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Thursday, March 17, 2011

ORGANIZER FOR PUNCHES

17 March 2011

Once into crafts, ideas start popping up and out of a sudden impulse I wanted to make an organizer.  Then I thought it would be a great idea for Sheerah's punches and her birthday is just round the corner.  So I went out to shop for the materials yesterday; started to measure and cut last night; and finished it tonight.  I hung it on the wall next to her working table and let her discover it for herself :)

Here are a few pics I took before and after putting in her punches.


I used plastic sheet (similar to the one used for table tops but thinner) for the pockets.  For the back support I used another kind of plastic fabric (also for table tops).  I sew them together and used ribbon to line each row and also the two sides, covering the sewing lines. 


 

After putting in the punches, I realized they are much heavier than I expected so I had to leave the biggest one out.  Honestly, I am not sure how long this can last :).

It was quite a challenging project.  I had to line a piece of newspaper under the plastic and also in between the sewing foot to get the sewing going.  I am glad I managed to finish all the sewing without much problem, 


Here's to my dear girl, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHEERAH!  Congratulations to another year of goodness which the Lord will definitely have in store for you :)  

Psalm 37:4  "Delight yourself in the LORD, and he will give you the desires of your heart."


18 March 2011
I checked it out this morning and gosh! the whole thing dropped.  The rope couldn't hold the weight of the punches.  Good thing Sheerah didn't see this :)  By the way, her workplace is downstairs so she won't see it unless she goes down to make her cards.  So I looked around and found a strong rope which my hubby used for his fishing nets.  I am sure this is going to hold the punches :) The pics below will show you the difference.


The broken ropes.....

  
 .....the stronger rope.

2 comments:

  1. Haha...Good thinking aunty! Sheerahh sooo lucky! >.<
    No joke! THose punchers are heavy! If u throw a monkey with it, instant death! Normally i see those westerners..they made one square thingy with wires! Then they hang these punchers between the holes!

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  2. With more punches she has ordered recently, I think she has to work out some strong lasting solution to give the punches more comfort and nice layout :)

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