Archive | July 2013

Covered Soap Bubbles

Hello,

Today’s post is about Soap Bubbles. I’ve been preparing them for our first dance so people can blow bubbles while we dance and I thought that it would be nice to make the bottles more personal. Therefore, with the help of modge podge I covered them with our names and a date.

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To make them I followed this easy tutorial on The Creative Imperative. Thank you very much for a clear instructions!

For making the covers you will need:

– Print out Covers

– Modge Podge 

– Foam brush

– Dry rag

– Soap bubbles (remove covers)

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Differently from the instructions given on The Creative Imperatives, I put a double layer of modge podge in the end. I hope you will use this idea for your party. Don’t forget to share your creations.

Wooden Candlesticks

Hello!

Time is running out so fast. Now we have only one month left until our wedding. We try to get all the things done before August because we want to have a few days to relax. 

Today we’ve been working on wooden candlesticks. When I was searching for ideas on Pinterest, I found a picture of lovely candlesticks and thought that it’s not that difficult to make them. I just needed to borrow some smart machines from my dad and start working. My brother did a great job because after me and my Jacob tried to drill the holes into wood logs we found out that he was the strongest. 

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After we made the candlesticks, it was time to make little hearts with writings on. I drew a heart on a thin wooden board and then my brother cut it out. I wanted to make them by myself but even my straight line was skew. Therefore, I didn’t want to risk ruining them, so I let my brother do the job. 

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After the hearts were cut out I drilled two holes in each, in order to tie them to the candlesticks afterwards. I also used sand paper to polish the sides. 

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When all the hearts were done I wrote down words which tells us what family means for us and copied them on the hearts using carbon paper. Afterwards, I burned the writings with a burner. Finally, I got jute and tied all the hearts to the candlesticks. Here is the result:

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Linen Bags

Hello!

Here is the first post which is not about crocheting or knitting.

Today we’ve been working on linen bags. First, my brother wanted to learn how to sew. He was really good.

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Then my dearest was helping me with sewing as I was afraid of sewing machines and of accidentally sewing my fingers. I know, it’s very silly, but I couldn’t help it.

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Nevertheless, when my Jacob had to make a pause from sewing, I decided to give it a try. You can guess that my fingers are just fine as I’m writing this post. It wasn’t as difficult as I thought it would be. Actually, I had lots of fun even though my lines are a bit skew. 

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If you want to make linen bags too, here is a small tutorial. 

You will need:

– linen (as mush as you need for your bags, my bags are 27×32,5cm)

– lace ribbon

– sewing machine

– chalk or any other thing you can use for writing on fabric

– thread

– measuring tape

– scissors

First, you have to measure and cut fabric. Fold your fabric in the size of your future bag. Use chalk to mark the cutting line. Cut it. Afterwards, divide the fabric in as many parts as you need (I divided into 4) and cut them. Now you have a work-piece for your bag. 

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When you are done measuring and cutting, it’s time to sew your bags.

Firstly, you should start from the opening edges. Fold them twice so they look nice. When you are done with both sides, fold the fabric and sew the sides – and you have a bag.

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Later on, you have to prepare your lace ribbon. Take a lace ribbon or any ribbon you want and cut it into short pieces. Be sure to check if you can tie the bag and make a bow. My ribbons length is ~70cm.

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When you are done with everything, just put in your favors or any presents you have and tie the bow. You can use them for birthdays, weddings etc. You can also add a tag with a name or write “thank you” (that’s what I’m planning to do). Enjoy making them!

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*** You may make and sell products from my patterns but if you do I ask that you link back to my post. Please do not copy and post this pattern and claim it as your own. Please do not re-publish photos as your own.***