r-anne-dom : a place for me (anne) to leave random blog posts.
Such as:
..knitting, sewing, and other random activities pursued
..Girl Guides of Canada : yep, Guiding Lives Here
..the 4 shops on Etsy : one features quality handmade items; the second has lots of patterns, & crafting supplies; the third is stocked with Vintage; and the fourth is guiding flowers.
Enjoy the r-anne-domness!

August 31, 2012

Tutorial - Girl Guide Brochure Holder

Tutorial - Girl Guide Brochure Holder

I wanted to display some Girl Guide brochures - but I didn't have a brochure holder, so I made one, using a cardboard display as a template and modifying it for Girl Guide brochures.

Step 1: the pattern. 
These two pattern pieces should be printed on 8.5 x 11 inch paper with no border. Part 1 should touch all the edges of the paper, and then Part 2 should match up to Part 1.  Print onto paper first. You need to tape Part 1 and Part 2 together.

If you cannot print it large enough, perhaps print and then enlarge on a photocopier to the correct size.

Once you have printed and taped the pattern together on paper, cut out along solid lines, and trace onto cardboard.  Add all the markings from the paper pattern to the cardboard.

Part 1
Part 2

Step 2: cardboard.
I used a legal-sized file folder because it was the right size. A letter-sized file folder was too small. It wasn't quite as strong as I would have liked, so I reinforced the back by gluing an extra piece of cardboard onto the back.  This is optional and is not shown in the tutorial.

Step 3: cut out the pattern.
Cut along solid lines only. Cut around the outside, then cut along all other solid lines.

Step 4

Step 4: first fold
With the widest part closest to you, fold along the first dotted line (see photo for Step 4)

Step 5

Step 5: more folds
Fold the next 2 fold lines in the opposite direction as Step 4 (see photo for Step 5)

Step 6

Step 6: wings
Well, I'll call them wings - they are the sides of the stand.  Fold them towards the centre (see photo for Step 6)

Step 7

Step 7: tabs
Fold the tabs in towards the centre (see photo for Step 7)

Step 8

Step 8: assemble
Insert the tabs into the slots. 
Admire your handiwork.  :) 

Step 9: Girl Guides!

Step 9

Using old catalogues, Canadian Guider magazines, old brochures and posters, etc. glue pictures and text to your brochure holder.  I made sure our GGC logo and 800# were visible on all sides so that even if all the brochures were taken, people would still be able to take down the information.

Step 10

Step 10: display
Fill with brochures and display!

August 22, 2012

Why Knit?

"In the same way that fishing is not just about getting something to eat, knitting is not just about making something to wear"
Debbie Stoller

August 20, 2012

New Hats now in Stock!

New hats have been added to my Etsy shop ennadoolf!

These quality hand knit hats are perfect for all ages!

Men, women, teens and children.

Shop now for best selection!

August 13, 2012

Etsy Finds - KNITTING!

Knitting was given a lovely profile in today's Etsy Finds daily newsletter email called Fall Fashion Preview .

Below is a crop showing just the knitting part (of course!).

For beautiful quality hand knits, visit my ennadoolf shop on etsy

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