DIY Fabric yo-yo Coin Purse

Yo-yo Coin PurseUpon request, I’m re-posting the directions for making a fabric yo-yo coin purse.  It was first published in 2011.  The tutorial for this coin purse was also published in Haute Handbags Magazine.

Supplies:

Coin purse frame set (pictured above) – I purchased this one at Daiso. You can also find them on Amazon.

Fabric and matching thread

2 Buttons

E-6000 Glue

Scissors

Pliers

DIY yo-yo coin purse 3First create two fabric yo-yo’s. The size of your yo-yo’s will depend on the size of your purse frame. Most frames come with a pattern.  You will need to make your yo-yo’s the size of that pattern. You can find the directions to make fabric yo-yo’s here.

DIY yo-yo coin purse 4Hand sew wrong sides together with a whip stitch (refer to blue dots in photo).

DIY yo-yo coin purse 5Cut raffia (should come with kit) to the length of your frame. Sew on to the opening of both sides of the purse.

DIY yo-yo coin purse 6Add glue to inside of the frame. Push fabric into the inside of the frame. Crimp the frame closed with a pair of pliers. Cover frame with fabric when crimping to protect the frame.

*Usually a purse frame will come with instructions similar to this tutorial.

Yo-yo Coin PurseDone.

Paris Street Style Coloring Book

Fashion Coloring Book 3

Paris Street Style by Zoe de las Cases

It looks like the coloring book craze isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon.  I keep seeing new coloring books popping up. One book that caught my eye was Paris Street Style by Zoe de las Cases.  I was drawn to this coloring book because of the subject matter, fashion.  It’s the perfect subject for coloring.  There are no rules on how to color a dress or pair of shoes.  Each coloring page is a fresh canvas.

As usual, I’m going to share a few pictures from the book.  When it comes to craft books, you need to see if the content appeals to you.  I could go on and on about a craft book but if you don’t find the content appealing, my words mean nothing.

Fashion Coloring BookThe first thing I noticed about this coloring book is that all the pages are sketches.  To me, it’s like coloring the pages of someones well thought out sketchbook.

Fashion Coloring Book 4Another detail I should point out is that the book is 8in x 8in with 96 pages.  This makes the book a little hard to lay flat.  I had to force the book flat to color the pages.

Fashion Coloring Book 2Not all the pages are of people.  There are many pages filled with patterns.  This coloring book offers a lot of variety.

Fashion Coloring Book 5Some of the pages consist of collections such as these sewing supplies.  Other collections include: shoes, skirts, bathing suits and underwear.

Overall,Paris Street Style is a fun coloring book for teens and adults.  It’s great for travel when you want something to do/make without all the baggage.  I have this book on my coffee table with a cup of color pencils.  When friends visit, they can pick up the book and color if they want.

If you would like to learn more about Paris Street Style, please visit Penguin Random House.

I received Paris Street Style through Blogging for Books.

Printable: Guitar Valentine Cards

Guitar ValentineBack by popular demand, Printable Guitar Valentines!

Over the past week, I’ve been receiving emails for this guitar valentine.  I’m sorry if I haven’t returned your email, I’ve just been really busy with life.  Last weekend I was in Carmel with my husband.  It was the first time in over 12 years that we were away from our children for more than one night! Crazy. I’ve also been shuttling children to school, practices, etc.  I’m heading up Art Night at our school again.  And last, I’m leading a Divorce Care 4 Kids class at our church.  But enough about me, here’s the directions to the guitar valentines:

Supplies:

Heart Shaped Lollipops

White Card Stock

Scissors

Hole Punch

Double Stick Tape

Guitar Valentine 5Click here for Guitar Valentine Printable.

Guitar Valentine 6Cut out the cards and punch a hole in the center of them, refer to picture.

Guitar Valentine 2Fold in the packaging of the lollipop and tape down. This will prevent it from showing once the card is attached.

Guitar Valentine 3Place the card onto the lollipop stick. Using double stick tape, attach the bottom corners of the guitar together. Rock out.

Guitar Valentine 4

Time for a Change

Christmas pictures on instagramIt’s time for me to take a break from this blog.  Most likely it will be a permanent one.  The truth is my heart  just isn’t in it anymore.  I think I’ve known that for a while now.  I think many of you have known that too.  So thank you for all the comments, the kind words,  the shares, the likes and everything in between.  These past eight years have been a blast!

That said, I’ll still be around on Instagram (photos above) and sharing what I’ve been up to. If you want to keep in touch on Instagram, click here.

A Visit from St NickI also started writing a web comic for fun.  It’s called Lilly the Pug and you can find it on Tumblr (click here).

Wishing you all a very Happy Holidays.

With Love,
Jessica

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