I made this 12″ x 12″ paper quilt square last week. It’s for my Mom to hang on the wall of her sewing room, where she creates her gorgeous full-size fabric quilts. The stitch and sewing-themed stamps came from a great local store called Blockheads. (Click the photo to visit their website.)
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I haven’t really done too much jewelry-making, but a recent search for a specific elastic cord led me to a local bead store.
While they did not carry the elusive cord. my stop nevertheless resulted in the following impulse acquisitions:
* 7 pairs of fun dangling charms (they have a loop at or near the top, as opposed to a hole through them like actual beads)
* 7 pairs of earring hooks (in colors to match the charms)
* a small package of jump rings in various sizes and colors (necessary to connect the charm to the hook)
* a set of three small pliers (chain nose, round nose, and needle nose)
I took my findings home and watched this quick tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2OihVBhCes
After less than an hour of work, I had 7 new pairs of earrings. And even though I didn’t technically make the entire item myself, the processes of searching for the perfect parts, assembly, gifting, and wearing proved to be just as rewarding.
My brother and his family gave me a gift card to this awesome paper store for my last birthday. I thanked them with this card.