Its great to have a mother in law who sews professionaly but its great that she gives me her cut offs. She makes curtains for a living and I got a bag of fabric.
Here is a sample of the ones I particuarly like
Watch this space to see what I make with this new fabric
Fold in the same distance the two rounded edges towards the centre of the heart.
Turn the heart around and fold the top of the heart over the previous folds.
Your left with the pointed part of the heart which is the flap. Fold this over.
I made lots!
Notes: Cut the heeart out as accuratly as you can - it affects the edges and folds. Play around where you foldthe first two side folds of the heart. You can make different sized envelopes suing the same oriagional size heart. The bigger the heart the bigger the envelope.
This can be used as a little note inside or even a picture.
'Pay it forward 2012... I promise to make something homemade for the 1st 5 people who comment on my post. They must then post this & make something for the 1st 5 people who comment on their status. *the rules are it has to be homemade by you and they have to receive it by the end of 2012.'
I put this as my Facebook status yesterday to see what response I would get. So I need to get thinking of what I will be making for the people who replied... watch this space to see what I come up with...
I browse the internet alot for ideas and inspirations of what to make. I have just started using Pinterest but have come across Martha Stewart who has so many recipes, tips, entertaining, garden and craft projects. Whether is sewing, scrapbooking for the home or gifts there is so much to look at and get inspired. If you haven't checked her out, then make sure you do.
Here are a few projects from the website that I particuarly like:
I have mentioned before that I have wanted to make a craft or colouring box for my daughter. I have finally got myself into action and made it. I have recycled an old paper box big enough to hold the right size paper and some crayons etc and covered it.
Here are the steps to follow..
I used a roll of wallpaper. I wanted to use one large piece of paper so there would be as little overlapping as possible to make it look at neat as I could get it.
The box I am covering
I opened it out flat so that it would be easier to cover.
I put the paper underneath and cut round, with a bit extra to use for overlapping underneath.
I wanted the edges to be as neat as possible. Took abit of working out where to cut.
I used some rubber stamps for the label on the front.
I didn't have enough of the same wallpaper, so I used some other bright paper for the inside.
Here are some of my new supplies... two lots of new cardstock, one is Christmasy, but cute paper, and the other can be used for anything. Plus some alphabet stamps, luggage labels, and 100 photos that I got printed. I am ready for lots of scrapbooking!
So here is my first mini journal, it isnt perfect but I just wanted to try out the process. Its really easy to make, so give it a go.
Cut out a piece of paper or light card. This is going to be your first page. You don't want the paper to be too heavy. Mine was 28cm long. Cut out 10 lengths in different colours and patterns.
Fold them in half.
Stick them together.
This is my front cover. Cut the same measurements but abit longer. Taking into account that the paper will have made a spine. Fold it roughly around the paper and spine.
Before glueing together add a ribbon to the sides. And then put all the paper inside, glue and press down. Leave to dry.