Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Writing Case.....Sewn Project

 I have been asked how I made this Writing Case that I am giving to a friend for her birthday
The only way I could think to explain it was by writing a blog about it. So here goes.
 This is what you will need - A piece of A4 card, two A5 envelopes and a little envelope to hold the stamps.

 Fold the card in half
 If you look at the case I made you can see I have machine stitched round the edges, don't worry if you haven't got a machine either leave it blank or hand draw stitch marks round it.
 Stick the flap down on one A5 envelope turn it sideways and cut about 2" off the top.
Cut a piece off the small one for the stamps.
 With the second A5 envelope cut the flap off the top then cut the envelope down the middle.
Next slip the two pieces into each other making it wide enough to hold your stationery. Then glue it at the front and back so that you have a pocket.
 Using double sided tape or glue attach the envelopes to the inside of the A4 card
 Decorate the front cover anyway you like.  I used a postcard of my own work but you could paint on it, make a collage, its upto you, make it personal.  Then fill it with stationery and add a ribbon to the back to tie round. 
Hope you got all that !!!

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Thursday, 19 September 2013

A little bit of Mojo crept in...

 I have'nt been able to find my mojo for quite some time now
then this week I was having a look at one of my favourite blogs
Kirsty, the owner, has been showing the work she has been doing for a course called 
 and I have really enjoyed reading about it.  It involves making patterns on paper
and developing them using machine stitching.
I was inspired enough to take up the challenge and have enrolled myself on the course.
So what you see here are the results of my first assignment.
Have a look at Kirsty's link her work is fun and colourful.