Friday, October 12, 2012

Sew Happy :)

 I have just had a fantastic day running workshops at the Bernardo's Charity Event. The talented people running various tables in the room was amazing and it got me thinking about all the talents out there that lie undiscovered or come to us later in life. Before becoming obsessed will all things paper I was a Montessori Nanny,a Magazine Editor, a Receptionist, A secretary..........and the list goes on!!!! A long illness got me involved in papercraft and I haven't looked back since.

I have a friend Tara who is fantastic at sewing. It was a talent that was completely hidden to her until a couple of years ago and now she is just amazing with the great projects she makes. Sewing has unlocked a creativity inside her that she really didn't realize was there and now shes trying loads of new and different projects. As her Best Friend I of course LOVE IT!!!!!

When Docrafts came out with the "Happy Days" range I just knew I had to make something for Tara with it. I loved these little projects so much that I showed them in my demos before she even got her hands on them!!!

I found a little notebook in my local Bookstation shop which had the childrens character Miffy on the front. The front and back covers were easy to remove without damaging the wire binding so I just took them off and covered them with the Happy Days Paper and then added a little saying with some cardstock stickers.

A few years ago Docrafts brought out some Chipboard Albums in all different shapes. I took a circular chipboard page from one of them and covered it in the Happy Days Fabric paper. Then I re-punched the holes so I could pop the ribbon through them. To finish it off I used the cardstock letters to add the little saying.
I found the cute sayings on google as to be honest if you put a needle in my hand I would end up bleeding within about 5 minutes (Yep, sewing is not a talent of mine..........AT ALL!!!!) So google had to come up with good sewing quotes!

Hope you like the little projects :)

Happy Crafting Everyone :)


  1. Cliona both of these projects with the gorgeous colors and papers are perfect for your friend! I am sure she is going to love these wonderful gifts! xx

  2. great projects - she will love them!

  3. Gorgeous projects Cliona, I love the sentiments they are brilliant.

    Linda xxx

  4. A great idea Cliona. I never thought to cover the covers of a notebook etc. Thank you for your inspiration. Kay