Sew Fine Fabric: Obsessively Selected (GIVEAWAY!)

I am a lover of fabric, so when I visited Sew Fine Fabric on ETSY and started looking around, my head started to spin from the gorgeous selection that I found in this adorable shop.  Jodi is the curator of Sew Fine Fabric and, as her shop header suggests, she is obsessive about the fabrics that she selects for her shop.  And can I say that she has excellent taste!  The result is a collection of beautiful, high quality fabrics that will make you drool on your keyboard (keep a towel handy for cleanup).

Yes, you read that right!  Keep on reading…

The shop holds no less than 650+ items waiting for a new home, including fabric by the yard, half yard cuts, fat quarter cuts, scrap bag and bundles.

Sew Fine Fabric carries organic cotton fabrics, traditional cottons and home decor weights as well… in all of the bold and bright designs that I love.

But that’s not all you’ll find!  Jodi also carries washi tape, twine, and cute little bags…

 

Jodi is extremely sweet and wants your business!  She’s able to do custom listings so don’t hesitate to contact her if you don’t see what you need.  Sew Fine Fabric is offering FREE shipping on US orders for the remainder of 2012!  Orders ALWAYS ship within 24 hours of purchase so you can get crafty!! 

Today, Jodi is giving away one $50 gift card to her shop!  What a generous gift!

There are plenty of chances to win by using the Rafflecopter widget below.  I’ll take entries through midnight on Wednesday and email the winner shortly after.  Good luck!

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Make Your Own Washi tape ornaments!

The snow has now turned Sweden in to a winter wonderland and advent stars are lighting up the dark afternoons. We’re heading towards christmas and we love it. On our wishlist this year is more time spent with the children. What better way to do it than by making christmas crafts. Today we’re going to show you how to make super easy paper ornaments. A craft for children of all ages.

You need white heavy weight paper, washi tape or colored masking tape and a pair of scissors.

 

1. Download and use our pdf template to draw ornaments on to the white heavy weight paper. Then cover the ornament with stripes of tape. As you can see the lines are clearly visible through the tape.

 

2. When you’re pleased with your design, trim off the excess paper and tape.

 

Punch a small hole at the top and add a string of thread for hanging. Done!

Washi tape, or decor tape, is fun and easy to work with. It’s not at all messy and perfect when working with kids.

 

The ornaments can be used in christmas trees or just taped onto a wall. Freja also turned some of hers into gift lables. This one is for me. It says ”To Mom, From Freja”. I must have been good this year!

Visit us at Pysselbolaget.se for more family crafts!

Tutorial: Washi Tape Thank You Cards.

I love washi tape!

Washi tape is so versatile!  You saw Linda, from Craftaholics Anonymous, create adorable gift tags with washi tape.  Today I’ll show you how to make pretty custom thank you cards.

What You’ll Need:

  • blank card
  • exacto knife
  • washi tape in different colors and designs
  • self healing mat
  • stamp and stamp pad

 

First lay your blank note card flat on your self healing mat with the outside of the card facing up.  Start laying strips of washi tape horizontally.

Make sure to lay the pieces of tape as straight as you can, leaving space for your “thank you.”  I used a rubber stamp and red ink on this card.

Press all of the tape edges firmly to your mat.  Use your exacto knife to cut along the edge of the card as closely as you can without cutting the card itself.

That’s it… you’re done!  You have a beautiful handmade thank you card and it only took a few short minutes!

What have you used washi tape for?

Where is your favorite place to buy it?