Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Fortune or The Cookie?

So I had Chinese for lunch earlier today or since I'm a night owl and posting this super late, yesterday to some of you. It's still 'today' for me, I haven't slept yet. I had to snap these beauties. I've never had such perfect fortune cookies out of the wrapper. Mine were always smashed or already broken in half, but look at these:

So of course using my light box and a fantastic camera, I made the fortune cookies look even more scrumptious. I picked up my order and I don't know about ya'll, but I always have to make sure that they gave me my fortune cookies. Its not the fortune I care about-I could really care less about the fortune inside, I've gotten the "You'll win the lotto" several times & well I'm still broke, still waiting for that fortune to come true, but I just love how it tastes. I'll add a recipe that I've tried before and it just tastes really good fresh!
So these perfectly shaped fortune cookies made me snap to attention. I'm always looking for things to add to my items as a giveaway to my customers whenever they purchase things for example; magnets, cup cozy's, mini-wallets holding my business card, just that sort of stuff. Now I'm not chinese at all, and anyways the fortune cookie idea came from America, but I decided I wanted to make a fortune cookie out of fabric and add my label inside like the paper fortunes---DING DING DING DING!!!!

I'm sure people have already done this, but let me have my moment, and for figuring it out myself. ---By the way those participating in the swap--this is a good project for using up those scraps.

So with some messing around with fabric, I ended up with this as my first ones:

I loved it, and the fact that it's a NO-SEW project folks?! All you need is fabric, fusible, glue, and some beading wire & you're good to go. I should have taken some photos while I made the rest, but I just couldn't stop until I was done. They were just too easy to make. I'll post steps later when I make some more. For now here are the fabric fortune cookies.....ta da!

I'm still figuring out how to make the box, I'm gonna wash the chinese box and take it apart and use that for a template--once I'm done eating my leftovers of course. So I thought I would share this little project. So until next time, JOIN THE SWAP, and keep craftin'!


Beth said...

Those cookies are so adorable - and calorie free! And - a no sew project. Please - post the tutorial. I have one for sewing fortune cookies but still haven't made them...Beth

Tonya said...

How cute! Great to be inspired by little things.

carrie said...

These are so cute! I'd love to see how you did them. Have you ever seen the ones over at Brassy Apple?

Cute Cute!

Abbie Simpelo-Dyer said...

Great comment Carrie! I hadn't seen that before, and our methods are somewhat similar--so anyone who asked to know how to do this should go to the site carrie posted. it saves me time from having to take pics--yay! good job carrie and thanks for sharing

Katherine said...

Cute!! I forward you a little something that gives you the breakdown of a take out box...a few different size options actually.

Anonymous said...

Those are so cute!

Anonymous said...

What an incredible idea. I'm so impressed.

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