Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Freebie Friday 28!

Wow! This Friday came really quick! Or, maybe it's cuz the time went by so fast since I've been so preoccupied and enamored with my new little sewing machine. Heehee. Can you take a guess as to what today's Freebie might be? It's one of my new favorite sewing projects! Here it is: A handmade original by me - a Tissue Holder, embellished with the Flower Folds flowers :) The color reminded me of the new In Color, Dusty Durango with a hint of In Color Alumnus, Groovy Guava. Hope you like it! Who can't use a cute little tissue holder in their purse or car!

Here are some quick instructions, for those of you out there that might want to try your hand at making your own tissue cozy!

* 4 pieces of 5 3/4" x 4" rectangle fabric
* Thread
* Sewing Machine
* embellishments (your choice)

1. fold 2 of these pieces with the right side facing out, then iron down so you have a nice crease (these are the 2 flaps)
2. put the layers together:
-bottom layer face down
-next layer face up
-arrange your 2 folded pieces on top, so that the crease side is in the middle, open side on the edge
-now sew along all 4 sides about 1/4" from the edge
-turn inside out, and viola - you're done!
Back to the Freebie Friday giveaway...Are you ready to play? Now, all you need to do is leave me a comment on this post with your email address or blog url (basically, enough information so I can contact you) by Midnight Saturday, July 18th. The winner will be announced on Monday's blog post, so you can check back then.

You can leave me a comment about anything or you can answer the following question: What is your most coveted household appliance or item (non-crafting, that is)? I borrowed this question from one of the blogs I visit, but now can't remember which one - so forgive me, fellow blogger, for not giving propper props. You can email me privately and I'd be happy to share and send folks your way ;)


~amy~ said...

a-dorable little tissue cozy :) My fav kitchen appliance...toss up between my coffee maker and my rice cooker..LOL.

You've been rockin' your Janome!!!

Cindy Vernon said...

So cute! I use my rice cooker almost every day!

Aimee said... cute. Maybe SU! will carry fabric some day? :)
Well...I guess mine would be the sad is that?! lol

Ann said...

So cute!! Makes me want to get my machine fixed. At the moment, my favorite appliance is the ice maker in the freezer! It's HOT!!!

martha said...

My favorite household appliance would be my washing machine. I can't imagine doing all the clothes by hand or hauling to the laundromat every week.
What a fun sewing project and how clever to use the die cut flowers as embellishments!!

A Stamper's Journey said...

Your tissue cozy is adorable. I am with Aimee, my favorite household appliance is definitely my microwave.


Nancy L. said...

what cute project!
my toaster oven just died! i need a new one!!

Liz Miller said...

This is so cute!!! I love my coffee maker.

Anonymous said...

Very cute tissue cozy!
My favorite appliance would be my coffee grinder (I don't drink coffee, but I do grind up alot of flaxseed!) and I would not know what to do without my handy microwave!
Thank you for the intructions on how to make this cute project; maybe I will blow the dust off of my sewing machine and make this someday!
Thank you for the chance to win!
Have a great weekend!

Cyndy said...

My favorite household appliance? The one I use the most would be my microwave...with kids so fast and easy to heat things up and my favorite part...typically few dishes!

sherry said...

Cute tssue holder. Guess I'll have to uncover my sewing machine and make one. Probably the BBQ because I'm not the one that BBQ's, my husband is and of course that mwans I'm not cooking!!

no computer next week so if I win, I'll be back the 27th.

FibreJunky said...

My most coveted household appliance? I want an ice cream maker. Really cute tissue holder!

Melissa Sauls said...

Ok girl you know I LOVE that little Kleenex holders! Thanks so much for posting those instructions...I WILL have to make some of those!
My absolute favorite kitchen appliance would have to be my portable ipod player. Nothing like jamming out in the kitchen while cooking. LOL
That's probably not really a kitchen appliance though!! :)