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Thursday, 12 June 2014

Gingham Pink!

Hello friends
I was asked recently to re-feature this project - 
my iPad cover made from an Ikea tea towel!  
They are purchased in a pack of two, £4.75 which is handy as one is for the outer pattern,
the other for the lining.  You will see the hanging loop doubles as a closure.
I basically made a long bag and added some wadding.
 The fun bit was decorating it with felt die cuts - 
butterflies, Spiral Blossoms and Foliage. 
Fabri-Tac is superb for keeping everything in place (less sewing then too!)
It need not be an iPad cover, it could be a jewellery case, cosmetic bag,
the list for recycling tea towels could be endless! 

Some new goodies have arrived in the shop - pretty totes (with butterflies of course!)
new Card-io stamps, sets of miniature stamps to create 
beautiful effects and backgrounds -


I have the acrylic stamp pegs/rods too.

Stop by tomorrow - FDD (goodness it comes around quickly!)
Take care friends.

25 comments:

Maggie Phillips said...

Good morning Christine. I loved your ipad cover the first time round and it still looks incredible! Hugs,
Maggie x

Carole Z said...

Hi Christine, I love this even more today, it's such a great idea and looks gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

Stamping Bubbles said...

Morning Christine
Your ipad cover is so pretty. I can't believe that it started life as teatowels. They look far too pretty to use to dry dishes.
The sun is shining here today and I hope it is for you too.
Lesley

Chris said...

A lovely idea and such pretty tea towels, Christine. I like the new stamps too.
Chris xx

Wendy L said...

Fab idea
xxxx

nattyboots said...

Hi Christine

You do have some really good ideas your i pod cover is just gorgeous,

I am liking the New Oriental blossom stamps, and would love a demo on them and how you use the stick's when you get time as i know you are very busy ? { sorry if i seem a bit thick but they are a new one on me}
I have been completely out of touch with stamping for a while but fully intend to start again .

We have sunshine at the moment ,just hope it lasts .
Take Care
Elaine H X

nattyboots said...

LOL oops i pod, ?????
Ipad goodness , i am showing my age when i can't come to grips with the right word ,
Made me laugh anyway .

My excuse to the Grandchildren is " i just had a Senior Moment "

Take care
Elaine H X

ElizabethS said...

Morning Christine, love your ipad cover it is so pretty and summery.
Talking of summery, it is lovely and sunny outside. My washing is out on the line, hanging basket watered and it is not quite 7.30 am. I will be tired when I get to work, hehehe.
Looking forward to FDD tomorrow.
Enjoy your day.
Elizabeth x

val jones said...

Hi Christine. Lovely I pod cover. How bright and cheerful.
Just love the Card io stamps. I have some that are attached to wooden posts. I think they were the originals.
Love Val in Spain x

hazel young said...

Lovely ipad cover and a great use of materials xx hazel

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. Great idea, using tea towels is so much cheaper than buying material and you get an original item : ) Such a pretty cover and the flowers are gorgeous. I am off to have a look at the new goodies, no doubt my wish list will be longer afterwards : ) Take care.

Anonymous said...

Good morning Christine,(another lovely day here in the South East)I love the tea towel ideas, your ipad/make-up bag is lovely.
Carole N

Lucycat said...

Hi Christine,
Love the ipad cover,such a good idea.
Looking forward to FDD,where do the weeks go.
Have a good day. Take care. x.

Ros Hodgkin said...

Hello Christine, the iPad cover looks very pretty.
X Ros

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
A very clever idea, such pretty tea towels.
Lydia
X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the cover it's so pretty love Jean Z xx

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
Wow they are seriously gorgeous tea towels, way to nice
For dish drying!
Such a great great idea, just adding those few simple decorations and it's transformed, Do IKEA deliver these days?
Looking forward to FDD tomorrow.
Hugs to all,
Sandra xx
Ps Congratulations Mrs B, you were quite the TV celebrity yesterday xx

Maggie said...

Hello Christine. How clever of you to stock the card-io stamps. I fell in love with them at a stamp show and have been using them ever since. When you need a quick card they are magic as the patterns grow so quickly. I think I'd rather use new teatowels! xxMargaretxx

Debbie Tinks said...

What a good idea Christine ...with the tea towels...
Happy crafting ....

Susan P, Kent said...

What a pretty and practical use for a tea towel! Much nicer than the job they were intended for.

Janice said...

Hi Christine
Such a pretty project, I'd quite forgotten about it!
Like Val, I've got three or four sets of the wooden post stamps and really like them! Great for decorating the back of the envelopes match the card too.
Janice x

Patricia Howarth said...

Evening Christine, Your ipad cover is lovely, love the colours and patterns and the embellies are gorgeous.
I love card-io stamps, they are fabulous and I have lots.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Janice said...

A beautiful ipad Christine, it just shows how creative you are. Janice xx

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine love this I pod cover,and of course the butterfly ,thanks for the inspiration.
Ita.

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Christine love this I pod cover,and of course the butterfly ,thanks for the inspiration.
Ita.

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