Sunday, November 8, 2009

Leaf Notions

These fall inspired pieces keep sewing tools handy any time of the year-and it does not take a stitch to make them .

Rubber leaf stamp/white ink pad/felt/muslin/iron/scissors/glue/small funnel/craft sand

How to:

1. Stamp white ink leaf images onto colored felt. Make three images for a needle book;two images for a scissor holder or a pincushion. To set ink,cover felt with muslin and iron on medium setting. Let dry, then cut out shapes.

2 For needle book stem cut a 3x1/4 inch felt strip. Glue to the base of one leaf. Glue second leaf to the first at the base;repeat with third leaf. For scissors holder; glue two leaves together along edges,leaving an opening at stem end. For the pincushion,glue leaves together, leaving a small opening;let dry. Using the funnel, pour sand into opening until pouch is almost full;close opening with more glue.

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