DIY: Make Your Own Mini with Scraps

I’d like to take this opportunity to share this adorable mini album tutorial from Dear Lizzy with you all. Enjoy!

(Original post blogged Here)

diy: make your own mini with scraps

One of the pretty elements of my Dear Lizzy spring line is the fabric paper. Here’s a cool way to use those scraps and some simple embellishments to make a mini album.

Use your score blade to score the 4″x12″ fabric paper spine every 1″.

Remove the adhesive backing and adhere the creases together.
Attach 4″x4″ pieces of paper to the fabric tabs. (Some scrapbook adhesive work if not try fabritac or hot glue.)
Hold the ribbon where you want it then
use a 4″x3″ piece of adhesive backed fabric paper as the outside spine cover which also holds the ribbon in place.
Add your photos with layered flowers, tulle, glitter buttons and glitter brads and attach to each page. Rotate where you place them so the book can sit more closed.
I used pictures and journaled about my little q-bear. This quick mini makes a great gift too!

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Posted by elizabeth kartchner at Wednesday, July 07, 2010
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Scrap Fabric Flowers!

OMG, I just love these – they are so cute and I love making them! I’ve gone a little flower crazy and my daughters (and myself) will be wearing a different coloured flower in their hair everyday for years!

I’m currently selling the Red Gingham versions of these pretty little things – keep an eye out for loads of different versions soon to come!

Adorable Handmade Red Gingham Shabby Chic Style Fabric Flower for Accessorizing or Embellishments

This beautiful, unique and handmade piece is perfect for a variety of accessorizing and embellishing situations.

Each flower incorporates a handsewn fabric disk on the back of the flower for which you can use to make the process of stitching, gluing, fastening, pinning or clipping the flower to your desired accessory easier. This flower looks gorgeous as a hair accessory, either clipped by inserting the top of a kirby grip into the pocket formed by the back disk or looped around a hairband or bobble. My daughter’s hair looks gorgeous in bunches with one of these clipped either side.

Here’s a few more suggestions of how you can use these flowers: For embellishing handbags, scarves, purses, shoes and clothing. As a brooch or choker neckpiece. For a dramatic finish to Scrapbooking and papercraft projects. For gift-wrap toppers. As a beautiful accessory to your own sewing pieces. For home decor such as on scatter cushions or curtain tie-backs. The possibilities are endless!

Each flower measures approx 3″ across and is made from 5 soft cotton fabric petals pulled in with a card re-inforced center button piece. A matching cotton circle disk is handsewn to the back of each piece for fastening purposes.

Sponge clean only. DO NOT immerse in water.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Because we all deserve to wear flowers in our hair!

You can buy these flowers from eBay (UK & Worldwide), Etsy (US & Worldwide) and Folksy (UK & Worldwide). Hit the buttons below to browse the full listings:

All New Vintage and Handmade Treasury Collections

3 Brand New Treasuries for your enjoyment: Hansel and Gretel, The Tinderbox and Beauty and the Beast…

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Latest Products from Lily P Chic:

Here’s a selection of the products we now have on sale, click any image to view more pictures of each product or click the “Buy It Now” button or the main title, to view detailed information about each product

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6 ft Shabby Chic Mini Bunting in Gingham & Floral Print

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~* Shabby Chic Decorative Hanging Love Heart Pendent *~

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Handmade Shabby Chic Cutlery / Tool Wrap w/ Heart Patch

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12 ft Shabby Chic Bunting in Gingham & Floral Print

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Pack of Shabby Chic Style Fabric Ribbon Tied Envelopes

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Pack of Fabric Shabby Chic Eco – Friendly Bowl Covers

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Handmade Shabby Chic Design Baby Nappy Travel Pouch

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Eco-Friendly Fabric Bowl Covers

Three ~ Pack of Shabby Chic Country Cottage Style Fabric Eco – Friendly Bowl Covers in Red Gingham

Perfect for catering, picnics, parties and bbq’s, this economically friendly pretty cotton bowl lid eliminates the need for foil wrap or clingfilm and is a far more attractive way of keeping flies off your salad or proving your dough. Made from adorable red gingham for a shabby chic country cottage feel and lined in cream polka dot cotton.


The price shown above is for a pack of three bowl covers, in three sizes, small, medium and large.

The small cover fits a standard cereal size bowl measuring approx 5.5″ (12.5cm), the medium is measured to fit approx 9″ (22.5cm) bowls and the large cover will fit a bowl approximately 11″ (28cm). They are elasticated so there is a small amount of room for manoeuvre. To measure your bowls to ensure a correct fit, measure as shown in the diagram:



Please Note: These are not intended for long-term storage and care should be taken to keep containers upright as the covers do not create an air-tight seal.

Machine washable on a cool wash, iron with a damp tea towel on top.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Matching items available from Lily P Chic ~ Please take the time to browse our other listings

To view the listing of this item on eBay please: Click Here…


Pack of Handmade Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Ribbon Tied Envelopes

Pack of Handmade Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Ribbon Tied Envelopes

This pack is available to purchase from the Lily P Chic eBay listings:

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These fully lined handmade fabric envelopes are an absolutely adorable way to lovingly store you special keepsakes, sentimental items, love letters and more. Sometimes something is just too special to stuff into a boring old paper envelope.

Each envelope is made from quality blue floral on white print fabric, embellished with a red gingham love heart patch, fully lined in cream polka dot fabric, and is lovingly finished with two lengths of white tape ribbon to tie shut and a hand embroidered white, pink and black Lily P Chic label.

Closed each envelope measures approx 10cm (4″) x 13.5cm (5.5″) and the price given is for a pack of two envelopes.

Machine washable on a cool wash, iron with a damp tea towel on top.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Matching items available from Lily P Chic ~ Please take the time to browse our other listings.

Shabby Chic Bunting

Love Heart Pendent

Fairy Toadstools

We’re having an Alice in Wonderland themed tea party!

Here’s the first of several crafty bits and bobs we’ve been working on to create the perfect setting.

Fairy Toadstools…

These are really basic but for our purposes, but have proven to be really effective and when you’re not so super focused on perfection the kids can get stuck in and really feel they have contributed to the finished pieces.

What You Need:

  • A selection of plastic bowls of different sizes
  • Measuring spoon
  • Spatula
  • Plain Flour
  • Cold Water
  • Table Salt
  • Strong Card
  • Newspaper
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • White Paper
  • Poster Paints
  • Glue Stick

1) Measure out the flour and water in equal parts, add a good sprinkle of salt and stir well. (Check the consistency, it should resemble wallpaper paste. You can add more flour or water until you have achieved this.) Put to one side.

2) Create your toadstool “stalks” by rolling card into tubes and securing with tape. Your display will work best if these are each slightly different in width and height.

Messy Warning!

3) Coat strips of newspaper in the glue mix and layer over the bowls and tubes with this paper mache mix until they are entirely covered. Smoothing down as you go.

4) Finish off with a layer or two of white paper so that when you come to paint them you won’t have any ugly newspaper print showing through.

It’s best to leave these for several hours to dry – we waited 24 hours before painting them.

5) Once FULLY dried, gently remove the bowls from the inside by bending them away from the paper mache. You’ll be left with some relatively sturdy paper mache bowls which can then be painted.

(In our case, the bowls were too sturdy to get out without tearing the paper mache so we opted to leave them in there and bought some more from the supermarket on our next visit. In retrospect we could have used balloons and popped them once the paper mache had dried and then cut to the desired shape.)

6) Paint your paper mache domes red, we went for two coats.

7) Once the paint has fully dried, glue on white circles for spots and pop a dome onto of each stalk.

8) Use as a whimsical table centrepiece or a decorate piece in your magical fairy woodland.

Suggestion: Paint a zig zag cut piece of card green to create strips of “grass” to accompany your toadstools.

Suggestion: If you have the time and inclination a much more profession piece can be formed using chicken wire as a mould rather than card and bowls. You would also be able to create a toadstool in a single piece this way too.

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We’d love to see your own toadstools, send photos of your finished pieces to us and we will include them in our gallery. You can email your pictures to us at

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New Products Now On Sale!

12 ft Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Bunting in Red Gingham and Floral Print

This gorgeous decorate piece is a generous 12 foot in length (approx 365cm). The bunting comprises of 11 delightful 20cm across, 25cm drop (approx 8″ x 10″), double sided handmade flags in lively red gingham, white and blue floral print and a off-white polka dot. Each flag is stitched to a length of white tape ribbon with a short amount at each end for pinning up, and the entire piece is lovingly finished with a hand embroidered white, pink and black Lily P Chic label.

This bunting is our standard size – for our mini bunting please see our other listings.

Perfect for summer BBQ’s, picnics and birthday and tea parties. Ideal for kitchen decor, children’s bedrooms, baby’s nursery and much more.

Machine washable on a cool wash, iron with a damp tea towel on top.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Matching items available from Lily P Chic ~ Please take the time to browse our other listings.

You can buy this bunting from the Lily P Chic eBay listings by clicking here.


New Products Now On Sale!

The Lily P Chic Mini Bunting is now on sale!

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6 ft Shabby Chic Vintage Style Fabric Mini Bunting in Red Gingham and Floral Print

Perfect for summer BBQ’s, picnics and birthday and tea parties. Ideal for kitchen decor, children’s bedrooms, baby’s nursery and much more.

For decoration purposes where our standard size bunting is not delicate enough, this gorgeous and cute 6 foot length (183cm) of mini bunting comprises of 11 delightful 10cm across, 12.5cm drop (4″ x 5″), double sided handmade flags in red gingham, white and blue floral print and a off-white (or cream) polka dot. Each flag is stitched to a length of white tape ribbon with a short amount at each end for pinning up, and the entire piece is lovingly finished with a hand embroidered white, pink and black Lily P Chic label.

Machine washable on a cool wash, iron with a damp tea towel on top.

All our items are gift wrapped for free ~ Each item is carefully  gift wrapped in colourful tissue paper, tied with parcel string and topped with a beautiful  hand written Lily P Chic tag. Each parcel will then be sealed in a plastic bag to prevent any water damage that may occur and finally wrapped in heavy duty brown paper parcel wrap for postage. If you are buying this item as a gift for someone and would like the gift wrapping items kept separate so that you are at liberty to view the piece and then wrap yourself please add a note to your order.

Matching items available from Lily P Chic ~ Please take the time to browse our other listings.

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We will be adding more items to our listings over the course of the next few days so bookmark us and keep checking back!

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