Friday, January 29, 2010

Reversible Apron

I made this great apron at a craft retreat I attended this past weekend. While this is not the first apron I've made or even the first reversible apron, I'd never used an embroidery machine or used my machine's decorative stitching function, and I had no idea what a towel loop was. So I had a few firsts, learned something new, and had a lot of fun! Good thing the embroidery step came early or I might have opted to keep the apron for myself! Thanks, Bethany, for the great class!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

My first tutorial!

Cone shaped treat holder
12x12 double sided patterned paper
cutting tools, adhesives
accent papers, punches, brads
compass, piercing tool, wire, ribbon

Cut 12x12 paper diagonally - this works best with a cutting mat, ruler, and rotary cutter. You could also fold the paper diagonally and cut on the fold line.

Place the point of the compass on the center point of the long side of paper
(use your cutting mat to find the center) and draw the largest semi circle possible.

Cut out the semi circle using a rotary cutter or scissors.

Roll the semi circle into a cone. The point of the cone is where the point of the compass was placed. Make the cone fatter or skinnier to your liking (a fatter cone will hold more treats!). Use strong adhesive (such as sticky strip) to hold the straight outside edge to the outside of the cone. Don't worry about the inside edge, it will be held in place by the next step.

Make half inch deep cuts every quarter inch around the top of the cone.
Fold to the outside of the cone.

Stamp and punch images. Two small images to dangle from the bottom of the cone and a greeting to affix to the front of the cone. Put brad through one of the small images,
do not bend open yet.

Pierce the cone approx 1/4 inch from the bottom. Thread and twist wire leaving ends free.

Pinch one wire with the ends of the brad and twist wire around brad before pressing the brad open. Affix other small image to hide the back of the brad and twisted wire.

Punch holes at the top and make a ribbon (or wire) handle. Layer and adhere greeting to front.

These make great teacher, hostess, and thank you gifts!
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