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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shiny Happy People

I shared this project last Friday, so almost a week ago, 
over at I Heart My Glue Gun.

In case you didn't catch it there,
especially in the Blogger Melee,
here it is for your crafting pleasure.

I don't know why, but this little craft project 
reminded me of the REM song
Shiny Happy People.

Most likely it is because this project involves 
a daffodil of sorts,
and daffodils make me a shiny, happy person.

This project was created from repurposed shorts pockets
(left over from this project)
a bit of yellow tulle
A Golf Pencil or crayon
And these note printables I created

This project took very little time to whip up,
and I just adore that it allows me 
to leave The Cuban Cowboy a cute note 
while I am running around like a mad woman.

So here is what you do.

First you take your left over pockets and pin them 
wrong sides together.
Top Stitch these pieces.
I used contrasting yellow thread 
and a zig zag stitch for dimension.

Now make the daffodil
(this is the most time consuming part,
 but it is still pretty quick)
First cut your tulle into a circle
and then bunch it up like a cone.
This is the daffodil center.
Set aside.

Now cut 6 petal shapes, 
as seen in the pocket photo above.
Using the petals make a flower shape and stitch.

This is the base.

Next,you are going to place the center 
that you created earlier atop the base.

Now you are going to sew this onto the base part.

This takes some eying and creativity, 
but just work with it until you see the right shape.

Next, attach the daffodil to the pocket.

You are now ready to make a handle by adding the twine.
Cut about a five inch length of twine.
Set it inside your pocket pouch.
Stitch across each end, making sure it is tightly secured.

Now the pouch is complete.

So I went to my computer and I created this simple notecards.
You can simply download them here.
This is the shape and size before I manipulated them to print 
and fit into the pocket.

I love how they carry the daffodil idea through.
I used my trimmer to cut them up and I slipped them
  inside the pouch.

I attached a crayon using a second piece of twine.
I just tied it to the existing handle.

Then I hung the pouch, note cards and all, 
on the door knob at the end of our hall 
because that's where we exit our home.

I love little projects like this because they are fast,
but have the ability to brighten up 
an otherwise bland area, like a doorknob.


  1. Super cute! I hope to see it linked up today.

  2. What a SUPER cute idea!!!

    Thanks for sharing at the Weekend Warrior.



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