Okay, it’s catchup day!
I will start with the handy tools. Pinterest365 – Day 43 – I came across this DIY Bobbin Holder a couple of months ago at the Smashed Peas and Carrots blog and since I’ve been doing more sewing lately, I thought it would be a good organizer. It was really quick and easy to make that I’m actually thinking of making one that’s a little bigger with more posts. The one I did make has 6 posts not 5, but the idea is the same. The dowel I purchased was 3/16″ in diameter and they fit the bobbins perfectly.
Okay Pinterest365 – Day 44 – DIY Sewing Kit. This tutorial caught my eye for several reasons. First, there are many times I just want a needle and thread and don’t want to lug my sewing basket out for just that. This little tool fits the bill. Second, it uses a mason jar and I llloooovvvveeee mason jars. Third, it just looks cute. I chose not to paint the rim mostly because I like the original silver rims. I used hot glue to adhere the fabric and then also to adhere the pincushion part to the rim. I will caution you: hot glue + metal = HOT! I would hold the rim with tweezers or something.
Now onto the glitter. Are you still with me????
Pinterest365 – Day 45 – Layered Glitter Shapes. As I’ve been putting my December Daily mini album together, I’ve been wanting some embellishments to jazz it up a bit. I came across this video tutorial from PapertreyInk and gave it a whirl. I don’t have the Xyron Sticker maker, but I do have the Xyron 5″ Creative Station and was able to apply adhesive to the backs of some cardboard circles I found. I had bought them in the dollar bin at Michaels awhile back and hadn’t found a use for them yet. They worked out perfectly for this project. You don’t need to have a Xyron to do this project, but since I did, I thought I would dust the cobwebs off and put it to work :-). I’m very happy for the results. Look for them when I post about my December Daily album.
And finally, Pinterest365 – Day 46 – Glittered Cardboard Stars. I’ve been itching to do a project involving toilet paper rolls and this was the one. The tutorial showed a beautifully glittered star and while you can tell mine is a star, the glittering isn’t as beautiful. I have to say, though, that I like the shabby look. It will fit perfectly on my wall tree. I hot glued the sections together to save time, painted the star white and then added Mod Podge so the glitter would stick. I used a course gold glitter from Martha Stewart called Florentine Gold. Sounds so old world.
“Wow, that was a lot of projects. We don’t know about you, but we’re exhausted!”