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Wednesday, April 1, 2009


These are some covered buttons that I made into refrigerator magnets for my girlfriend. I thought they might be a nice gift idea for Easter too. I use the Dritz cover buttons and take the shank of the back. Then I hot glue a magnet to the back. She loves cats so I used little cat faces. You can use almost any scraps to make these magnets. If you prefer thumb glue thumb tacks to the back. Wa have a nice little gift to give to friends, family, teachers etc.

The last set I made I put a little bit of batting in to make them pop. You can embellish them with sequins, beads, bullion roses, buttons and anything else your creative mind can come up with. Have you seen the cool new new tool called the KaJinker? (look under notions at This tool has a tag gun and it connects great embellishments to fabrics. I think it would be awesome to embellish magnets, totes and fabric postcards.

How about this Easter basket?

Isn't this the cutest Easter Basket? I just love it. I want one. I don't think my little fellas would appreciate one of these....a cardboard box is good with them as long as it is filled with lots of candy and a toy. Jelly Rolls are used to make the basket. The pattern and tutorial can be found here:

There are lots of other free patterns and tutorials on their site to check out. I like free, alot. I've always been that way. When my husband goes to conferences I always ask him to being me the gifts. He thinks I'm nuts because I like free pens. I make good use of those pens :)

Speaking of free things....I collect Box Tops For Education. They are those little pink labels on items at the grocery store. Go to to see all the items they come on. I collect them for my son's school. If you are not collecting them for anyone, I would love it if you would save them for us. When I go to do my recycling each week I always find extras on the packages people toss out. If Box Tops 4 Education were to tape a dime on top of the box instead of a pink label worth 10 cents, folks would not throw them away. We also collect the Campbell Soup labels. I look it as free money for the school. Like I said...I like free.

What is the best thing you gotten free lately? Send me a pix, I'd like to see it.



  1. I love your kitten magnets! They are so cute. I must look for some fabric and try to make some of those. Thanks for sharing.

  2. As a cat/fabric lover myself, I'm sure your friend will love the magnets.


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