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11  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / Confetti journal - Tutorial! IMG OBESE! on: April 09, 2007 08:16:59 PM
I made a confetti cover for a new journal. Enjoy!

First, grab your text block and cut some cover boards (I like to use cereal boxes) about a quarter inch larger on the top and bottom and then on one of the sides than the block. Then cut two pieces of fabric and one piece of vinyl in the shape shown, with a seam allowance and space for the spine plus about 1/4 inch for the center and and on the outside of the spine, plus an envelope flap end that will reach about halfway around the front of the journal.

Cut one of the fabric pieces at the point where the right hand board would end, then press the inside edges over by about a half inch.

Sandwich the layers together as shown and paper clip the layers together to avoid puncturing the vinyl. Sew the layers together at about 8 stitches per inch, leaving an opening in the edge, which should actually be bigger than the one I left.

Turn the piece right side out and drop your confetti into the opening as shown. (I used shredded money, but I would suggest something flatter!)

Place one of your boards into the square end, and then distribute your confetti in that end, then sew through the board as shown.

Place the other board inside the other pocket, then shift it into the right position using the text block. Top stitch all the way around the perimeter of the book about an eighth inch away from the edge to keep the boards in place and to close off the opening.

Add buttons and a tie, and you're done!
12  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Crochet throw rug on: March 30, 2007 04:15:21 AM
This is made from fabric strips that I was originally going to make into a '50s-ish flip n stitch quilt that wasn't working because of the size. I finally decided to bust them out of my stash by crocheting it into a little throw rug. It takes a *lot* of fabric to put into a crochet rug!

13  PAPER CRAFTS, SCRAPBOOKING & ATCs (ARTIST TRADING CARDS) / Paper Crafts: Completed Projects: General / New purse sketchbook - It's PINK! on: March 29, 2007 07:05:08 PM
I'm so happy! I've just finished my new purse sketchbook. I sewed the text block from drawing paper taken from an 18x24' pad, and then my best friend glued it for me. The fabric, trim and buttons are from my stash. The boards in the covers are created from a cereal box.


14  PURSES, BAGS, WALLETS / Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Moneybag! (tote) on: March 23, 2007 05:34:08 PM
Okay, so I made this tote, and the stripe on it is decoupaged shredded U.S. Currency. (The Dept. of Treasury shredded it... I didn't.)

I don't recommend decoupaging shredded currency, though, because it does not lie flat and it also does not sand well. Rubbing this bag up against good clothes would not be kind to my clothes.

And the lining is from my stash. Enjoy!

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