Texture. We need more of it. Am I right? I love good texture, especially in areas around the house that could use a little extra something. The computer desk can often times be completely functional for work but lack our personality we want to show through. With an area that has many smooth surfaces, it is nice to create balance with added texture. I made this mouse pad to do just that. It’s fun, quick to put together, and the perfect amount of texture to make your space more interesting.
10×10 inch of Rug Grip
10×10 inch of (very) lightly textured vinyl
10×10 inch felt piece
Hot glue gun/sticks
10 inch round template (I used a plate)
Trace the back side of your vinyl with a 10″ circle. Cut out and set aside. (image 1)
Using your hot glue gun, glue the rug grip to the felt. Press lightly with your finger to ensure the two pieces are secure to one another. (image 4)
TIP: This part can be a little tricky, just keep your glue lines straight and apply less glue more frequently, rather than too much at once. This will keep the mess at a minimum.
Turn the felt/rug grip piece with felt side up, still measuring 10×10″. Carefully begin attaching the top vinyl piece by hot gluing around the perimeter, pressing with your fingers regularly to avoid bumps and bubbles. (image 5)
All your pieces are attached! Last step, trim off the bottom layers. Be sure to get close to the edge of the vinyl to get a clean, finished edge. (image 6)
Now get crafting! This no-sew project turned out so amazing! It makes me want to revamp my entire desk area with fun texture and detail.
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Valentines Day is the holiday of love and we know you’ll love this sweet little apron made from Petal Pink Ticking from James Thompson and an assortment of frilly laces mixed with a cotton twill waistband. The apron can be created in an afternoon so you will be ready for your basket of Valentines and treats, Pretty in Pink!
Click the link below for our free PDF, Pretty in Pink Apron pattern.
Martha Stewart has done it again with her Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit.
The kit contains interlocking loom pieces with 30 knitting and weaving configuration possibilities! This versatile loom makes knitting and weaving easy for both beginners and experienced weavers. The loom works with any weight yarn to create any project.
Compact enough to take anywhere, the kit comes with detailed instructions along with photos to show you how to make over 30 different loom configurations for traditional knitting, circular knitting, double knitting, weaving and making rosettes. The loom works with thick and thin yarns for maximum flexibility. Make a cute scarf, hat or blanket using the included project patterns, or design other projects on your own. With so many configuration possibilities, you can turn out small and large projects with ease, from fashion to home decor and everything in between.
Watch the informational video from Lion Brand on the Martha Stewart Crafts Knit & Weave Loom Kit.
This year, create your own homemade gifts, and holiday decorations with our easy Christmas crafts and fun-to-make projects that give the holidays a personal touch.
Plum Easy’s Folded Star Hot Pad made from Moda’s Cherry Christmas Charm Pack is a new twist on an old favorite. This 8″ circle hot pad is made with a revolutionary new, fast and easy technique using Plum Easy’s template and folded prairie points. Great for beginners!
As an added bonus, you can also make this cheery little holiday tote from the Folded Star Hot Pad leftovers. Add a few red jingle bells and your all ready to go shopping in style.
Click the link below for the free Christmas Tote pattern. Bonus Tote From Leftover Charm Pack Squares
Barbara Miller, designer of the Plum Easy Folded Star Hot Pad demonstrates how easy it is to make the Folded Star design.
One notion that we highly recommend is the Clover Bias Tape Maker 1″. This handy tool will aid in creating your own bias tape quick as a whistle. Simply insert your pre-cut fabric into one end, pull fabric and iron at the other end. Perfect bias tape every time.
Watch the demonstration on how easy it is to make the bias tape for the Folded Star hot pad using The Clover Bias Tape Maker.
How many times have you gone out to purchase the fabric for your newest project only to find that you have left your fabric swatch at home. Having problems matching colors from memory? Don’t know what company your fabric is from, or how many yards you already have? The Swatch Buddies Reusable Fabric Swatch Fan Kit, is the answer to all of your organizational needs.
There is also a Swatch Buddies Refill Kit that gives you enough adhesive for another 24 swatches. You will be able to use this handy organizational tool over and over again!
Choose Swatch Buddies because you can never be too organized!