Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pretty It Up~

I've been trying to come up with an idea to corral all the business cards I pick up at wedding shows.  I found a simple black case and purchased two so I could give one to Nancy, my boss and good friend.  It was my daughter who said I needed to make a cover.  She was so right.  I used scraps from an old quilt and found some fun fabric to go with it.  Yo-yo's always make for a festive touch.

This holds plenty of cards and will come in handy.  I love making ordinary objects pretty.  I gave it to Nancy last night and she loved it!  Now I have to make mine.

It was easy to make.  The hardest part was trying to figure out which button to put on!  I encourage you to take a look at the things you use everyday.  It might be fun to pretty it up!



  1. Oh how sweet! You make me want to sew! Well, only for a brief moment and the reality sets in. I'll go back to paper and glue. :)

  2. Gorgeous Renee, and a great gift for a friend! Personalized and pretty for a utilitarian object that can really be used. Great idea:>)

  3. Lovely! Now I'm gonna have to search the house for something on which to try this and keep my eyes open for more old quilts. :)

  4. That is a gorgeous cover! So many of us go through life forgetting that the simple, everyday, ordinary things of our lives can shine.

  5. So pretty Renee.
    You have such an eye for beauty!
    I too love seeing the charm added
    to ordinary items. :o)
    Your button collection has me
    swooning. :o) Can you imagine if
    they could tell you stories of
    where they have been. :o)
    Have a lovely day my friend.

  6. Love the cupcakes in the last post and look at all those Awesome buttons! Fun!

  7. This is darling. I am with you. If I could cover my world in fabric it would be a better least prettier. Smiles..Renee

  8. It looks lovely.... too nice to hide in a bag :) Happy crafting, Jenny

  9. I would've had trouble giving that away. It was SO cute!


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