Monday, 17 October 2011

A Wedding Matchbook

I did get this idea from Helen at itsallfiddlefart blog. So I will not claim the glory for what I think is a fantastic idea. I bought a load of sixpences from Ebay after finding out that Hubs has a load in the loft. Doh moment. This match book was made by cutting out the bits by hand. I know that there is a Sissix matchbook die, but I ain't got it, so good old fashioned hand cutting and I used a hole punch to make the holes. You need to cut two pieces of card the same width. I folded the outer bit using 1 cm at the bottom and in the middle to creat the top fold. Then you simply fold the inside bit, punch the holes in the same places and trim so that it fits Neatly inside.

My new camera isn't particularly great at picking out the detail, but the front reads' A little something for your Wedding Day' whilst the inside reads 'Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence for your shoe'.

I will be attending a good friends wedding soon and I felt this was a fab gift to give her on her hen night.

Christmas Decoration

Every year in October I say that I am going to decorate the tree with all natural decorations. Every year, the same old plastic stuff comes out. I dream of dried orange pieces, felt hearts, pine cones with glitter and some gingerbread salt dough decs with lots of gingham ribbon.

Maybe this year, I may achieve my dream. But I suppose that all of the stuff I have collected over the years will not go up. The little plastic balls with pics of the kids in. The special balls that the kids made etc.

I started it off anyway this year by making a stuffed heart. Cut a bit of card in half to make a heart shape, draw round and cut out two shapes. I did the embroidery first and I know it's a bit wobbly but hey ho. Then blanket stitch round leaving a gap to stuff a bit of wadding, finish sewing up and you have a nice Christmassy heart.