Superhero Bonanza — Part 1

It really has been a while since my last post, but that’s not to say that there hasn’t been lots of crafting going on in the background! Unfortunately, uni work has really taken off which means that instead of crafting and blogging, I have been crafting and reading/note taking/assignment writing. Guess which one is more fun?!

The beginning of the month saw a big birthday for my boyfriend. He is a huge fan of superheroes (I can’t quite emphasise just how much of a fan he is) so the theme of his presents was an easy one to choose, to say the least!

I decided on making him an iPad case and started researching on Pinterest for ideas and tutorials. There are a lot out there but when I came across this one I knew I had a winner.

This one seemed much more useful than all the pouches I had found as it was sturdy, could stand up, and looked like a ‘proper’ case. The tutorial also made it seem doable — always a plus! I had so much fun finding fabric and settled on this one from Frumble. I loved that it wasn’t just ‘superhero themed’ but actually feature the DC Comics characters.

Putting it together was relatively straightforward. Obviously it isn’t perfect; my sewing skills have a long way to go but I am really rather proud of it!

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Sophie x

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Pinterest Picks: Kraft Cards

I haven’t had much time to finish any crafty projects recently. I’m currently in the middle of sewing a birthday present but along with that, studying, and a lot of Ikea flatpack I haven’t had a lot of time for anything else! I thought I would do a round up of some finds on Pinterest instead. This week: Kraft cards. I don’t know what it is about Kraft paper but it is definitely what I use most frequently as a card base. However, I often find it difficult to find new ways to use it so hopefully this will spark some inspiration for you as well!

I love the simplicity of this card: just a hint of Kraft revealed by the sweet bird silhouette and only a few additional embellishments.

Anything combining books and a warm cup of coffee is fine by me! I would never have thought of making a mini book and I certainly need to invest in some eyelets.

This card is just beautiful! I’m never brave enough to stop and always feel like I need to add more details but this card is balanced perfectly.

I adore the bright colours against the Kraft background. Using white for the stamp outlines looks amazing; I’ll have to try this soon!

Sophie x