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Hi there!

I hope you enjoyed the holidays and wish you the best for 2014!

Are you on Instagram? I am, too!!! You can follow me on Instagram @cancuncookies



Espero que hayas disfrutado las fiestas y te deseo lo mejor para 2014!

Estás en Instagram? Yo tambien!!! Puedes seguirme en Instagram @cancuncookies
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w.i.p. wednesday: take note...


Bunting idea

This week I've been busy working in some Zakka Memo Book Covers for a couple of orders... actually I have to finish 60 tonight!

Zakka Memo Book Covers
Funny how this is somewhat like decorating COOKIES. I cut all the pieces first, and then added details. Today I will sew them together so that will be like baking after decorating, haha!

Other WIP:

I haven't touched my Woodland Sampler since Saturday, boooo! Almost done with the frames, and have 15 days to finish January...

As I didn't finish my Kawaii Winter Wonderland Countdown, I decided I will work on it every month and hopefully it will be done for December...

I joined Rachel's Curves Class and will work on the Pillow as soon as the Zakka Memo Book Covers are done!

I am learning a lot with LiEr's Make a Bag tutorials, and working on the assignments has been a lot of fun!

No progress on my Lucky Stars BOM, mainly because I need to order some solid fabric to go with the Simply Color fabrics I plan to use...

So that's it! Lots of work and lots of fun!!!
Have fun!

Linking up to W.I.P. Wednesday

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zakka memo book cover tutorial

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

Hello friends! Today I am going to share a Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial I've been working on. Hope you all enjoy!

1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4", for the cover 
2 rectangles 4 1/2" x 3 3/4", for pockets

Print Fabric:
1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4", for lining
2 rectangles 3 3/4" x 1", for pocket binding
2 squares 2" x 2", for pen holder

Lightweight fusible interfacing:
1 rectangle 11 1/2" x 3 3/4

1 3" x 5" pocket memo book
1 pen, marker or pencil (I used a mini gel pen)

Consider 1/4" seam allowances, unless otherwise specified
For design and embelishment purposes, the right side of the project will be the back

  •  Fuse fusible interfacing onto the wrong side of the lining fabric

  • Fold the pen holder squares in half, wrong sides together, press. Bring both edges to the center, fold and press. Topstitch 1/8" from edge. Set aside

  • Fold the pocket binding in half, wrong sides together, press. Align to the back of the pocket, pin and sew using a 1/8¨seam allowance . 

  • Bring to the front, press and hand stitch or topstitch to the back. See the little linen border on top of the binding? Love it!

  • Lay pockets onto either side of the lining, right sides up. Pin

  • Using a chalk marker or fabric pen, make two marks, left to right, at 2 3/4" and 7 3/4". Fold the pen holders in half and pin position to the right of the marks.

  • Machine baste 1/8" from the edge

  • Lay cover on top, right sides together. Remember that the back of the project to the right, pin. Using a chalk marker or fabric pen, mark a 2 or 2 1/2" space on the right side (back of the cover). This will be the gap for turning the cover

  • Machine stitch all layers together, starting at one of the marks and ending on the other

  • Clip corners and turn right side out. Gently poke corners. Finger press the opening and edge stitch to close

  • Embelish the cover (optional). You can also embelish prior to sewing it all together.
  • Press

  • Insert memo book and pen... ta da!

I made a few more just for fun!

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

I'd love to see your creations at the Show me your COOKIE! Flickr group...

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

This tuto is for personal use only. If you'd like to sell items made from it, please contact me. Have fun!

Zakka Memo Book Cover Tutorial by CancunCOOKIES

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fabulous five friday!

Today I want to share five fabulous things going on this week:

My friend Sugarbelle has a post with everything you need to know about Pricing Cookies... this is important info she is sharing!!! Don't sell yourselves short!

Speaking of Cookies... last week EVERYONE (but yours truly) that loves COOKIES was at Salt Lake City, Utah. The reason? CookieCon the first ever Cookie Convention! From what I've heard, Karen and Mike, the sweet hosts from Karen's Cookies did great and are already planning round 2. My dear CookieCrazie has a round up on the event...

I forgot to mention that I won a GiveAway! Bravo!!! I got a pattern for Pitcher #3 by AnneMarie of Gen X Quilters! I am going to make it this weekend and share with you...

There's a wrap along on Sukie's blog going on... There's a flickr group with some fabulous pics of what everyone is making and great sponsors are giving away prizes.  I haven't been able to hop in because my Ruby Star book is somewhere between Amazon and Cancun! Hey, Mr. Postman!!!!

Last but not least... this is great news I was saving for the end of this post: My super talented friend Tracy just got a FB page and a name for it, Whisked Away Cookies!! Her COOKIES are works of art!! Go take a look and like her, please!

See you!


Hoy quiero compartir cinco cosas fabulosas que están sucediendo esta semana:

Mi amiga Sugarbelle tiene un post en el que habla de   Precios de Galletas... chicas, esta información es importantisima!!! No regalen su trabajo!

Hablando acerca de Galletas... la semana pasada TODO MUNDO (excepto su servidora) que ama las GALLETAS estuvo en Salt Lake City, Utah. El motivo? CookieCon la primera Convención de Galletas del mundomundial! Por lo que he escuchado, Karen y Mike, los anfitriones de Karen's Cookies hicieron un trabajo maravilloso y ya planean la segunda vuelta. Mi querida CookieCrazie tiene un resumen del evento...

Se me olvidó mencionarles que gané un GiveAway! Bravo!!! Gané un patrón para la Jarra Pitcher #3 de AnneMarie de Gen X Quilters! Voy a hacerlo esta semana y compartirlo con ustedes...

Se está llevando un wrap along en el blog de Sukie... Hay un grupo de flickr con fotos de las maravillas que todo mundo está haciendo y algunos patrocinadores están regalando premios. No he podido empezar porque mi libro Ruby Star está en algún lugar entre Amazon y Cancun! Hey, Sr. Cartero!!!!

Último pero no menos importante... notición que estaba guardando para el final: Mi super talentosa amiga Tracy acaba de abrir su página FB con un lindo nombre, Whisked Away Cookies!! Sus GALLETAS son obras de arte!! Porfa vayan a darle un vistazo y MeGusta!

Nos vemos!

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