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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Tea Tuesday

I'm back from a short trip up to Chetwynd, BC :) visiting family.

Travelling usually means that you stop to pick up a beverage and I don't always take my own thermos cup along. I find that the take-out cups are darn hot and I usually need two sleeves on my cup!  So when I got home, I thought I'd make my own--because I can just toss it in my purse--just in case :)

I chose this really cute cotton fabric, fused some insulating fabric inside and sewed up all edges, added two strips of Velcro to the ends and voila--my wrap :)  
I didn't have the measurements of all the cup sizes you can get, but this one fits my Splitcoast mug from top to bottom, so it should work!  This one is the same width as the cardboard ones, but IF I made another one, I think I'd make it slightly wider.      

Today, I'm drinking a really tasty tea from Epicure and I would recommend it to anyone who likes a citrus flavor--hot or cold :)

And if you would like to spruce it up a bit, here's a recipe for you to try! 
Hope everyone is having a wonderful day :) 
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Friday, May 23, 2014

Shabby Chic Photo Book

I just love making these shabby chic books and things using fabric and lace!  I use my glue gun and sometimes a little stitch or two.  This particular book is approximately 6" by 6" (closed).  I've used a combination of old and new materials.

The front: you can't really see but there is a piece of lace with velvet, moss coloured, ribbon down the spine; there's an elastic/organza closure that comes from the back forward, over the button; the crochet flowers on the front are made by me.     

Below:  The lace on top and bottom form pockets and can be used to hold your photos in place. 
The pages of this book are made from lovely, old, table napkins that I picked up at the Lions' garage sale the other weekend :)    

Below:  I cut a doily in half and glued it over these center pages, thus creating a pocket on each side. I glued some pearls and 'leaf' ribbon onto the doily.

In the photo below, the wide lace can hold more photos :)
This gorgeous lace was on a long table runner and I bought it specifically to cut the lace off for my projects. It was $15 and I have almost 12 yards of 4" awesomeness! 

The back has the same button as the front.  The elastic/organza ribbon is glued on to this side.  The pretty lace that is at the top and bottom is from Walmart and I think I may have to buy some more.  

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

More Cards on Tuesday

Happy Tea Tuesday Everyone :)  Today I'm giving you a birds eye view of my works in progress.  My plan is to get these cards put together to go into the shop for this weekend.

I've got three on my counter that are partially done and three on the table that I've picked out the paper for.  That means I'm going to be a bit busy on this beautiful day!  As for my drink, it's coffee for this morning but I have a feeling I'll be relaxing with tea by this afternoon  :)

Thanks for stopping by, please check the previous post if you'd like to see the 'dress' album I was working on last week.  
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Have a great week :)