Tuesdays typically mean tutorials here on the wee blog but I thought I’d do something different this week. Today, I give you an update on my stamp-a-day challenge.
But first, a bouquet for you, lovely ladies (and the occasional gents):
Sometimes, when I find myself contemplating about the state of humanity, I get frustrated about the fact that we still need sleep. Shouldn’t we have the ability to recharge, electronically or through food or whatever, by now? Sleeping is not fun. I’d take ironing clothes over sleeping and you know how much I loathe ironing.
This hating sleep thing is not one of those “first world problems.” Or developing country problems, if you’re going to be technical about it. I have my reasons. Firstly, I scare easily and sometimes, unwittingly, I watch creepy TV shows right before bedtime (e.g. last night and the Hannibal episode about the unfortunate young woman with Cotard’s Syndrome. Seriously, that was some scary bleep). Secondly, I get craft-related eureka moments right before I drift off. I am not of those people who will wait until the morning to test new ideas so I get up and do what I need to do. The next day, I am almost always bored and cranky.
Up until three or so days ago, I made double padded Kindle 4 and iPad Mini cases this way:
Hello, world! How’s your Tuesday? So-so? Well, how about a bracelet with a bow?
I swear, I didn’t mean to start this DIY bow bracelet tutorial with that kind of intro. Let’s just get on with it, shall we?
To make these cute handmade bow bracelets, you will need: chain, 2 small D rings, 4 jump rings, a charm (not in photo but also optional), a lobster lock (not in photo and definitely NOT optional), and strips of fabric.
Your strips (from the top / NO ALLOWANCE): band (1.25″ x 6″ or 7″), bow (1.75″ x 5″), middle strip of bow (.75″ x 1.5″)
As for tools, you will need a sewing machine, pliers, needle and thread
Up until the week before last, I stored my zippers in this basket. But when I started sewing corner tab pouches, I realized that rummaging through the basket looking for the type/color of zipper I need gets old fast.
And so this:
This DIY zipper organizer is very easy to make. And quite versatile, too! For my non-bag-sewing friends, you can use this type of wall organizer to store many other craft materials. Pens, spools of thread, rubber stamps, etc, etc.