This week is all about inspiration, and from one of our favorite places Pinterest. Being that a pile of fabric strips were sitting at the end of the craft table, a quilted project seemed like a perfect way to go. The search began and found a little inspiration though this photo.
With strips of torn fabric, the basket weave effect came to be. Once each strip was in place, using fusible fleece, the front woven panel was then ironed together and trimmed along each side. The back panel of the pillow was then constructed from one solid piece of fabric and ironed on to fusible fleece as well.
The bunny was cut from two piece of white fabric fused together using fusible web, light weight. Found a bunny pattern on Pinterest here and cut out from fabric. Added thread for the eye. Used SpraynBond Fusible Adhesive Spray for the backside and ironed on to the pillow to keep in place as it was stitched to the pillow. The pillow was then constructed, stuffed and completed with a stitched side and a pom-pom tail.
Spring Bunny Pillow by Andrea Budjack
If you search Pinterest for altered composition books, there is tons of fabulous inspiration available. They make a nice, personalized and cheap gift!
Start with a plain composition book – many dollar stores carry them.
Using Therm O Web Super Stik, completely coat the cover of the book and the back side of patterned paper with adhesive. Coating the cover and the paper insures permanent sticking power.
Don’t cover the binding with patterned paper. Instead use some Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and a wide ribbon or trim.
Cut strips of the Therm O Web SuperTape Sheets and completely cover the binding:
Peel off the red protective backing an apply ribbon and trim to fit. Once the cover and binding are done, decorate the cover with other embellishments. (Zots are perfect for adding buttons!)
Next, to make tabbed pages, cover several pages with Therm O Web Memory Runner XL adhesive and cover with patterned paper here:
For a page with a seam, cover the seam with Sticky Lines:
and add a trim:
And there you have it, a very inexpensive but super cute gift inspired by Pinterest!
Altered Composition Book by Rebecca Keppel