29.6.18

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial

Felt Sewing Cases
         Hi friends....I hope I am not boring you with all the cups and mugs I have been posting lately...I just love these new Crealies dies !
Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
These Coffee /Chocolate and Smoothie sewing cases were made with the same Crealies dies I used to make the Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks which were surprisingly a huge hit on  my facebook account and some people even wanted to buy them!

Felt Sewing Case 
When making the sewing cases I kept the design pretty simply and resisted over embellishing as these are meant to be everyday use items!
They are pretty easy to make and you can even hand-cut the shapes but of course if you have the right dies it is easier and more fun!

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
First cut the mugs from thick card-stock and take a piece of Kraft tex[ Here is the link to  read more about Kraft tex] around 3.5 x 2 inches and score 3/4 inch from either side to leave a central 1/2 inch width which will form the spine of your sewing case.
Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
Stick on the 3/4 inch parts of the Kraf tex to the edges of the mug as shown. If you dont have Kraft tex ,use felt / leather or any sturdy material.
Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
Line the mugs and domes with felt. Make  pockets for scissors using felt and an optional folded piece of Kraft tex.

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
Apply glue to the felt+ Kraft tex and  stick inside.

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
While sticking  keep a scissors inside the pocket to ensure you dont stick on the pocket too flat or tight.

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
Add extra layers of felt to act as spots to stick in your needles and pins.
Optional Idea : Glue  the ends of a ribbon snugly  to hold a needle threader as shown below
Cup shaped Felt Sewing Case

Closure idea : Tie an elastic loop around a button and stitch or hot glue the button to a piece of felt which you will add to the front cover of your sewing case.

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
If your button has a bulky back...poke a hole in the felt piece and push the button inside it before you stick it to your cover.
Cup shaped Felt Sewing Case

The elastic loop will loop around a brad/ button attached to a piece of felt on the back part of the cover.

Easy Felt Sewing Case Tutorial 
No Sew Tip : On the back side you can sew on a button or if you use a brad you can avoid sewing altogether !Just poke a hole on a piece of felt, insert your brad and stick the felt on the base....easy!
Sundae  Shaped Felt Sewing Case

Adhesive Tip: To get a neat finish use hot glue sparingly and opt for glues such as Aleene's tacky glue, fabric glue or UHU.
Cup shaped Felt Sewing Case

The Strawberry Sewing case  was made out of slate grey , brown and  red felt
Felt Sewing Case
The inside is more elaborate compared to the pink case! The white object you see is my seam ripper!
Cup shaped Felt Sewing Case


This one has a polka dotted wooden heart button on the back.

Cup shaped Felt Sewing Case
And finally the Coffee Mug! I kept it very simple and used an antique style floral button on the front [ up cycled from an old dress!]

Mug Shaped Sewing Case
And on the inside you can see my little Tonic Tim Holtz scissors snugly fitting inside the pocket!
Felt Sewing Case
I hope you liked this cute idea for a handmade gift!
Here are the dies I used with link to the Crealies website.
Crealies Dies /Stansen:

 

Linking to  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Food and Drink , Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Anything Goes

24.6.18

Crafty Feast with Crafters Corner and Cadence

          Hi friends many of you who visit my blog know that I am an ENT Surgeon and crafting is just a hobby for me. And even though in recent years so many craft events and courses have been conducted in India...I have never been able to attend.Unlike many families in India mine is a nuclear family and if I have to travel anywhere alone it is a herculean task to delegate even half of my responsibilities!Many of you know I have 2 dogs too and so well...you get the idea!!
          Recently Shalini Mittal , the owner of Crafters Corner announced that designers from a famous International company Cadence were coming to India to conduct a workshop on Home Decor Projects. My whole family encouraged me to attend seeing how much my heart was set on it and so off I flew to Delhi, the capital of India where the course was conducted!
         I struggled with a recurrent attacks  of dizziness due to postural hypotension [low Blood pressure ] but somehow  managed to make some gorgeous projects.
Flower Pot
The first one was a rustic grungy flower pot made by altering a humble fabric pouch! It has layers and layers of special paints and media from Cadence and can you see the gorgeous shimmering gold in the closeup picture below!

Flower Pot
One of my favourite projects was designing Cushion covers. I have worked with fabric paints before but the Cadence paints were simply amazing...shimmery and velvety and oooh so easy to work with.
Designer Cushions
 This particular cushion has stencilling with multiple types of fabric paints from Cadence, gold foiling and even fabric transfer.
Designer Cushions
 The best thing about the course was that the designer Gulen[ a very very talented artist from Turkey] just demonstrated the steps and gave tips and the crafters followed along putting their twist to it so in the end everyone's project looked different!
Designer Cushions
The background on this cushion cover was created using a stencil and 4 colours of  gorgeous shimmering fabric paint ...blending the colours to merge with each other was the trick!
 In the closeup you can see the shimmer!
Designer Cushions
The mamma and baby owl and all the butterflies are fabric transfers from Shalini's own brand Dress My Craft and were a delight to work with after a short learning curve!
Designer Bag
The designer tote bag you see above was such an easy project to make but the one I loved the most because of its sheer simplicity and vibrancy! One of the most useful products during the course was the Cadence stencil spray and though many of my fellow crafters did not use it I for one found it indispensable ...it made life so much easier and gave more professional results while working with a stencil on a fabric base!


The candle stand was made by altering a really huge wine glass with special Cadence snow paste, holographic paint  and subtle glittering.
Candle stand
The gorgeous lace on the base was made using a special type of transfer sheet.
Painted Candle
The candle was initially pretty dull but jazzed up with Cadence candle paint.
One of the classes was altering a pair of jeans/ T shirt or trousers.
Altered Trousers
I had a velvet green trouser and loved the effect of working on it with different variety of artistic  techniques

Once again Gulen just guided us and each crafter put her own spin on it! My daughter loved it sooo much and here you can see her modelling it.
My Model
One of the most popular projects was an altered Vicotrian Box.
Victorian Box
This was the most elaborate and technique packed project and one I think each crafter was super proud of.
Victorian Box
We started off with a plain MDF box and created a real work of art. It even smells beautiful !!!
Victorian Box
And here you can see all the girls with Shalini [Owner of Crafters Corner and organiser of the event], Gulen [ the artist and teacher]and Ozlem[ the owner of Cadence] . I am the rather dazed but happy looking one wearing red [ on the right side]!
Crafty Feast
The 3 day event had 2 days of learning 8 projects and one of partying!
We were gifted goodies from some pretty big international and national sponsors!Each of us got gifts from Sizzix, Spellbinders ,Tonic, Ranger, Heartfelt creations  ,Cadence, Bob n Betty, Dress My Craft .. and there were many fun games where you got to win even more prizes!
Gifts and Winnings
The cute little spice bottles you see are a special gift Shalini gave to girls in her design team!
Gift for Crafters Corner DT
It was my first time going to such a big event in the crafty world...Shalini was an amazing host, had a  battalion of staff to take care of even the minutest points during the classes and took utmost care to ensure everyone had fun along with learning!
Certificate
Some of my most cherished and special memories were meeting Shalini, fellow teamies from Crafters Corner, talented crafters from all over India at the event and some special crafty friends who came to meet us at the hotel.
Saumya, Me and Shalini
I hope you enjoyed my rather long post!!

22.6.18

Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial

Shaker Bookmarks
Hi friends Thank you so much for the kind words on my Memory Bottle. Sharing a really fun craft idea....magnetic shaker bookmarks.I used some gorgeous dies from Crealies to make these cute shaker cups.
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
The cups have see through domes and would look cute as decorations or fridge magnets.
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
I originally made them as shaker cards for my Crealies DT post but recently I went to a Craft Event [ will share a post on that soon]and met a blogger friend Saumya Mohanty who gifted me super cute magnetic bookmarks .
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
I loved Saumya' idea so much that after I got back home I altered the "cards" into magnetic bookmarks.
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
They are thin enough to allow you to close the book but sturdy enough to be used as a book mark and are super fun to play with!
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
I used gorgeous papers from DCWV Snack stack and fabulous shaker elements from Dress My Craft , Crafters Corner to make these fun shakers.
Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
I hope you like the idea ..There are so many steps involved in making these though they are pretty quick to make ...so I have made a short video for you.


Magnetic Shaker Bookmarks Tutorial 
Do tell me what you think of these cute bookmarks!
Supplies : Dies :  Crealies Cardzz 05 A, Crealies Cards 05
Stamps : Crealies Text and Co No 08 ,Crealies Bits and Pieces No 116,Crealies Bits and Pieces No 114
Crealies Dies /Stansen:


Papers : DCWV Snack Stack, Lemon one is an unbranded paper
Sequins and Hearts Shaker Elements : Dress My Craft , Crafters Corner
Linking to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  Bright and Cheerful,
CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge
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