Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Cheerful Grocery List Tablet...

I am posting this now because I had mailed it to England and Sherry has received it and it is on her blog today. Please visit Sherry to see all the wonderful things she creates and shares with us. This strip of fabric was wrapped around a wonderful gift of Greek Olive Oil soap and a magnet from Greece she sent me a while back. I knew I wanted to create something with this narrow strip of fabric but what would it be? The fabric is so soft and bright and cheery I kept thinking of grocery shopping. So this is what I made and sent to Sherry...
I cut the fabric in a long strip and folded it in the center. Then I cut two pieces of thin cardboard to make a front and back cover. Next was some black paper to cover the cardboard and then I stitched it all around. Inside I put text weight paper in the colors of white, yellow and green that can be written on. A piece of grosgrain ribbon along the top fold makes it sturdy. For a touch of decoration I added a cute orange flower button and a green suede leaf.
Now this is a cheery tablet for keeping a grocery list or whatever else needs jotting down.
Thank you Sherry for sending me this super fun fabric. It was inspirational.
Think of using some holiday fabric to make some note pads for quick gifts.
How would you use a narrow strip of fun fabric?
Happy creating...

13 comments:

  1. Isn't that smashing fabric! I'd probably make quilt blocks.

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  2. Wow..fabulous...such a beauty!! wonderful work!

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  3. Love the vibrant colors against the stylish black and white gingham!
    Happy hugs for a creative Wednesday. xxxx

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  4. Wow! You are amazingly creative, you just come up with all these fab ideas. I think you should write a book!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  5. How bright and cheerful! a wonderful gift!

    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck!
    hugs Lynn

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  6. What a beautiful blend of colors that inspire and remind me of ITALY, a place where lemons don't taste sour, but rather sweet and PUNGENT and delightful....such a sunny motif to keep you happy during the dark months to come! THANK YOU FOR VISITING ME LAST NIGHT! I is so nice to see you! Have a wonderful holiday season! Anita

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  7. I love this..and the fact that you took materials and reused them is just perfect! I do that with ribbons and papers and bows...flowers...well, really just about anything that can be reused...given a new life...a second purpose!

    the colours are so cheery and with the fruit theme...a grocery companion was T H E perfect choice!
    well done....

    ciao bella

    Creative Carmelina

    oh and congratulations on the clean bill of health and the lovely pink package....so fun! and pretty!

    xox

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  8. Oh my goodness, how absolutely yummy!!!!! Love it--a lot!!!

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  9. Have the loveliest of weekends, my friend xxxx

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  10. Hi Sherry, I've only just seen this post. Many thanks again for the gorgeous gift - and yes it'll be ideal for a shopping list. I love the embellishments you added, the colours are perfect and the suede leaf is so tactile - I love it!!

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  11. What a perfect use for the fabric. It is just beautiful. keeleyxx

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