Thursday, August 22, 2019

Fabric Checkbook Covers

We have a fun challenge at the Cutting Cafe this week. The design team is using the cutting file Checkbook and Registry Set and we are making them with fabric. How fun is that?!

I know not everyone sews, so I cut the checkbook cover out of white cardstock and used mod podge to adhere fabric to the cut out. After that dried, I used mod podge again to seal the fabric. This keeps the edges from fraying. Then I just trimmed the excess fabric to the cut out and put together with adhesive. This is so easy to create and I think it would be fun to make one for every season and switch them out. 
 The bottom pocket is where the checks go, but I took it out since it had personal info.

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog later today and see all the other back to school inspiration in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store. 

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Book Review: A Man Called Mr. Smith



I had the opportunity to read this book early from the author Tanya Williams. "A Man Called Mr. Smith" is the 3rd book in her series. Even though this book was great on it's own, I definitely want to read the first 2 in the series.

The author does a wonderful job in writing in a way that makes you want to keep reading and not put the book (or in my case Kindle) down! You feel like you are right there with the characters and know them personally.

 The story has your emotions going in all directions! In the beginning,  Mr. Smith has just buried his wife and is left behind with 2 very small children. He remarries, but his 2nd wife does not love his children. They have children and you can guess how she treats them vs. his children from his first marriage. The family is very dysfunctional and it seemed like there was one misfortune after another.

One of the things I liked the most, was that I couldn't guess the ending. I like reading books that take me by surprise. I don't want to give too much away, but I highly recommend reading this book.

You can get the Kindle edition for only 99¢ on Amazon.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Back to School

Hard to believe it's already August and many will be heading back to school if they haven't already yet. This week at the Cutting Cafe we are creating projects with a Back to School theme. 

I used Apple Treat Box that would be fun to fill with caramels or apple flavored candies for a teacher or a student.

I hand cut a leaf to add to the apple and tied off with some raffia.

Be sure to stop by the Cutting Cafe blog later today and see all the other back to school inspiration in which you can leave a comment to be entered into a drawing to win 3 FREE sets of your choice from the online store.