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Another Zakka Swap

This time it’s magnets! I’m as excited for this one as I was for the last one…maybe more. I made a mosaic of fabric magnets I found on flickr that I love and/or things I think would work well as magnets (that I also love, of course). I’m already considering the possibility of sets of magnets to sell in my Etsy shop!

Any suggestions? Special requests?

RATZ Magnet Inspiration Mosaic

1. hexies, 2. hexie panda, 3. Little Mushroom Fridge Magnet, 4. VW Bug Sewing Buttons, 5. Felt Cookies, 6. itty bitty quilt block magnets, 7. Little Bird Fridge Magnet, 8. Tara, the magnets, 9. little pillow magnet., 10. Red & White Handsewn Fabric Flower Brooch / Hair Clip, 11. Felt Apple Fridge Magnet, 12. mushroom magnets, 13. flower pin

Spiral Bound Calendar Cover – Complete!


Calendar Cover
Originally uploaded by alyson_olander

This was just a quickie project for myself that may end up turning into more. I bought one of those spiral bound calendar books this year in order to keep myself better organized. I immediately thought of covering it, but I didn’t have the time, the inclination or the material I wanted on hand. Luckily all of those things came to me about a week an a half ago.

The fabrics are 100% cotton, the prints are from Jay McCarroll’s line for Free Spirit: Woodland Wonderland, which I got from Fabricworm on Etsy. The cover was really simple, and I feel good about it because I designed it, start to finish, myself. Plus it only took me a couple of hours to put together, including designing and measuring, which really is half the battle. The only thing I’ll keep in mind for the future is to maybe add some of the stiff interfacing just to the front and back covers so that they will be even more protective of the flimsy little calendar. But either way, I <3 it.

You can see more pictures of it on flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alyson_olander/3339549097/