of inspiration, a fabric photo album for my son! The pattern was easy enough to make, I made a cardboard template using measurements from another book and cut out four pieces of fabric using two different colours, two pieces each colour. This gave me eight sides to put an image on. I also cut up some wadding to add some bulk and softness to the book.
I placed each picture on the fabric and did a zig zag stitch roughly round to keep the picture in place.
Wrong sides together, I sewed each piece (contrasting colours together) along each of the sides with wadding in between. I left a small hole to then turn the pouch the right way round and top stitched each of the longest sides (where I left my hole).
Finally, I placed the pages together and sewed two straight lines to form the spine of the book.
I know I’ll definitely be making some of these for future baby showers!
A make I started and finished in a day: baby bloomers! These will be perfect for the beach and the sunny weather we have coming up.
My mum kept the pattern for me from her “Sew Style” magazine – the pattern was taken from a book called “Sew Tiny!”. I used some cute cotton she gave me for Christmas, loving the polka dot! These fit my (not so) little one beautifully.
I’ve dabbled a bit in knitting, doing very small projects, but I haven’t ever made anything big, or even medium-sized really. My mum is a whiz at most crafts and she’s made many a creation for people, including myself, over the years. For Mother’s Day, I thought I’d try and repay her with a handmade shawl. Continue reading
What with all the retro 80’s stuff coming back into fashion, I thought I’d take a trip down memory lane and revisit a childhood craft.