Friday, July 1, 2011

1,2,3,4 Tic Tac and Toe!

Remember those? I did not know what to do with those. Why didn't I think of it before?

Magnets for the fridge, charm for the bottle cap necklace etc!

You remember the bottle cap necklace from a previous post, right? Nothing very special really, but for a little girl, they are fun. Fun to make as well. If you have several ones to change for everyday, you have to store them somewhere. Using them as magnets on the fridge is a good idea. I like things with a good or a double functionality. So I had this idea: A Tick- Tack- Toe Game to take with and storage utesilo for the bottle cap charms(or the wooden thingies I did not know what do do with)

Starting today, your little one has to carry (well you have to carry it:)) its jewelry with all the time.

What you will need:

  • 2 pieces of fabric about 20 x 20 cm
  • piece of batting about 20 x 20 cm
  • bias tape
  • bottle caps
  • images or stickers, scrap-booking paper for the bottle caps
  • ink jet spray
  • glossy accents from Ranger
  • metal washers
  • elastic hairband for the base necklace
  • some ribbon
1. There are many tutorials on the web to make the bottle cap necklaces. I made myself some images using the birdie and owl from my blog banner and some other cute pictures. Printed them on photo paper and sprayed them to protect the colors. I punched 2 cm circles with a Fiscars circle punch and glued it in place with glossy accents. I put some more glossy accents on top to seal the image and glued magnets on the back.

  2. I made a grid 15 x 15 cm divided into 5cm sections and marked a point on the middle of each square and transferred it onto the fabric.
3. Next, glue the washers on the marked points.

4. Lay the fabric down with the washers facing you, then the batting layer and the rear fabric and pin well to avoid puckering
5 Sew a straight stitch on the transferred lines pulling the fabric a bit to make sure that it does not pucker. 

6. Mark squares or circles around where the washers are and sew. This is to make sure that the washers do not slide around if you have to wash your utensilo roll.

 7. Sew the bias binding on. There is a great video tutorial from the Star Quilt Company on how to do a mitered corner. If you can see on the pictured, I messed a bit up joining the binding (sewing binding on is not my thing). Not a problem. Found a solution to cover it with some ribbon. Now the utensilo can be hanged up.

8. Sew the other ribbon for tying on the back side in the middle.

9. Give it to your princess and relax half an hour as your child will be busy moving the magnetic caps and be fascinated that they hold in place and one can put them together.

Let me know how it worked out for you and do show. If anyone would like to have the images I made for the bottle caps, shoot me a mail and I will send it to you. The doll on one of the pictures is from a digital scrap-booking set “Love Lives Here” from After Five Designs by Kristin Aagard and has a copyright on it. If I am sending you that contact sheet I will have to remove the Hello Kitty and the doll. Sorry.

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  1. This is ADORABLE! :) Bet your little one loves it! Thanks for sharing on Fancy This Fridays! I featured it today on the Truly Lovely Facebook page by the way! ;)

  2. Very nice idea - lovely!

  3. are soooo talented....
    "seven thirty-three---a creative blog" just did a post about you and i am so glad she did... :)

    i am now your newest follower...!! :)


  4. wow this is darling. you did a great tutorial!!! thanks:)

  5. This is the perfect idea for a game to play in the car. I am loving it right now. I also love the bottle cap necklace idea (never seen it before, I need to get out more ;) Great ideas, and a great tutorial. Thanks for sharing and linking up with us. We appreciate it.
    p.s. emailing you now to get a copy of the images you used :) Thanks.

  6. love love it!! had to tell ya again and say Thanks so much for linking up to "Tell me Tuesdays!"

  7. very very cute!!! great project!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Thank you everyone foe all the wonderful comments! I feel very motivated and inspired.

  9. We are featuring this idea on our blog tomorrow! Don't forget to grab our featured button ;) Thanks again for linking up.


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