Monday, February 24, 2014

Small Dog Beds with Zipper

Remember these cute dog beds I made for my sister's dogs?  Well, last month my sister told me that they would be even better with a zipper.  So despite my dislike of sewing zippers, I made some new covers for her.

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I decided to mix it up a little with these and got creative.  The paw print, darker blue and brown fabrics I had in my stash.  

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The other one was made with all scraps from my stash.  {Recognize the fabric?}  This one took a little longer to make but I really like the zig zags.

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I hope the dogs {and my sister} like them.

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Have a good week and stay warm!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Journal Cover

Research shows that you are four times more likely to complete your to do list if you write it in a notebook with a pretty cover.  Ha - I totally made that up but I'm hoping that is the case.

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My first project of the year is this cute journal cover.  I absolutely love it.  And what's not to love - it's super cute, it was a quick sew, and I made it using materials I already had.

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I made it by following this wonderful tutorial from Bloom and Blossom.  I did have to make some adjustments to the measurements because my notebook was 7"x5".  {Instructions were for 8.25"x6.25" notebook.}

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If you have the same size notebook as me and want to make one, here are my measurement substitutions:

Patchwork strip lenght 7.75"
Interfacing rectangle - 17.5" x 7.25"
Place the patchwork strip 3" from center
Small rectangle = 4.75" x 7.75"
Large rectangle = 12.5" x 7.75"
Turn the short ends in 3"
Lining 8.25" x 7.75"

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Have a great week.  Stay warm!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

{Not So Confidential} - December in Review

Hello 2014, goodbye 2013.  And goodbye to these monthly review posts.  Yes, you read that correctly.  This will be my last {Not So Confidential} post.  It's been fun but time to do other things.  {like making snow angels.}

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Don't worry, I will still share my projects with you on this blog.  And I'm going to start a page to list the books I've read because I have found it kind of nice to keep track of what and how many I've read.  But for now, let's take one last look back at December.

{What I made} Craft Projects
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In case you missed it:

{What I made} Yummy Eats
{What I read} previous count - 37
  1. The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  2. The Paradise Guest House by Ellen Sussman
  3. White Jacket Required  by Jenna Weber
  4. You Before Me by Jojo Moyes