A £1.50 natural wood printer tray, a can of black paint (in the garage) and some olde-worlde vintage paper and I now have a funky new set of shelves to keep my little diddly bits in 🙂
But not sure what to use them for.
Last year I put together and decorated a number of Kaisercraft MDF Advent Calendar kits. Going through my craft stash this morning, I found a new kit which I had forgotten about and so I have spent this afternoon making it up and covering the 24 little box drawers with pretty paper.
I still need to add some buttons/ribbons/ brads for small handles to open the drawers and I will have another look through my bits and bobs to see what I can use.
Here is today’s make;
Of course, it doesn’t need to be made up as an Advent Calendar and they make a lovely gift if you are feeling generous of pocket and spirit! Here is a link to last year’s versions;
Lovely, aren’t they?
Unable to be outside enjoying my garden today I thought that I would bring my flowers inside. I bought a magazine called “Sew” during the week which had a free gift of a small piece of patchwork material. I wasn’t sure what to do with it at first but then I found some inspiration in the latest docrafts Creativity magazine for March/April 2013 and the idea for my new shoes was born.
Step 1) I cut 10 circles of material to make the flower petals using my die-cutting machine. You can cut them out freehand.
Step 2) Fold the circles into quarters for pointed petals. If you prefer your petals more rounded, fold the circles in half.
Step 3) Gather each petal along the curved edge of the folded circle using running stitch and secure so that the gathering doesn’t come undone. Do this for all 5 petals and join them together to make a flower.
Step 4) I finished the flower by sewing a button to make the centre.
Step 5) I then attached the flowers to the front of my shoes and hey presto! I’m right on trend 🙂
And all done from my bed with little energy/effort required. Just what the Doctor ordered!