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Easy DIY Cards

I have been itching to make these ever since I came across the post by a fellow blogger: Made By Greta

Before anything else, I needed some cute paper tape. Look what I found at the closest Dollar Tree store:

spring tape

I already had some card stock paper and picked out a pick and a yellow colour. Perhaps they are not as neat as the one by Greta, by these were my firsts.

I cut them in halves and folded them across. Then I just followed instructions on the blog and added a few buttons to the ends of the strings and glue-gunned them to stick. I am done. Created 4 cards and now I wait for the next birthday or baby shower.

Till, the next blog, peace with you!

pink card   yellow card

Friday Fabric Haul and what else it lead to.

My Sew 2 arrived last Thursday and I couldn’t keep my hands off of her.

I had been looking up various projects for beginners like me and I had some pretty good ideas. But then it hit me like a brick – I had NO fabric, an ultimate sewer’s block! I had looked up a tips video by Whitney Sews on thrifting and I was bound to use some of her suggestions. Away I went to the thrift store.

I visited three stores on Friday and looked for sales. There were some pretty good deals going on. I also contacted a lady who was giving away loads of fabric, not for free but for a cheaper value than retail stores and picked some odd ends there. Next step after I got home was to shrink the big pieces, dry and iron them. Here’s what my living room looked like while they waited on my sofa to be ironed.

fabric haul

After the ironing came the pains-taking part, the cutting. Did that and then started working on my Sew 2. After working the weekend and literally buring the midnight oil, only at today’s home its the electricity bill we burn, I ended up with these products. This is my first attempt at:

– A Reversible placemat, so proud of how it tuned out.

Placemat the jungle side
Placemat the jungle side
Placemat floral side
Placemat floral side
Placemat
Placemat

– Kids aprons

Apron perfect for a tea party.
Apron perfect for a tea party.

 

Apron for a basketball -lover
Apron for a basketball -lover

– Kids’ half apron: At the Farm

Before - cutting phase
Before – cutting phase
At the Farm-finished
At the Farm-finished
Upclose the 'cute as a button' pocket
Upclose the ‘cute as a button’ pocket

 

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