Sunday, March 6, 2011

Iron Craft #10- the Fat Quarter

I was so excited to see fat quarters as the challenge this week for Iron Craft. I knew right away what I was going to make. A couple of weeks ago I had gotten some new makeup and some new brushes. These brushes needed something to hold them in and I knew just the thing. A brush roll. I had made crayon and pencil rolls for the boys a few years ago to hold crayons and colored pencils. I knew that all I needed to do was adapt it to hold the brushes and I was set. I am super happy with the results and even left room for a few more brushes. Now I need to make a pouch to match.
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Grandma joined us again this week. My brother has twin girls- Sophie and Gwyn who are 6 years old. Both of them have American Girl dolls. Grandma decided to use a fat quarters to make some clothes for the dolls. Each piece in the outfits is made with a fat quarter but with the two girls she had to use more than one to make clothes. And being grandma, she did not stop with just one outfit for each doll. I know these outfits will be loved.

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I had another idea for Thing 1 and Thing 2 to do for their project. Both of them love to draw and write in journals so I thought that covering your basic composition book with a fat quarter would be the perfect thing for them to do. The hardest part was getting them to go with me to pick out the fabric.

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This project is really easy. Just measure out the dimensions of your book you are covering. Cut a piece of a fabric about an inch bigger and a piece of heat and bond. Adhere the heat and bond to the fabric. Once that is done you attach the fabric to the notebook. It is that simple. Now Thing 1 and 2 are set with a cool notebook to take on spring break.

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Looking forward to what the next challenge brings.... the boys wake on Thursday and always ask what we are doing next.


kat said...

Think I need to have you make me a case for my brushes too. The boys picked quite the fabric! If Susi & I do Project Project Runway again your mom will have to join in.

shopgirl said...

I love (love) the pictures of the boys working on their stuff. ! You are a great Mom! How fabulous!

Dr. Russ said...

Great job everyone. The fabric covered notebooks are HOT! Great work--I would be proud to carry either one of those notebooks.

Gingham Skies said...

Fantastic projects! I was considering covering books as well for this challenge and now that I see how great the boys' turned out I'll be adding it to my project list.

Gingham Skies said...

By the way I featured Thing 1 & Thing 2's fantastic books as one of my fav picks this week. :)