Heart Wristlet

Super Cute heart wristlet!
Things you will need
main fabric – Arrow fabric
lining fabric – chevron
zipper that spands the width of your heart – zipper
a metal loop, key finding, jewelry finding to attach the wrist strap – D ring
fusible fleece – http://go.magik.ly/ml/3od5/
Slice two of the piece of fabric in half as shown , this is where zipper will be placed

 cut and iron fusible fleece to fit the heart 1/4″ smaller (this will help reduce the bulk in the edges of the heart

 Using a hot iron press both sides, if you dont have fusible fleece a stabilizer material  will work as well

 place the top of the heart (main fabric) on your table right side facing up, place the zipper zipper side down onto the piece of fabric lining up the edges of the zipper with the bottom part of the heart piece, place the lining fabric ontop of the zipper right sides facing down. sew along the that edge as close to the zipper as you can get, if you have a zipper foot that would be the best option.

if you have difficulties placing the fabric please refer to my video tutorial linked below

once you finished sewing the zipper on fold the two pieces of fabric back to expose the zipper and sew along the edge near the zipper about a 1/4″ away for a nice top stitch

 now we will attach the bottom of the heart, laying down the main fabric and then the zipper portion (zipper down) and then lining right sides down, making sure the edges of the fabric all line up and the bottom of the hear lines up with the top of the heart on the sides. sew next to the zipper, sometimes its hard to get past the zip so if you sew a small portion of it and then take the piece of out of your machine to move the zip then you can get past it better.

flip open the fabric to expose the zipper and again top stitch 1/4″ away from the zipper
Note the zipperfoot is very handy and can butt up to the zipper
Now its time to attach the back of the heart!
keeping the sewn portion facing up, lay the main fabric heart down onto the sewn portion right sides down, then lay the lining fabric on top with the right side facing up.
slip in the loop on the right hand corner of the heart and pin in place.
FOR THE LOOPS AND WRISTLET STRAP TAKE THE STRIPS OF FABRIC FOLD IN EITHER SIDE 1/2″ AND PRESS, FOLD AGAIN AND PRESS 
THE STRAP SHOULD BE 1/2″ WIDE IN THE END, SEW ALONG THE EDGE TO CREATE THE STRAP
OR IF YOU DONT HAVE PATIENCE FOR THAT! USE RIBBON :d 
Sew all around the perimeter of the heart, once you have passed over the zipper (slowly) open it up half way and then continue on sewing the entire thing
once finished flip it right sides out
 it takes a minute or two and a little bit of finessing but it should look like this!
now for some top stitching 

very slow and steady when you go over your zipper! if its metal zip over the teeth!
and then your done! just in time for your valentines day dinner 😀 how adorable and it will fit a samsung s7 some money and a few small makeup items so thats a plus!

Leg & Chair Feet covers crochet pattern

Why Chair feet protectors? of course for the obvious reasons it protects your floors! it also protects your legs from nicks and dents but have you ever used the awful sticky chair protectors?  if you have pets as i do those sticky circles hold onto the fur and you have some very hairy table/chair leg feet… so gross haha so these are great and can be popped in the wash!

This pattern is for a standard table or chair leg, this leg is 1″ in width, of course there are way to many chair and table legs in the world for me to make a cozy pattern for each one leg so i will try to give you a few tips on on how to create one that will fit your legs perfectly

For this pattern i used a Cotton yarn

i used a 5mm hook

Darning needle

I like to use this yarn as its nice and strong, wont stretch over time and washes nicely in the washing machine.

The pattern is as follows

Create a magic ring, chain 2, double crochet 9 into the centre of that ring (10)

Slip stitch into chain two

Round 2 – *Chain 2, 1 double crochet into each stitch, slip stitch into chain 2 (10)

Round 3 – 5 * Repeat

If you want your cover to cover more of your table length you can add addition rows just repeat until you have reached your desired height

If you are having any difficulty please refer to the instructional video below

My Advice for you is to create this pattern try it on your chair and if it doesnt fit then you can adjust the pattern to meet your needs, if it fits then of course continue on making more to fit all of your chairs

If you have a tapered leg where the base is larger and it gets thinner then you can weave yarn through the stitches and create a tie around it so you can tighten it around the leg

If your base is smaller then 1″ then you can still follow the pattern with the stitches in a magic circle but to make it smaller use half double crochets or single crochet

Create a larger base

10DC in the centre of a magic ring and for the next round 1dc in the first 2dc in the next, repeat around till the end of the round

If this round fits then you will continue your rounds with 1stitch into each stitch

and for your height you can add or decrease the amount of rows until you have reached your desired height and how much of the leg you want to cover.

Bullet journal for beginners

 

What is bullet journaling?

A bullet journal is a customization and forgiving organization system, it can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, diary, calendar, and over all life tracker.

What do i need to get started?

First i would suggest finding a notebook you love, there are many notebooks designed for the bullet journaler in mind but at the end of the day any notebook that you love will do just fine

weather its lined paper, grid paper, dotted or blank these all are totally up to your own preference and dont add or take away the end result.

I will include a list of popular notebooks on the market today, the one i love to use is the Leuttreum1917

BondiBook

North Books

Miliko Transparent Cover

Miquel Rius

Moleskine

Once you have found the book of your dreams now you will need to find the tools, if you have a pen or felt tip marker that you love test it on the last page to see if it goes through your pages, the last thing you want is to start a page spread the discover your pen has bled through to the other side rendering the other side useless

I found these great pens from U-Brand that are bleed resistant from homesense and i only wish i could find them again here in Canada

Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens

Copic multi-liner

U-brand Gel pens

Tombo duel end brush pens

Different tools such as rulers, protractors, erasers, pencils, sharpeners are great to have on hand, i like to map out my spreads with pencil and then retrace with a black felt tip pen

From here you can of course add decorative touches, if you are a minimalist then you can of course stop there but if you are looking at this as a life tracker/creative outlet then you can add some personality with Decorative washi tape,  Water Colour, Markers, stickers, stamping and so many other things

OK! you are ready to start your spread, What items would you want to include in your planner? what things would you like to track?

Check out this awesome list, check off some of them and write them down.

100+ bullet journal ideas

plan out your first few pages, start off with a Title page

this can be very overwhelming to start and a bullet journal wont be made in a day just like Rome, even if you start planning for the month of February but work on making the journal in January so you are ready to go on the 1st of the month.

your first journal might not be everything you want it to be as its a work in progress, don’t get discouraged and write down all the things you like and disliked so next month or year when you buy your new journal you will have exactly the way it worked best for you

The great thing about this is its can be a journal of your life and you can collect these books over the year to have  to look back at memories and moments in time.