Monday, 31 March 2014
Hi there. I don't usually blog about the Bible verse cards that I make, but for a change I thought I'd show you one I made for my good friend Louise on her birthday. I also made her a wall plaque with a Bible verse. Of course I've used my lovely Tonic Studios dies to decorate it with. I love all their butterfly dies...and the Emily corner die is so delicate and pretty don't you think?
Has Spring sprung in your neck of the woods yet? I hope so.
Have a lovely day.
Tuesday, 18 March 2014
My sewing machine is out, and a number of projects will be coming up, although I won't be able to show you some of them for a while...(Top Secret you know!)
For this little pillow I have used some flock t shirt vinyl - which you'll be able to find on Ebay. It is designed to be used with a heat press machine, but I find that with a good firm press with a hot iron, it works great. I used one of Tonic Studios new Fairy dies to cut the little fairy. The tooth was cut with scissors from shiny vinyl. My little tooth fairy pillow hangs from the door handle. Well - have you ever tried to locate a tiny tooth under the pillow of a sleeping child?
My little girl knows that I am actually the tooth fairy.(Funniest looking fairy I've ever seen!) She usually leaves me tiny little notes too which I always respond too. There's just enough room in this little pocket for a tooth, or a tiny note...or even a pound coin!
Have a lovely creative day.
Monday, 17 March 2014
Well, I have much to get on with , so I better go get off the computer now!
Hope you are having a beautiful Spring.
Thursday, 6 March 2014
I have made myself several of these pincushion jars in the past. You can find my tutorial here. I find them very handy for keeping sewing essentials in. Perfect for last minute repairs and sewing on missing buttons. This jar was embellished with Tonic Studios lovely new rose strip punch and also one of their dies. Pin cushion jars make nice gifts too if you fill them with a few sewing notions - perfect for a stitch loving friend.
Have a lovely day. Hope the sun shines for you !
Tuesday, 4 March 2014
I promised you I would give you the template for these little square gift boxes.
I designed it to work perfectly with some of Tonic Studios lovely dies, but you could use it to make a plain box too. I backed the die cut designs with a square of acetate cut just slightly smaller than the lid and stuck with double sided sticky tape.
You will notice on the side of the lid in the picture an optional half circle cut out. I use a circle punch to take a bite out of each side first before gluing together. Line up the circle punch so it is halfway across the side of the box and the score line for the tab that folds under is halfway down the aperture in your circle punch.
So without further ado, here are the links to the templates in PDF format.
I've now quickly made a google website where you can download the PDFs for these templates without having to go through the 4shared rigmarole.
Saturday, 1 March 2014
Here's another of the projects I did for Tonic Studios using some of their latest products. You can find more details of the products I used over at Blog Tonic. With the addition of the strip, the die-cuts and a few jewels I turned something plain and ordinary into a beautiful jar that would make a classy gift.
Hope you're having a lovely day!