Hey everyone! This is a really simple machine sewing project for beginners sewers but also a great, quick and easy project for the more experienced sewers out there. Makes a great Christmas gift tor the new baby! This is a repeat on a previous blog but with a Christmas theme! I just love all the beautiful fabrics you can get at this time of year!!
They don’t need much fabric so I have used up a lot of my quilting scraps for this project. The backing is made of toweling so it makes them nice and soft and absorbent. You can purchase this on the roll at Spotlight or any fabric store, however I just purchased some cheap towels from the supermarket or department stores. If you use a darker colour they wont show up stains as easy. I just bought these at Spotlight the other day. They will often have out of season towels on sale
You will need a piece of cotton fabric and toweling ~25cm x 35cm and 2 large press studs to complete this project. And of course you need the pattern – please click here to download it for free.
Hey everyone. Here is another simple and affordable craft idea using materials and equipment purchased at K-Mart. This is a great idea to have at a Birthday Part for people to write their well wishes to the birthday boy/girl. A lot of people nowadays hire those photo booth set ups for guests to take photos of themselves at their party. This would be a great book to display all those photo! They would look great with those Polaroid pictures in them too! Or if you are not the party type you could just fill with some great photos and give it to someone on their birthday as a gift. Anyway I had a lot of fun making it!
Here is what you need. Most of the supplies can be found in the K-Mart craft department except for the Washi tape which is located in the stationary area.
Because you are going to spray the paint onto the book front use some tape to cover the ribbon so that it doesn’t get paint on it
Carefully spray the front of the book with the gold and silver paint. Make sure you have a good cover sheet to protect everything else from the paint as there will be a bit of over spray!
Allow to dry. I use a small pedestal fan to speed up the drying process
Remove the tape
While you book is drying cut out a square sheet of paper from the ‘Designer Papers’ pad
Spray the page with the gold or silver paint. Allow to dry
Choose another page from the ‘Designer Paper’ pad and cut out a smaller square measuring 9cm x 9cm. Use a ruler or make a template if you like and draw around it
Cut out the square
Stick the number stickers in place in the middle of the small square
When the paint is dry attach the large square to the book front with double sided tape
Attach the small square in the middle of the large square with double sided tape
Now you can start decorating the inside pages with the designers papers, heart punch, stickers and Washi tape
Here are a whole heap of sample pages to help inspire you.
Hey everyone. Another fun and easy craft made with suppliers that are cheap and easy to find in K-Mart. A great craft to involve the kids in creating their own loot bags for their Birthday Party. Fill them with toys or wrapped lollies as a take home treat.
NOTE: Please use wrapped lollies – I’m sure the paint is non toxic but better to be safe that sorry!
Here is what you will need to make the loot bags. The Pump Paint Set and Muslin Bags you will find in the craft department at K-Mart. You will find the Wooden Beads Kit in the kids craft section near the Toy Department. You will also need some scissors and tape. And just a warning – this craft involves paint so a good drop sheet and old clothes to protect your furniture and yourself will be helpful. Especially if there are kids involved!!
Hello everyone. Here is another simple machine sewing idea that’s cute as well as useful. I am always attracted to all those beautiful bundles of fabric where each piece is already cut to size and you don’t have to worry about deciding on colours because all that is done for you. They are great for quilting and applique projects but also perfect for making small, easy projects like this one.
The ‘FFB’ (Fat Flat Bundle) as they are often called in stores is made up of 5 or 6 pieces of fabric each measuring around 45cm x 55cm. Measurements will vary – some will be 50cm x 54xm others 49cm x 52cm, however it doesn’t matter for this project, you will just end up with slightly different size bags.
They are not only easy to make but can be very useful. I like the idea of using them to ‘wrap’ a gift instead of using wrapping paper. The bag can then be used by the recipient to carry and store their new gift. Much more useful, innovative and eco friendly than using wrapping paper. Here are some pics of gift ideas you could use the bags for – great to hold gifts for adults, babies, boys and girls. And great to hold the gift for any occasion – birthdays, baby showers, kitchen teas, thank yous etc etc
Here is how you make them. First you need to choose your fabric – try and choose fabrics where the patterns are facing all directions, so you don’t need to worry about them being the right way up on your finished product.