Thursday, 16 January 2020

Reusable Face Cloths from Baby Muslins & TGIFF

I'm so excited, this is my first time hosting Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.  Please be gentle with me and if I've forgotten anything or made a mistake please let me know.  Scroll down to find the link up.


I seem to be starting the new year with some quick and easy projects.  I'm thinking that's quite a good thing as it's meant I've been able to make a sizeable dent in my "to sew" list.  I'm definitely a list maker type or more to the point a list ticker offer type - that's a thing right?  So I'm starting off on a high, feeling like I've achieved something.  

I think this is the quickest easiest project I'll be doing in the foreseeable future.  It hardly even warrants a tutorial, it's so simple.

My lovely Aunt gave me some posh cleanser a few years ago and it came with a couple of cloths.  I'm still using them long after the cleanser has been used up.  They have a rough texture that makes my skin feel scrubbed clean.  But best of all I use less than half the amount of cleanser I'd been using previously.  

They're getting a little worn so I set about replacing them.  When I looked closely at the fabric it was identical to the baby muslin's I'd horded in my fabric stash because "they'll be useful one day".  Within less than half an hour I'd made myself a colourful set of new cloths.

Here's the tools and materials I used to make my new face cloths:

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I started by pressing the muslin's to keep them flat. 

Then I cut them in half with my rotary cutter.  I did all four at once because I can.


I decided these were too big so I cut them in half again.

To finish the edges I ran them through my overlocker.


And voila.  Not that it requires much of a fan fare but they make me happy and brighten my day.  Plus they cost me nothing so I'm a very happy bunny.

Here's the tools and materials I used to make my new face cloths:

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Linking Up to:
Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday - Scroll down for the party, I'm hosting this week


Here are some of my other sewing up-cycle projects:



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Wednesday, 15 January 2020

My Love Robot Handmade Valentines Card


This cute robot is the perfect antidote to the traditional floral, cutesy valentines cards.  I mean really what bloke wants a card with a teddy bear on it??  A robot now that's a different matter. 

This card is available to buy from my NuMonday shop.  Or you can scroll down to see how I made it and what you'll need to make your own.


He's hand coloured with ProMarkers in shades of grey with a pop of bright red for the rose he's holding.

Here's the ProMarker colours I've used to colour him in:



I've added a simple little greeting which reads "My Love".  So this card would be perfect for an anniversary card as well as for Valentines Day.

The greeting in hand cut from the First Edition Sweet Nothing Paper Pad.  It's stuck in place with a 3D foam pad to give it a bit of dimension.



The edges of the layers have been distressed with a deep pink colour which gives the card a fabulous grungy feel to it.

I've done this using Tim Holtz Distress ink pads and an applicator tool.



The card is accented with silver gems for a touch of sparkle.

I use a pair of precision tweezers to position these just perfectly.



The inside of the card is also decorated for a really impressive finish.


This card is available to buy from my NuMonday shop

Tools and Materials:
The digi is by Polly Craft who are unfortunately no longer open, which is a real shame as her designs were really lovely.

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Here are some of my previous romantic cards:

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