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January 20, 2011, 8:09 pm
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Fabric Upholstered Folder
August 14, 2009, 5:28 pm
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Today, I decided to take the day to devote a craft project for my mom…. She had asked me to print out some recipes for her, so I thought, “I’ll make it special”…. or “Mol-ify” it…. So then it hit me, I had seen a lovely line of fabric covered folders in a local stationary store for about 5KD (about $20 each) and I thought…. to buy or to make?? Surely making it wud be much more fun!!! Don’t believe me? Try it! Its also easy enough to make with kids! This tutorial is just to make the basic cover, but with a bit of glue and alot of imagination you cud embellish it to your hearts content!

You will need the following:

1 two-ring binder

Some fabric

Fabric Glue

Dressmaker’s Chalk


Stuff you need

Step 1:

Lay the fabric on a flat surface, up (patterened) -side down, and lay the binder down as shown, keeping it as flat as possible (I used 2 candle holders to keep it flat). Draw a line about one inch around the whole folder.

Hold down and draw around the binder

Step 2:

Cut the fabric on the line, and iron.

Step 3:

Next, using a paintbrush, put a light even coat of fabric glue ON THE BINDER… its important that this is done quickly and without globs of glue…


Step 4:

Now you’re ready to lay the fabric on the glue…. again, do this relatively quickly as the glue will dry!!!! Avoid crinkles sticking by flattening with the palm of your hand. Leave to dry for about an hour.

Step 5:

Now we need to stick down and seal the edges of the fabric. With the paint brush, put a coat of glue on the upper and lower borders of the file, just enough for the fabric to stick to. Stick them down.

Step 6:

Next we need to snip off the little square in the corner of the file, you don’t HAVE to do it but it makes it less bulky and messy looking.

Step 7:

Almost there!!! Just lay down the last strip of glue and stick the last bit of loose fabric down and voila! You have a funky new file!


This was just my first one but I plan on having a whole bunch of really funky looking files for the next college year!

Happy Crafting!

Thanks for looking!

La Vida Es Un Carnival!!!
May 2, 2009, 2:48 pm
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Ello! It’s been a while…. I’ve been avoiding typing up a new post for my blog for a while now… that and juggling somewhat of a difficult year full of not-so-unfortunate events….

Now, for the past number of weeks, myself and my two lovely younger siblings have been preparing for ACK’s very first annual carnival which is due to take place on the 7th of May this year. Sewing machine jams, endless nagging and crying with a seam ripper in-hand are but a few of what the past weeks have been about….. I got to spend alot of time with my sisters which i havent been able to do in the past 5 and a half years. It hit me only last week that I really had to get to know them all over again as “the kids” plus all the time i spent away…. I know that when they read this it’ll put a goofy smile on their faces and hopefully land me a hug! (hint hint…)

I know this post is short but….. the next one will be great! and chocked full of photographs…. I refuse to list the stuff we will have on sale because im just weird like that sometimes…. but pictures paint a thousand words and you WILL enjoy them.


Red Dragon Craft Fair Weekend
May 7, 2008, 10:24 pm
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Swollen feet, funky gastric experiences, smiling muscle strain…. Yes everybody! I made it through my first proper craft fair! Despite the iffy food smell sticking to my clothes and the long hours spent on my feet it was one of the best weekends I had ever experienced! It was my sister Mish (check out her blog HERE), proud founder of natural organic handmade soap company, Miche Wishi, who had convinced me to participate in the craft fair. So we decided I would test out the craft market waters with a half-table selling hand crocheted items and a random selection of items I found I could make without any trouble. Two weeks of endless crafting ended in a wonderful weekend full of a vast array of great encounters with other crafters. Definitely something I would kill to do again… but seeing as I was able to fill a half table doing only 2 weeks of work (with the help and inspiration of Machelle, of course!), my next aim is to have a full 6 foot table to fill with my funky crafts to display and share with the world of crafters and handmade product appreciators (huh? Lol)

Handmade jewellery, woodworking, bathcare, and the funkiest accessories I’ve seen in such a small place all at one time!!!

This is Little Mae. She was the first of 6 Crochet dolls with wacky hair that I had decided to make. She, along with the rest of her fellow Crochet-tians were sent away to what I am sure were great homes where they will be appreciated and well taken care of 🙂

My Kryptonite…. at least in the beginning!!! hehehe…. These bracelets made my cortical hormones soar to their peak levels!!! But I got the hang of things eventually 🙂

Hope you enjoyed this post on my adventure in craft-fairing!

Feel free to enjoy the photos of my table at the fair below!

My table on day one

My table on day one (above)

The amoebug family…. So cute!! Dont cha think?

and the morning of the last day… this is what i was left with..

The next biggest thing after the Spork?
April 8, 2008, 3:34 pm
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Just like all past lifesaving discoveries, like the electricity, light and the macarena…. something new has emerged…I am talking about us… the YouTube generation. Haven’t you already realised how much YouTube has changed your life? How much it has changed the world? Be it seeing an old friend in the street or sitting bored out of your head at the back of a lecture theatre, the word(s) “YouTube” somehow pops up everywhere!!! You could be sitting talking to a friend about feckall… if you type those words into the search box you are guaranteed to find something…. its just scary how much this one idea has englufed the entire world into this almost addictive state. I heart YouTube.

Below I have listed my top 5 favourite videos from YouTube:

5) Daft Hands – Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger – (You gotta love it!)


4) Looty Baby (HAHA!)

3) Achmad – A Classic!! U Gotta Love Him!!!


2) Tommy Tiernan – LOL! Well… It’s NOT CORK!!!!



1) Hooooo3!


Hope you enjoyed this post!!! I say “Hail to the new generation, the YouTube Generation!! Oh Yeah!”

Feel Free To Post Your Fave Links to share with everyone else!!!

Spot the duck
February 12, 2008, 10:45 pm
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Spot the Duck

Ahhh…. What a beautiful day this was…. Myself and my snapping buddy Valí were taking a nice long walk on the South side on our way to the bird sanctuary (known locally as the Lough)… the wind was so strong I felt like I was about to be blown off the face of the earth!! ANYWHOO…. back to todays post…. when we reached the Lough we popped over to the petshop round the corner to buy some birdfeed…. the lovely shop owners not only gave us a giant free bag of bird feed but also allowed us to take a photo of them!!! (they insisted actually!!)

There were loaaaaads of seagulls… there was a family bringing out a bunch of stale bread to feed the birds and the seagulls swooped in to get it… they were coming from everywhere… and you can see a bird coming in from all angles in this shot… but lets see if u can spot the intruder lol…. like he even stands a chance!!!