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Fabric Covered Notebooks

Hi all and welcome back!

I am so glad you could stop by for another look around.

This time I have some fabric covered notebooks I want to share, some have been made out of fabric gifted to me while others have been made using various Stampin’ Up! Designer Fabric.

Orchard Harvest

Orchard Harvest

This one I have used the coordinating stamp set with the fabric and stamped on calico after I had run the piece through the small scallop square duo die. I have then sewn this piece onto the front but have used some fabric adhesive behind so it wouldnt move while I was sewing. Our luscious new stamp pads allow for fabric stamping, although I wouldnt recommend this if you were washing it all the time.

Twitterpated - Appliqued front cover

Twitterpated – Appliqued front cover

I had pieces of fabric left over from a quilt I have been making (pics soon) and it was great how this red blended so well with this fabric. Again the red piece was affixed using the iron on fabric adhesive the flower is cut with the Big Shot and the Fun Flowers Die. All of the notebook covers are padded.

Fabric Covered Notebook - Twitterpated - Inside

Twitterpated – Inside

Just the inside showing the coordinating fabric from this suite of fabric from Stampin’ Up!

Spice Cake

Spice Cake

Here is one with the Spice Cake Fabric and the butterflies were made with our lovely Butterfly die using the Bigshot. Showing how versatile both our Big Shot machine and the dies really are. As I am not very proficient at sewing yet, I have chosen to sew the butterflies down through the middle rather than trying to follow the outline. People really like them at the markets and a few I have given away this Christmas for gifts.

Another post another day. So many pictures to share with you so a few at a time. Until next time….

“May the Stamps be with You”.

xxTessxx

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Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands

Hi and thank you for stopping by.

Today I thought I would post about my Christmas Glitter Snowglobe Wands. I saw this idea late last year and it was too late to make them for Christmas. I made some this year and they look fabulous.

Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands

I took these to the markets to sell over the Christmas season. Those of you that know me really well, know that I am not a glitter person as I dont really like how this medium seems to drift all over the house once the bottle is opened. Inside the sweet treat cups is Dazzling Diamonds and around the edges of the wands are in the Champagne Glitter Glass. I have put this over cherry cobbler and old olive and its amazing how the cardstock colour acts with the glitter.

Here is how I transport them to the markets so everything isnt glittery (cant say the same for my space on the floor though and for that I am sorry)

Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands – Ready for Transportation

There are too many for one of the A4 snaplock bags to seal so I used a couple. You might be able to see how I have displayed them in this picture that I took on the day of the Handmade Expo Market at Morayfield.

The wands in part of my stall.

The wands in part of my stall.

There they are right next to the flowers on either side in little pots with small stones in them (couldnt find any sand in a hurry) to stablize them. They kept tipping over all the time.

I will dedicate separate posts to the other items you can see but thats all for now with the Christmas Glitter Snow Globe Wands.

Until next time….

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx

 

Fun with Fabric – Pin Cushions

Hi and whewww, what a long time between posts and so much has happened. I will spare you all the details but will stop on highlights of my journey over the last couple of months.

I attended the Brisbane Stampin’ Up! Heartfelt Event early November and then put in a massive order. While at the event Ruth Clarke had a wonderful spot on stage and I couldn’t wait to get home and kick on. Here are the pin cushions that she demonstrated. You can find all the information about how to make them on Ruth’s Blog.

Here are my Hat Pincushions.

A group of them

Ruth advised keeping all those glue dot inserts. Great idea to do this as they are the perfect size for the top of the hat and to contain the stuffing. I had saved a couple as I saw a cute box that Shelley made at convention one year and was going to make them when I had enough. The pincushions really took my fancy and could hardly wait to get a start on them when I got home as I said. Here are a few more:

This one is made with some of the "Timeless Portrait:" Designer Fabric from Stampin' Up!

This one is made with some of the “Timeless Portrait:” Designer Fabric from Stampin’ Up!

I admit, I did run out of inserts quite quickly as I decided they were so cute and would make lovely gifts either for friends or family and my family suggested they would look great and would do well at the markets. I was lucky enough to be around one day when a roll of fabric was finished and I asked what they were doing with the insert. They gave it to me. When I got home I discovered it was the same diameter as the glue dot insert so I got out the hack saw and cut a few. They worked a treat!!  Here are another couple:

Blue and Brown Tones.

Blue and Brown Tones

I just love how the Faceted Buttons and Pearls look together with the crotchet ribbon.

I hope you enjoy looking at these. They are so gorgeous and look lovely on the table at the markets and I sold a couple. Until my next post…..

“May the Stamps be with You”

xxTessxx