So you may remember my little chefs that I showed you last week, well this is what I did with them.
First of all, I decided to make a card (my goal to make at least one card per month is still on track!) I thought the little chefs would be great for both male and female recipients, but since females are soooo much easier to make for, I decided to go for the easy option. I can't take credit for this idea, I found it while
When you make the pocket, just be sure to put a thin strip of glue only on the base and the sides.
This idea can also be used to make a male card just by changing the colours. A dark blue and white stripe like the old-fashioned butcher's aprons would work well, or even use a natural coloured card. The possibilities are endless.
I then added my little chef to an oven glove!
After a quick trip to the craft store for some advice, (ok, it wasn't that quick!) I came back with some fabric glue, which I have been assured is permanent and washable. Having never used it before, I really don't know if this is true. If you've ever done anything like this before, I'd love to hear what product/method you used and how successful it was!
Another neat idea I found on the internet (if only someone would pay me to do this!) was this cute little post-it note cover.
The project I found on the internet didn't have the bottom fold, but I figured that if I were popping this little note holder into my bag, having the bottom fold over would stop the note pad getting bashed and bent. I just added a stick-on Velcro dot to keep the whole thing closed.
If I were doing this project again (which I will be!) I would put the Velcro nearer the bottom of the card. I thought this would be another great idea for when you need a little gift but can't think what to make.
Ok, still with me? Need another cuppa? We're almost there!
I used the 'We're having a barbeque' design and made it into a card invitation....
I love using ribbon on my cards, but didn't want to add a bow because I thought it might turn out too 'girly'. Instead I just tied a knot - so much easier than faffing about trying to get the perfect bow! I'll definitely be making more cards with knots from now on.
Another little change I would make if I were making more of these invitations , is to do the lettering in red thread to match the apron. I think it would stand out so much better, but hey-ho, we live and learn!
Phew! Told you I had been busy! I have one more item to show you using this chef set, but I'm going to save that for another day!
I think it's time for me to have a cuppa!
Speaking of tea, if you want to see the little thank-you gift I sent to Mouse, (she sent me the most gorgeous scissors) please pop over and visit her blog. You'll only see it there as I forgot to take a picture of it!
Anyway, until next time...happy stitching!