Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Measuring Tape Rosettes

I'm a big fan of Tatty Devine, and often pop into their shop in Brick Lane to have a look at what's new. Last time I was there, I noticed these fab measuring tape brooches:

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I couldn't stop thinking about them, so started fiddling about with an old measuring tape I had at home. After a few false starts, and a trip to the market for some 70p tapes and the local stationers, here's what I came up with:


They're not quite as perfect as the originals, but I love them! I'm not going to go into too much detail as to how I made mine, as I don't want to discourage anyone shopping with this small, brilliant company - they've already suffered greatly by being 'interpreted' by several chain stores, and even won a legal battle with one in particular. But if you can't quite stretch to £30 for an original, you can also buy a Tatty Devine measuring tape for £3.50 and make your own!


See you soon!

7 comments:

  1. These are bloody brilliant Nicole, I love! Link up to my Ta-dah! Tuesday post, they'd be perfect xx

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  2. Wow these are fabulous, you are so clever!! ooh and they would make great winners rosettes if we ever have a Sewing Olympics ;)

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  3. These are just amazing! Can I be cheeky and ask if you do a tutorial on how you made them? I found you via Lakota's blog and am so pleased I did xox Penelope

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  4. That is so cute! I hope you linked up to Lakota! The world needs to see this. If you have time, please vote for me, I'm in a national style competition and losing by 25 votes. Voting ends the 30th and you can vote once a day. Thanks a million. xoxo.

    http://www.victoriagardensie.com/project-style/56/entry/357?hub=/project-style/56

    Sophia

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  5. That is so cute! I hope you linked up to Lakota! The world needs to see this. If you have time, please vote for me, I'm in a national style competition and losing by 25 votes. Voting ends the 30th and you can vote once a day. Thanks a million. xoxo.

    http://www.victoriagardensie.com/project-style/56/entry/357?hub=/project-style/56

    Sophia

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  6. I love these!!! gorgeous colours make me wonder how i could wear several at the same time without looking silly! and i think I know how you made them...was it using a plastic gadget for making fancy ribbon bows??? i've got one and I'm going to try it...just hope I can get a cool coloured tape measure in my little town!

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