Monday, May 27, 2013

Heart 2 Heart Challenge: Nip and Tuck

Happy Memorial Day! From Millan.Net

How about starting off the summer break with a new challenge from Heart 2 Heart!  This week's Nip and Tuck challenge calls, not anything drastic like high priced cosmetic surgery!
From Millan.Net

Just simple stitches on your project!  Use a sewing machine.  Use embroidery floss, hemp, ribbon.  Use a piercer and marker to create faux stitches.  Use a stitching stamp set.  Combine all of the above!!

We just want you to put us in stitches!   From Millan.Net  So to speak.

*Disclaimer*  I did not make this, it was a gift from my upline's mom.
But awesome and I had to share it!
My upline Sue has an amazing mother.  She saw these little mug caddies at a craft fair and said what we all say to ourselves..."Oh, I can make that!"  Only she really did!  She took the new fabrics and created several variations of them.  This is the one I picked.

In case you've never seen these before, or are interested in making your own, I tried to find a free pattern online...anywhere, but couldn't.  It is Simplicity pattern #2450 and can be found in your craft stores, or from Simplicity here or downloaded here.  Unfortunately, it's about $10.  So if you're really clever, you can maybe make your own pattern.

Here is the caddy unfolded.  When she first gave me one, I wondered if it was some sort of unfinished pot holder!  From Millan.Net

The black fabric is of course not part of the For Always collection.  But she had run out of the script print fabric and used something she already had.  Just use your imagination. From Millan.Net 

This is the back of the caddy.

Fold it in half and it looks like this.

Place it inside a regular sized mug and attach the Velcro straps under the handle.

Now you've got pockets on the inside as well as on the outside!

A cute little caddy for all your most used crafting tools!

I love it!  It sits on my counter and keeps all my things within reach.

Well, not all my things.  I would need to use the 5 gallon bucket caddy for that!

Now be sure to visit the other DT members' blogs and see their fantastic creations for this week!  And then get started on your own Nip and Tuck project!

Just remember a few basic rules:
  1. Use Close To My Heart products.  Your project doesn't have to be 100% CTMH, but you must use some.  After all, this is a challenge blog created and sponsored by CTMH consultants.
  2. Incorporate this week's challenge...Nip and Tuck!
  3. Link your project back to Heart 2 Heart from your blog or online gallery.  If you are linking from a blog, you must link directly to the actual post, not your entire blog.
  4. You also need to mention Heart 2 Heart (H2H) in your blog post.  
  5. Finally, we ask that you consider turning off word verification, as it makes it easier for the design team (and others) to leave comments.


  1. BRILLIANT!! Even though you didn't make it yourself, it's a fabulous project. Not sure I have the skill to go without a pattern, but you sure gave enough detail shots for those super sewers out there.

  2. FYI, Joann Fabrics regularly has pattern sales so it could be picked up for a couple of bucks instead. Just want to say that this looks fabulous, and I may need to pop open a new set of fabric and make one!

  3. Super jealous of the 5 gallon bucket! JK, lol...this is such an adorable little mini-me to the big one! I just LOVE it...and the textiles do make it quite the lovely piece! You just might put her in business! I'll be first! ;)



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