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The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest ~ Sir Thomas Moore ~

Friday, May 30, 2014

Sentimental Symbols ...

Fly On Gentle Wings
Cuff Bracelet
A gentle positive affirmation that I wear on my wrist.
Today, I thought I would share how I make it & also, how I made my little key chain.
You probably have most of the items already & can easily improvise adding what is personal & special  to you. They each take very little fabric.
Tools & Materials
metal heart embellishment/trinket
small bird stamp
small alphabet stamp
stamping ink
3 white buttons
needle and thread
sewing machine
*cut a strip of fabric 8" x 2 1/2 "
*layer with small pieces of fabric and lace to create a multi dimensional look.
*on a small square of fabric, stamp with bird stamp.  fray edges of fabric.
*when you are happy with the arrangement of your layered pieces, sew them all in place. allow your lace to overlap slightly as this will become the three button holes you will need.
*attach heart embellishment to cuff.
*stamp on a long thin strip of fabric words that have a special sentimental meaning to you. I chose FLY ON GENTLE WINGS .
* cut out words and sew individually onto cuff.
*attach 3 buttons along one half of cuff with sewing needle and thread.
Slip on your wrist and look down often to admire
I Hear You Singing To My Soul
key chain
Tools & Materials
2 buttons
sewing machine
needle and thread
key chain
small alphabet stamp
stamping ink
bird stamp
*cut 2 pieces of fabric 4 1/2" x 2 1/2" and stitch together
*sew a piece of lace along the bottom
on a small piece of lace, add a decorative button and attach to bottom right hand corner
*on a small square of fabric, stamp with bird stamp.  fray the edges of fabric and using sewing machine, sew on to key chain.
*fold a small strip of lace in half and attach to top of fabric, holding in place with a small decorative button
*attach key chain to lace loop & your house key & close to lock
*on a long thin strip of fabric, stamp a sentiment that is near and dear to your hear,
I chose " I hear you singing to my soul"
* cut out so that your sentiment is in separate words and sew each word onto the back of the key chain
clip on to your purse
or for me, my gathering bag
all ready to take on my walk & fill with found treasures
All the above can be found in the Winter 2013 issue of Belle Armoire "Sentimental Symbols"
~Have a wonderful weekend~
♥ D


Julie Marie said...

Those are so beautiful Deb!... I love your gorgeous cuff bracelet... I would make one, but I don't know how to do buttonholes!... the keychain is darling, I may try to make one of those... I have some fun Nature stamps, and the mini alphabet stamps... and your gathering bag is my favorite of all!... hello little bunny!... wishing you a blissful weekend, xoxo Julie Marie

La Table De Nana said...

I simply love everything and thank you as I will try ..
Hopefully with some degree of success..
Yours are all beautiful.
What an inspiring post!
Hope you don't mind I am Pinning to do:)
Again thank you!

Seawashed Kerrie said...

So delicate and lovely. Your pieces sing to my soul too.

Deb said...

hello Julie marie ~ oh these are so easy. perfect way to use your lovely nature stamps. I don't do button holes either ... the lace is an easy way to cheat :-)I had some lace with an "open weave" but a little snip in any lace would work ♥ email me with any ?'s. have a wonderful weekend with tessy xo

Deb said...

thank you Monique & I am so happy you will pin them to create ♥ I know yours will be very beautiful & unique (just like you) xo

Deb said...

thank you Kerrie ♥

June said...

I have wanted to make a cuff for a long time Deb and now with this tutorial I just may get it done. I love all three of your beautiful creations. Your gathering bag is a treasure!
sending hugs...

Stins said...

Very pretty and so sweet...
What a great way to use words!
Have a great weekend, love from Mirjam.

Jenni said...

These are so beautiful and you made the instructions so simple, i definitely want to try these, they are so creative :)

Deb said...

hello june ~ I hope you make a cuff & if you do, hope you share it on your blog ~ I would love to see it ♥ thank you for your kind words xo

Deb said...

thank you stins ~ I hope you had a wonderful weekend also ♥

Deb said...

Hi jenni ~ thank you for taking the time to tell me that! I so appreciate it. I hope you love making them as much as I did ♥