I enjoyed making these cute little keychains this weekend. They feature my High Street fabric collection. Here is a simple tutorial if you’d like to try making them yourself:)
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What are you making this weekend? How about a cute little pincushion. This is a super quick and easy little project. Get the instructions here. Happy Weekend!
Vintage comestible (fancy term for food) labels are simply gorgeous, the time and care that went into the artwork makes them so very charming. My love of antique illustrated packaging verges on obsession, and as my friends and family know I have an ever growing collection. I think they are way too pretty to store away, but what to do with them? Frame them, yes, put them on recycled cans, even better! It couldn’t be easier to add some fun color to your desktop, table or nightstand. I am sharing three lovely labels from my collection with you. The “Dixie Maid” syrup label is a can label from the 1920′s, I researched the decade but I think her hairstyle makes it very evident. The other two labels were from fruit crates from the 20′s and 30′s. I have sized them for you so they fit around a standard Campbell’s soup can nicely. Simply print, cut them out and use spray adhesive or double sided tape. Voila!
Click on the links below to download your labels:
Photo by Clare McGibbon
I wanted to share this because I think this is such a beautiful way to embellish your iPhone case. Check out this tutorial by Clare McGibbon on Etsy and learn how to make one.
So easy to make, these handmade felt birds add a sweet and cheerful touch to your Christmas decor.
Here is how to sew them by hand or using your machine:
1. Draw a basic bird shape on a piece of felt (I thought about posting a template but it’s so easy I didn’t want to insult anyone).
2. Put another piece of felt underneath it and cut out the body shape.
3. Cut a little triangle for the beak in a contrasting felt. Be sure to leave enough felt on the thicker end for attaching it to the body.
4. Next prepare a loop of grosgrain ribbon for the hanger.
5. Pin the beak and the ribbon loop in place between the two pieces of felt.
6. Sew around the bird leaving a 1.5″ hole at the bottom for stuffing. Beak and hanger will now be secure.
7. Use a bit of poly stuffing to fill out the shape but not too much as the felt will buckle at the seams.
8. Finish sewing the body shut.
9. Cut two little wing shapes from fabric remnants of your choice and adhere them with no-sew adhesive. Alternatively you can sew the wings on before you sew the body together. If you want to get fancy you can finish the edges of the wings with a blanket stitch and embroidery floss.
10. For the eyes I used a simple french knot embroidery stitch.
Have fun getting in the Holiday spirit!!
Here’s a fun printable to dress up your dessert table. Download them here. Enjoy!
Here is a super cute gift idea for anyone who has a dog. If you don’t happen to have a picture of their beloved canine you can purchase a stock image for a couple of bucks. I found the perfect Mini Schnauzer picture here and it has an unmistakably Maisy-ish look.
Maisy is our faithful seven-year old pooch and her portrait will now hang on our picture wall. If you use Photoshop you can simply create a top layer, trace the picture and fill it in with black. I also added words that describe Maisy in a dark grey tone so as not to take away from the silhouette. This is a nice way to personalize the gift. If you don’t use a graphics software you can simply print out the photo and use it as a template for a black paper or card stock cut-out. To personalize it just write the name of your friend’s pet at the bottom. Frame with an inexpensive frame (we got ours from Ikea for $4.99) and voila, perfect gift for the pet lover!!