• Projects,  Sewing

    TV Show Marathon Fabric Gift Basket

    Last night I attended my friend’s 30th birthday party.  The party decor and food was themed based on in-jokes from the Friends TV show.  For her gift, I wanted to give a little something that matched the theme.  I decided to put together a simple gift basket for someone who would want to binge watch Friends.  What is a TV show marathon without popcorn? I made my TV Show Marathon Gift Basket using the One Hour Basket pattern by Hearts and Bees. I chose a cheery gold and yellow polka dot for the exterior and a ditsy orange floral print for the lining. I didn’t have the fusible stabilizer indicated…

  • Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    How to Make an Origami Box out of Scrapbook Paper

    Since my craft supplies end up taking over all my drawers and boxes, I like to compartmentalize them into small origami boxes that are quick and easy to make. The best part is that these boxes only require two sheets of 12×12″ scrapbook quality paper each. You can even adapt these instructions to make mini versions out of any square size piece of paper. Supplies 12×12″ scrapbook paper – cardstock weight works best for the sake of sturdiness Paper cutter or scissors Tape if desired (not required) The most critical tip I have for the creation of this box is to make sure you crease all your folds.  This will…

  • Columns,  Paper Craft,  Tutorials

    ABC booklet annivesary gift

    It was my 5th year anniversary not so long ago with my boyfriend and I wanted to come up with a thoughtful gift that would be budget friendly and more meaningful than your average “hallmark” gift. I thought up of this booklet after seeing some abc cutouts for kids.   What you’ll need: ABC banners printed on cardstock Hole punch Binder rings Markers and pens           1. First I printed an alphabet banner I found on another crafting blog here: http://www.montcomom.com/2011/07/getting-crafty-with-nicole-free-abcs.html Using a hole punch I punched holes on the top ends where I’ll attach the binder clips and also made a back and cover from…