Friday, November 12, 2010

Gadget Cozy patterns in the shop!

Finally the cozy pattern is in the shop. (If you go to the shop and can't find it, it may have sold out, but I'll reload it as soon as I'm able. Just convo me if that's the case!)

They are extra fun for handmade gift giving! There are four different applique designs to choose from. I've provided the source and colors of the felt for those who want to make a cozy exactly as pictured. Two pattern sizes are included to accommodate most gadgets, and it is easily customizable to fit the non-average gadget.

There are several options for closure: Tab with button, tab with snap, tab with magnetic snap, or elastic loop with button.

Optional pocket holds ear buds or gum or ticket stubs.

Make Thistle or

Berry or

Poppy or

Or go crazy, make them all.

Hangs from belt loop, purse strap, wrist or whatever else you can think of.

Or use it inside your purse so you can always find your gadget before the last ring.

The 12 page pattern is in PDF format, with color photos, clear diagrams, and step-by-step instructions. More details can be found in my shop!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

sooo close.

little sneak peak.

Crunching crunching crunching on the last details of the gadget cozy pattern amidst several other deadlines. I'm excited about it! I went a little crazy and developed four different applique designs to choose from. Hoping to have it in the shop later this week...

Monday, November 8, 2010

more scrap cards. you make one!

The birthday card was for my sister Libby, and the other one is for whatever I need a card for in the near future. Usually when I find I need a special card I don't have time to make one. I'm starting to realize the value of making extras.

Super easy for you to do if you have a huge scrap drawer like me:

1) Cut a white 8.5 x 11 in. piece of cardstock into two 8.5 x 5.5 in. pieces.

2) Fold those over to make two blank cards.

3) Glue a darker piece of 4 x 5.25 in. card stock to the front of the cards. I use Fabri-Tac. Dries quickly, doesn't wrinkle the paper.

4) Then start cutting leaves from your scraps with pinking shears. I just do this freehand, but you could make a card stock pattern to cut around if you like. After you are happy with the colors, glue them on. I used Elmer's gel glue for that, but the key is SMALL dots of glue. You don't want glue seeping through the fabric.

5) Greetings are written on the front in white gel pen. Voila!

This would be an easy gift idea for Christmas too. Make 8 or so scrap cards, with no messages or generic messages on the fronts, and use coordinating ribbon to tie them up with 8 invitation sized envelopes.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

couple of cards

a thank you for Robyn

1st birthday card for wee Tucker