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Tutorial: Fabric Covered Brooch make over

I love fabric covered button/brooches. It makes a pretty embellishment to anything I make, such as bags, pouches, dresses, etc. Too bad I could not find a button kit here in my town. Usually I bought them when I go back to my hometown, which is in Indonesia.

I remembered I used to 'make over' my metal brooches with what ever cover fancy me back when I was in high school. So, the other day I bought these Hannah Montana brooches and start working on it. Here's what I do:

1. All you need is: Ready made brooches, needle & thread, fabric and a mini screw driver (the flat one - what's it called?)

2. Carefully pick out the back of the brooches with the screw driver. It may dent a bit but you can easily put it back again. Take out the original paper cover.

3. Cut the fabric according to the diameter of the brooch and add a few millimeters for seam.

4. Hand stitch the edge of the fabric just like when you're making a Yo Yo, and put the top metal brooch inside the fabric. Pull the thread until the fabric is nicely covered. Secure the thread.

5. Put the back part of the brooch and gently push it in.

6. Voila! Your fabric covered brooch is ready.

This is so much fun. Cos when you're bored with one, you can always change it and your option is endless.

Happy Crafting ^_^
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Time to organize my self

I just came back from the capital and while we were there we made a quick visit to see the wonder of the world. TAJ MAHAL. It's really breathtakingly pretty and to see all those delicately carved marble mausoleum is really something. If you ever visit Taj Mahal make sure you get a good guide who knows the history properly. Like the one we had.

We visited The Agra Fort too. Here something that really amaze me was how those emperors and empress lived in those thing for sure..they know how to live  in style :D. There was in particular room where the wall was made with a hollow in the middle. those hollow was filled with cold water during the summer months (which is very horribly hot in Agra) and filled with hot water in winter to make the rooms comfortable.
There was this room where emperor Shah Jahan spent his last years, where it has (I believed) a scented mini fountain to make the room cooler in the summer months.

Well, I won't bore you with my stories..:D. If you'd like to see few photos of Taj Mahal, I have it in my Flickr.

Today the kiddos have  gone to school, holidays are over and I got a little me time in the morning till they come back. It's sort of  weird when suddenly the house become quiet early in the morning and I was like 'what do I do now'..:D I guess I miss my little one now.

Anyway, I can get my self  organized now. I will do most of my sewing work in the morning and hopefully once it falls into routine I can get few more things done.

Yes, it's nice to have a little bit me time...:)

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