Category Archives: FYI Fav DIY

Heart-Felt Page Markers

Here in beautiful Southern Ontario we have been getting hammered by snow. IMG_2433

Big snow, small snow, wet snow, fluffy snow and it’s been wreaking havock on the roads and highways and much to my chagrin I took a snow day on Wednesday.

As a small business owner this never gives you a YAY I get a day off kind of feeling, it’s more of an opportunity to stress a bit over the work you are not getting done while you are sitting at home.

So I occupied some of my time by making these adorable heart-felt page markers to sell at the shop! They’re simply adorable and make a nice little gift for the book lover in your life! It’s just two pieces of felt with the corners sewn together. I used a blanket stitch.

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Pinterest Yarn Letter Win!

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This is not a wearable DIY but it is a pretty cool one. I had some beautiful new signage made for the Case Clothed new location, unfortunately the weather here has been so crummy and cold and snowy that it will be awhile before they get mounted.

I needed to come up with a way for people to notice my new location without taping tacky computer printed sheets of paper to the windows. Then I remembered seeing this pin on Pinterest and thought I’d give it a go. Cardboard letters wrapped in yarn! Simple enough….right?

It took forever! I don’t know if I picked the three most difficult letters to wind but it was time consuming. The materials cost me about $20, I used cardboard for letters instead of wood (mainly because I couldn’t actually find wood letters to cover).

In the end I’m happy with the results and they look fabulous in the shop.

Button Christmas Card ~ I’m in love

Each  year I have the best intentions to send out Christmas cards to as many friends, family and clients as I can. Unfortunately each year I leave it too late and suddenly I find the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is in full swing and I’m looking at my Christmas card list realizing I’ve left it too late. This year I am determined to send as many heartfelt Merry Christmas’ as I can! But I want the greeting to be something unique, relatively inexpensive and preferably handmade.

Last year I found this card on Pinterest and it warmed my little seamstress heart. I can do this I have buttons galore and people will get it – seamstress – button….get it?

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So the idea isn’t original oh well. I think the original comes from a stamp? Anyway, and so I brushed off my Illustrator skills, broke out some glue and voila!

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What a festive way to use up some of my button collection! Ok admittedly I’m taking the lazy way out and gluing the buttons on but I can’t wait to make more and give them out!

How I did it – I printed the strings and bows on some antique looking 8×10 card stock, two cards per page. Cut in half and folded. I will write my own greeting on the inside but you could print your own on the opposite side. Here is the pdf of the template I designed. Feel free to use it to make your own button cards. christmascard

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Another Christmas button decorations that caught my eye. Happy Holidays!

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FYI Fav DIY

There is nothing like the feeling of being able to wear something you made with your own two hands to show off to the world and I, like millions of others, love a good fashion DIY.  The purpose of this section of my blog is to test out some of these clothing-making do it yourself instructions to see what the results will be.  If I have any suggestions or alterations I’ll plug them in here too. Maybe throw in a craft project or two and some general mending/repair tutorials. I’ll choose my favourite DIY’s from Pinterest as well as other blogs on the web to try so if you see one you really like suggestions are always welcome. Happy DIYing!

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