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First Craft Post!

Maybe you’re wondering what being “green” and being crafty have to do with one another (or maybe it’s obvious to you!) … well for me, one of the benefits of having some craft skills (thanks, Mom!) is being able to make things I would otherwise buy. I still have to buy the materials, but usually it costs less, and if not, I at lease get the pleasure of making it and seeing my craftsmanship. It also is a fun way to give gifts for me!

Here’s a project I made recently– a pretty checkbook cover. I also made a similar one (different fabrics) for my mom for Mother’s Day. I got the tutorial from a fun blogger, Kristine, here. She has a link to her tutorials on the right, under her cute little-girl picture. I found her by way of Sew, Mama, Sew, an awesome reference for sewing.

Here it is! I love it, thanks Kristine!
Secret tip: I stole the plastic off my former checkbook cover to use with my duplicate checks! Ignore my crooked stitching by the way! 😛

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