Monday, March 15, 2010


I convinced Andy to make dinner for us this evening (thanks Andy xx) so I could try and finish off this wallet. I just needed to put the binding on the edges. To be honest I was a bit concerned that the machine would not make it through the think material and interfacing, but it succeeded.

My binding isn't on particularly straight. From the inside it looks pretty good, but the front is a bit all over the place. Having said, for a first effort, I'm extremely happy! =)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Creating a Travel Wallet

It's only two weeks until we go overseas! I'm so excited. Last time we went we took a travel wallet that my aunt had given me for Christmas. I really loved the idea of it, but unfortunately the design wasn't perfect. I wanted to keep our passports in it, but the pockets weren't big enough. Anyway, I've been on the lookout for a new one and hadn't found one that I loved. I liked one in Kikki-K, but wasn't convinced. Yesterday I decided that I should just try and make one myself.

I googled up a few tutorials this morning and decided upon this wallet by verypurpleperson. I'm really liking her blog. Will definitely be back to try out a few other things.

I tried to alter it a little so that it would wide enough for two passports. Not sure how successful I was with that.

It isn't finished yet. I still have to do the binding on the edges. I'm tossing up whether to create my own out of the spotted material or buy some pre-made black. I just know making binding can be tricky. Hrmmmm.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

OPI- Mad As A Hatter

Spoilt myself today and bought a new nail polish. I decided to embrace my inner child and purchase Mad as a Hatter, by OPI. So pretty.

I know there is some kind of trick to it that I haven't yet mastered, but photographing nail polish is tricky! I couldn't get the lighting right. Oh well, practice makes perfect.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Yay for the long weekend.

It has been a really exhausting week at school. I felt very rundown and much more irritable than usual. Thursday was the toughest for me. Having said that, it's over. I can only reflect on what happened and can try not to dwell on it too much.

We're studying space this term. Here are two little things we did towards the beginning of our unit. You may recognise my rocket!

I know some people may find me posting pictures of school related things boring, but I enjoy it. Plus I'm really proud of the work that I do and I just want to show it off.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Pen licences...

Who remembers getting a pen licence when they were at school?

Did it look awesome like this? =P

(Excuse the blue line, was a margin on the page when I did a print screen.)

For those of you that don't know, I'm a Primary School teacher. This year I'm teaching grade 5 and 6. I have made these for my students for the last couple of years. Underneath the photo is where the school logo goes (I excluded it from this one for obvious reasons). They look great when they have been laminated!

I love making things!