July 16, 2018

My Best Bud...

Traveling soon - I'm trying to make sure I bring all the cords, earbuds, etc. with me.  I ordered new earbuds but they didn't come with a case...

Problem solved!

How I did it...

July 9, 2018

I've Got You Covered...

I bought a new purse the other day.  I realized my wallet was too big for this purse - mainly because the wallet had a built-in check book holder.   I don't know about you, but I write about 6-10 a year - hardly worth carrying around in my wallet.  Of course, I had to buy a smaller wallet...but then I had no cover for my checkbook and register - a conundrum!

I started looking around on Amazon, Ebay, etc. and then thought to myself "what are you doing - just make your own!"  Which is what I did.

Canvas cut to 7.5 x 13.5

acrylic paint

Sharpie oil based marker - love these markers! 

When paint was dry, fusible webbing sandwiched between canvas and silk remnant cut to size

trimmed piece to 6.75 x 13 - marked center and 3" from each end; straight stitch over the lines

zigzag stitch over short ends

folded the ends at the 3" marks, pressed crease with steam iron

zigzag stitch over raw edges

insert checkbook and register

I'm very happy with the way this turned out - took about an hour in total to do and didn't cost a cent!