Y'all know I like apple soap from Bath and Body works!
With teacher appreciation week and the end of the year right around the corner, I thought I'd make one of these for a favorite educator. ;)
It was a cinch to whip up with the Two Tags die and my Sizzix Big Shot. The red piece with the cute edge is an extra piece from the Matchbox Die (which is retiring ;(....) and the lined paper is from Just Add Cake (also retiring) which I love to use for school related stuff.
I purposely kept the tag simple enough to be used for other things too, not just teachers.
I adorned the sides of the punched pieces with those cute whtie flower buttons from the neutral designer buttons and threaded the cherry cobbler baker's twine through the holes.
If you want the Matchbox Die or Just Add Cake paper you better get them now. They're only available while supplies last! (And I believe the paper is discounted right now too!). Just head on over to my online store and get what you need while it's still available!
Another fabric project...that I made for my girls...this time not for Christmas. ;)
How little and cute!!!
And super fast! I used the Big Shot and cut these out with the scallop envelope die. Then put right sides together (yes I trimmed off the scallops. Didn't want to do that sewing work!). Stitch around leaving an opening on one side. Then turn right sides out, stitch closed.
I hand stitched the sides together when I folded it up. It was just a few stitches on each side.
And since I used the Big Shot I took less than 20 minutes to make each one, start to finish, including sewing the snap and flowers on for the opening!
These are for my girls to take their tithe to church. They do chores, and earn money for some of them. We're teaching them to save, spend and give.
Here's what I used:
-Twitterpated Fabric (from the Occassions Mini that expires at the end of this month!)
I made these for Christmas for my girls. I know, I've taken my time posting them. ;)
The pink one on my little O is a little large, but she's growing fast. ;)
The best part, they're reversible!
Pay absolutely no attention to the smudges all over the fridge. ;)
It's hard to see the buttons, but I layered a little white flower one onto a pink round one.
For some reason I can't find the pics I took of the flowered apron on both sides.
These were soooo easy to do. Just cut two of our Stampin' Up! fabric oversize fat quarters in to squares, then place right sides together, tuck ribbon where you want straps, and sew all but a small section straight around all the edges. Then turn it right side out and finish that one edge you haven't done yet. I got them both done in less than 30 minutes!
Here's what I used:
-Fabric - I used Flirtatious for one of them and Sprintime Vintage for the other
-Ribbon for straps - Marina Mist 1 1/4" striped grosgrain for the Springtime Vintage apron. The other apron used a retired ribbon, but the Melon Mambo 1 1/4" striped grosgrain in our current catalog coordinates perfectly.
-buttons- I used several from the designer buttons collections
These are all availabe in my online shop, but the retiring accessories list comes out soon and I don't guarantee those will be around long. You might want to go order yours now!
When you place a qualifying order with me, or in my online store by May 31st I will make sure you're one of the first people to get the new 2012-2013 catalog that comes out June 1st! A qualifying order is $25 or more before tax and shipping.
You can click on these screen shots of the retiring list to make them bigger, or you can download the list at the bottom of the post.
The next two go together. I couldn't get all the stuff in the same shot so I just did a top half, bottom half type thing.
Accessories won't be out until the end of April but the stamp sets were released today. Two Pages! I'm putting a downloadable copy in here so you can change the size to make it easily readable to you.
I'm getting to that point with my gardening that I need to keep track of what I'm thinking. My brain is less able to keep track of what I planned to put where, what I want to try next, and what did and didn't work.
To remedy this situation I pulled out a grid paper compostition book from my stash. Now, I always prefer the grid paper ones, I'm just wierd that way, but I also chose it specifically for this project so that I could sketch things out easily.
I used the Paisley Petals DSP for the cute accents because I LOVE this paper!
I started with last year's stuff in the pages because I wanted to put down what I could manage to remember from then to help me plan out where I was putting things this year. I want to keep track for a mini -crop rotation type of thing.
I used some sketchy letter stamps to denote pages for the year, notes, planning, sketches, etc... The alphabet stamps I used are retired now but if you don't have some you like, you could use our current Janes Type Alphabet or Spencerian as well. Those might retire soon too so I'd jump on that if I were you. ;)
I have also discovered that I like just taping in those things that come with the plant so I remember what kind I planted. ;)
I made a second one without the stamped titles, but I added pocket pages to it. This one's going in my Etsy shop and would make a perfect gift for a gardener!
Don't forget you can order supplies to make your own gardening journal/altered composition book here at my website.