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A Personalised Embroidered Wedding Gift

A Personalised Embroidered Wedding Gift
A Personalised Embroidered Wedding Gift

Marcus and Emma’s wedding on the weekend was beautiful. I’m still on a high from having all my Gibson cousins together, and seeing two people in love get married. Marriage is such an awesome gift, hey!?

I thought I’d take a moment to show you what I made for them as a wedding gift. I embroidered this saying, and then included their names and the date of their wedding below. What do you think?

The saying is “Home is wherever you are…”. It’s meant to be like a husband saying to a wife “Home is wherever YOU are”, but in hindsight it just reads like home is wherever you happen to be at the time… :-/

But anyway, I thought their names and the date was a nice touch. The is glued around the back so this can just hang on the wall ‘as is’! We gave it to them with some of those cool thick white letters (an “M” “&” and “E” for Marcus and Emma).

handmade heart button wedding card

I also quickly put together a little card. This type of card is seriously SUPER easy and you can do it in so many shapes for so many different occasions. As this was a wedding I just used a hot glue gun to make the heart shape and stuck the red buttons in. I dusted it with glitter afterwards, which stuck to the bits of glue that were showing. Easy peasy!

I’d love to know what sort of handmade gifts you’ve made for a wedding. Let me know in the comments!

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Stamp of the Month

I’ve deccided to do a little feature post each month here at Life’s Visual Journal. I’ll be making and posting a stamp each month. If you want me too, I might even post a tutorial (let me know) on what I used and how the design came to be. If you have a suggestion for a stamp, please let me know!

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Also, I want to make a little vote at the end, so please put in the comments which one of the small ones is your favourite!

Balloon: Cute? I thought it would be good for b’day cards…

Cupcake: Also handy for birthday cards, and scrapbooking birthday/cooking days

Button: I’m not sure why I did this… I may have just been lacking inspiration?! I like buttons though…

Bunting/Triangles: Inspired by Kim, who is currently making bunting for her wedding. The stamp is just triangles, but when you put them in a line with some drawn ‘rope’ they’re bunting! Yay! Also, you can decorate the stamps with pen once they’re on the paper. :-D Would be cute to write a word in the triangles… (one letter per triangle).\

So what do you think?! What’s your favourite? Would you like to win one as a giveaway some time?! What should I make for this month?!

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How to make a Felt Phone Cover

The other day I made a few prototype phone covers for my iPhone. I’m also making one for my friend Rachel’s Samsung (I THINK it’s a samsung! All that really matters is that it’s 5 1/2 x 10 1/2 cm…!) soon. It was SO easy to make. It’s excellent for your phone because the felt is beautiful and soft- so it keeps those screens clean, and scratch free, it’s pretty, personalised, and a bit different!

I chose to embroider free-hand. Its easier on felt them trying to draw, and copy.

I chose to embroider free-hand. It's easier on felt them trying to draw, and copy.

Choose something meaningful to you. Im Sunshinetalia, so I chose to put the sun on it!

Choose something meaningful to you. I'm Sunshinetalia, so I chose to put the sun on it!

Your phone should fit in snuggly- no looseness, or it might fall out.

Your phone should fit in snuggly- no looseness, or it might fall out.

I’ve made up a project sheet, which you can download here.

I also have an etsy shop, it’s new (well, I made it a while ago- Dec 06 to be exact, but have only just gotten round to putting things in it!), and the only thing you can buy in it is this! But please specify what patterns you want on the front and back so I can make it how you want!

You could put on a button, or your initials

You could put on a button, or your initials.

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