Lina and Vi: January 2018

Mega Burlap Bag Clearance

burlap clutch bag - handmade by Lina and Vi Plymouth MI


Friends! I'm just popping in today to share a short update. All of our burlap tote bags are on mega-clearance in our Etsy shop! All of our burlap tote bags are under $35 with two of my favorite bags priced at $15 and ready to ship. These bags have premium quality Cotton+Steel fabrics and beautiful, unique coffee bean sack burlap. Stop by the Lina and Vi Etsy shop today before they are gone!

We've been fighting colds in our home these past few weeks, and I am hoping the worst is now past us. Who knew that little ones could bring home so many germs from daycare! It has been a busy January, and I'm excited for a fresh start in February. I am hoping that I will be able to work on a few new burlap items for the shop in the next few weeks. With the holiday craziness over, I am excited to get back to dreaming up new ideas and getting back in front of my sewing machine.

I hope you are having a great start to your week! Thank you for stopping by.

Erica

Make It: DIY Spool Ornaments for Sewing Lovers

DIY Spool ornaments by linaandvi.blogspot.com

I know I'm a week late with this one, but I had some time last week to finally work on a project that I had in my mind for a while. Today I am sharing the how-to behind these DIY wooden spool ornaments I created for our Christmas tree this year. I love a tree filled with handmade and meaningful ornaments, which means that my tree is not color coordinated or themed. It is random, and I love it. These ornaments are great presents for a sewing lover or a seamstress in your life. Maybe one day I'll have a sewing-themed Christmas tree as a second tree in my home? For now, they are scattered about my tree mixed in between childhood ornaments and photo-ornaments.


DIY Spool ornaments by linaandvi.blogspot.com


I had all of the materials in my home already so this cost me nothing but time. The wooden spools I used were actual spools of thread that I had used up and saved to craft with, but didn't know yet what  I was going to make with them. Ergo, these spool ornaments came to mind. These took me an hour. The project is simple, and it just requires a few supplies. Here we go:

Materials:
- Wooden spools; you can purchase these at a craft store like Joanns
- Remanent fabric
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Thread or twine
- Colorful ribbon
- Measuring tape
- Scissors

DIY Spool ornaments by linaandvi.blogspot.com



Instructions:

1. Start by measuring the width of your spool using your measuring tape. Then take the measuring tape and wrap it around the spool to get the length of the fabric you will need and add a half inch. Cut out a strip of fabric matching the width and length measurements you took.

2. Heat up your glue gun and when it's ready, dab two spots of glue on the spool. Press one of the short ends on the glue.

3. Wrap the fabric around the spool. Add two more dabs of hot glue to seal the end of the fabric strip to the spool.

4. Cut a long piece of colored ribbon and make a bow. Dab a little bit of hot glue in the top hole of the spool. Press the knot of the bow into the glue.

5. Cut a long piece of thread or twine and knot it into a loop. Dab a little bit of hot glue just behind where you glued the blow onto the spool. Press the knot of the twine into the glue.


That's it! If you want, you could also paint the spool before your make these to give them more color.

Hope you have a great start to your new year!
Erica