No Sew Jewelry Pouch DIY


As a photographer, I'm constantly flying all over the country. I'm always on the look out for new travel pieces that keeps my things organized, but also feels like it fits in my style. I wanted to create a small pouch I could easily keep all my jewelry in, without taking up too much space in my suitcase. 


leather piece
embroidery thread

Begin with a piece of leather 8x14 inch. 

Fold the leather over creating a pouch. With the Crop-a-Dile, punch holes all along the hem edge through both layers of the fold, making them line up perfectly.

Next, thread the sides together with embroidery thread. I used multiple different muted colors for a bohemian vibe.

Once the sides are threaded together. Cut the flap of the pouch in a curved pattern for a unique look. 

Take six strands of embroidery thread and braid them together, two pieces of embroidery thread for each section of the braid. 

Punch a hole in the top of the flap. Tie a knot at the end of the threads, pull through the hole at the top of the flap, and tie a knot at the end of the other of the braid. 

Easy as that! Enjoy!


"in the end, we'll all become stories."
- Margaret Atwood. 


this weekend for us is a bit chill. if yours is as well, take time to watch this.

and listen to this. 


Accordion Photo Album DIY


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I'm teaming up with Canon USA again with a tutorial on how to create an accordion photo album! I've always been a fan of this style of photo album. They are compact, personal, and overall have a great design. Take a look below to read how to create one for yourself!
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Photo paper (I chose 13x19 in.)
rubber cement
sponge brush
leather cord
Begin by creating a collage strip of photos on your computer. I created mine in Photoshop, but there are lots of free, alternative programs you can use. Next, print the collage onto a large piece of photo paper. I used a 13x19 in. sheet. What's great about the PIXMA iP8720 printer is that because you're entering the paper through the top of the printer, there really is no limit to the length size of paper you choose. This gives you the ability to make the collage with as many or as few photos as you'd like!
Next, cut out the strips of photos. I left a border along my photos, but this step is completely up to your own preference.
Bend the photos back and forth along the edges, accordion style.
Next, cut the leather into two pieces for the cover of the album. With a crop-a-dile, punch holes in the leather and thread the cord through. To find the correct length of the cord, stretch out the photo strips to see how wide it would need to be to see all of the photos.
Attach the back of the first and last images to the leather with the rubber cement. Let the rubber cement dry before moving the album.
Easy as that! I think what I love most about these photo accordions is the story you can tell in such a small amount of photos. You better believe there are a lot more accordion albums in my future. 
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