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1  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Starbucks Journal on: April 17, 2014 10:45:42 AM
Hello, and thank you for stopping by to check out my little craft. I wanted to share a journal that I made out of recycled materials.

The cover of the book is made out of a popcorn box, and the paper on the outside of it is a paper bag from Starbucks.


The pages are just plain copy paper that I tea dyed and baked in the oven. Altogether I ended up with 35 pages (70 once folded in half; 7 signatures, each containing 5 sheets of paper).


I sewed the journal, and used jute string. I would definitely not recommend that type of string because it "sheds" a lot. Also, it tends to thin out the more you pull on it; and you will pull on it a lot in the process of bookbinding. However, it was what I had on hand, and it did the job.


The 'Starbucks' label on the inside is also from the bag, as well as the brown banner. The black banner is left over scrap from the inside cover.


I still have a lot of embellishing to do on my journal, but I'm pretty pleased with my first attempt. I think this is my new favorite craft. I've collected quite a bit of paper over the past couple of years, and now I know what to do with it. Plus, I'm a big notebook fan, but I can never find one to suit me, so it's great that I can make my own!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Thank you again for stopping by. Have a great day (today and everyday)!
2  SEWING IN GENERAL / Sewing in General: Discussion and Questions / Mini Angel Wing Plush on: December 27, 2012 03:53:03 PM
Hello good people of Craftster!

I am a novice when it comes to sewing, so I am humbly requesting your help. I would like to sew these hair clips. For the most part, the pattern is pretty straight forward, but I can't figure out how they make the swirl in the middle, to give it more of a 3-D effect.

I realize that it is embroidery of some sort, but how is it done? Is the swirl created after the wing has been stuffed and sewn together? If anybody could offer any insight on this (or a pattern), I'd be very grateful. Thank you for reading. (:
3  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General / Gryffindor Inspired Bag on: August 18, 2012 09:59:35 PM
Compared to all the great bags I've seen so far, my little drawstring bag seems very simple! Haha But I'm still so proud of it! Below, my very first ever bag is featured! It's also only the second thing I've ever sewn in my life! (I just learned how to thread my sewing machine. xD)


I'm sorry for the awful picture quality. It's rather dark here, and I had poor lighting. The bag is a beautiful red and the inside is yellow satin. This bag was made as a Christmas gift for my friend who's a total Gryffindork! I know it's early for Christmas, but I'm getting a head-start. There's much crafting to be done!

Also, you can't tell by the pictures, but the bag has a really pretty, subtle print on it; truly fit for anybody in the Gryffindor house!
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