I Made It! Monday

Life just seems to be unbelievably busy right now. With a baby on the way, I’m certain it’s only going to get worse. :( Oh well, things could be worse. :)

Here’s a favorite project from last week’s linky:

Would you believe this used to be a mirror? Go check out the transformation at The Rustic Pig.

Now on to this week. A few guidelines:

1. Please follow my blog. Check out the sidebar for some options.

2. Keep it family-friendly. I reserve the right to delete links.

3. Have fun! Visit some of the other linkers and share some comments.

4. Please post my button or a link to the party somewhere on your blog.

 

Ninth Street Notions
Ninth Street Notions

Shabby Fabric Bookmark DIY

This fun and simple DIY project is the perfect little gift for your kids, book club, or yourself. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that it uses up some of those pesky scraps you’ve got hanging around your sewing room.

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A little peek at the shabby fabric bookmark we’ll be making.

First, gather your supplies. You’ll need some fabric (scraps work great) as well as some chipboard. I recommend using an old cereal box or something like that.

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Next you’ll need to cut your pieces out. From the chipboard cut one piece that is about 7 3/4” x 1 1/4”. From your fabric cut two pieces that are each 8 1/2” x 2”.

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Next place your fabric pieces right side together and sew around three sides (two long and one short) with a scant 1/4” seam allowance.

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Through the open end of your bookmark, carefully slide your chipboard piece into the middle of the fabric.

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Sew up the open end with a scant 1/4” seam allowance. Next, using your smallest pair of scissors (or being extra careful with some giant ones!), snip all around your bookmark, being certain to not cut through your stitching. This creates a cute fringe.

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And that’s all there is to it! You’ve got yourself a cute shabby fabric bookmark to keep or give!

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Don’t forget to check out some of my other sewing tutorials like my upcycled circle skirt from a vintage sheet or my craft projects like this fun button wreath!

Out of Town

Well, I’m out of town, and I’ll be taking a blogging break.

In the meantime, don’t forget to link up to I Made It! Monday. I’m excited to see what you’ve been creating lately!

I Made It! Monday

Life is totally crazy right now. We’ve been busy doing some volunteer construction work, and today we’re leaving for a week-long class Erik is taking on the other side of the state. Oh my!

In other news, here’s a great project from last week:

Isn’t this a pretty wreath by Romance on a Dime?  I love the bright colors and textures.

Now on to this week. A few guidelines:

1. Please follow my blog.

2. Keep it family-friendly. I reserve the right to delete links.

3. Have fun! Visit some of the other blogs and share comments.

4. Please post my button or a link to the party somewhere on your blog.

Ninth Street Notions

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Baby Bump Pictures!

Just thought I’d share a couple pictures of my ever-growing baby bump with you!

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I’m at almost 17 weeks now, and I’m feeling pretty good. I can feel my belly stretching out every day.

I even bought maternity pants. I know. I know. I probably could have got by with my old jeans for a bit longer, but they were getting quite uncomfortable, and I am volunteering on a project this weekend that I figured those old pants just wouldn’t cut it. We have a great local store that re-sells baby and maternity things, so I picked up some petite maternity jeans for $8 each. Couldn’t pass that up, really.

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And isn’t my Shabby Apple dress amazing? I won it from another blog last week, and it fits just great over my growing belly. The color is so pretty as well.

p.s. I just noticed my eyes are kinda closed in that last photo. Oh well. I’m tired. Smile

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