Playing card holder

When it’s raining, I like to play games inside. I prefer card games like Uno or Skipbo. If you have played these games with kids, you know they often struggle to hold all cards in their hands or to hide them from the other players. If you have small hands yourself, you might know this problem too ;). That’s how I came up with the idea to make this playing card holder…

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  • You start by cutting all different parts, shown in these instructions. You can softly draw the dashed lines on the tissue, this is where the stitches will come.
  • Then you apply all pieces to the front part: stitch the Velcro on the bottom and the 3 strips on lines A, B and C. On the beforehand I stitched a bias on top of these strips.
  • On the back part, you only need to stitch Velcro on the topside.
  • When all pieces are applied, take the front and back and put them wrong sides facing. I secured both parts to each other using paperclips. Now you can stitch it together by sewing over lines C, D and E.
  • Next, sew the bias starting in the lower right corner. Follow the direction of the red arrow in the instructions. Stop at the upper right corner, needle in your tissue.
  • Now you can estimate the size of the cardboard, which I used for strengthening. This depends namely on how precise you worked. Take the dimensions between your stiches minus around 0,50 cm. Cut out the cardboard and shove it between the two parts.
  • To finish, you continue stitching the bias.
Playing card holder

Since you can fold the holder, it doesn’t take too much space

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Must-have oilcloth bag

Oh how I love my bags. I already have one in every possible shape and material, and still feel like I don’t have enough of them :-).

It’s not the first time that I make a shopper out of oilcloth, and it will certainly not be the last! This time I chose a slightly different handle: I made a circular shape at the top, and sewed around it with black cotton border. To make the inside as firm as possible, I lined it with an extra layer of oilcloth in the same pattern as the outside. I also included a thick piece of cardboard in the bottom, that makes the bag stand up straight.

P.S. The design is Pebbles Moka from this year’s winter collection. Looks adorable, right?

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Pin it!

After a few months of wearing my winter clothes, I tend to get a little bit bored. I’m definitely a summer person when it comes to outfits! Luckily I can always rely on my infinite collection of accessories to bring a splash of colour every day 🙂 . Quite a lot of them are handmade, actually. This tablecloth brooch, for example!

What you need

  • lola tablecloth leftovers (I used heartbeat mint and lollipop sunshine)brooch_1
  • scissors
  • needle & thread or strong glue
  • button
  • brooch with pin

What to do

  • cut a circle out of the tablecloth
  • fold it in two
  • cut a third (60 degrees, to be exact 😉 ) off brooch_2
  • fold the piece that’s left in two again (you should have some kind of pie slice-shaped, four-layered triangle now)
  • repeat this process 8 times, I made 4 bigger circles and 4 smaller, both in different tablecloth designs
  • sew or glue the pieces onto each other, like in the pictures. you should end up with something that looks a bit like a flower 🙂
  • sew or glue a button onto the front
  • glue the brooch onto the back
  • pin it! (and take a selfie, duh)

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Introducing the new lola blog!

It might have taken some time, but my blog is finally here! Over the years I’ve been working on finding the most amazing prints for my tablecloths, adhesive foil, aprons, and much more. And ofcourse there was always the website (www.fromlolawithlove.com) where you could have gone for more information.From now on, you can also follow me right here.

For those who don’t know me quite yet, I am lola, and I love to design. I find creativity in the oddest places and I’m always thinking of new prints and new ways to incorporate my favorite ones in everything I wear or use. I’ve always had the tablecloths, adhesive foil, and aprons. But now I’m taking the bigger step and taking you on a DIY adventure with me.

This blog will showcase how to DIY with my products and inspire you with new prints and pictures. I hope you will enjoy the posts that are coming up and join the creative journey that awaits!

from lola with love

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