Wednesday, May 25, 2011
I made these pin cushion button jars for my Homeschool Sewing Class and gave them for Christmas gifts. I think they would make great Teacher or Thank you gifts well.
I used polyfil and covered it with fabric and hot glued ribbon around the lid. I put packs of buttons inside and tied labels around them. You could personalize your own message. I hope these inspire you to create special gifts for someone in your life.
Posted by Susan at 8:17 AM
One of my girls were invited to a Birthday party and I wanted to find a gift that was inexpensive but still special. I think anytime you personalize something, it makes it special. I found this nice beach towel on sale at Walmart for $3.50 so embroidered the young ladies' name (you could use applique if you don't have an embroidery machine). I found this red wallet on clearance for $3.00 and the white sunglasses for $3.50 and I put it all in a big red bag. For just over $10.00 we were able to give a special gift that I'm sure she'll get a lot of use out of this summer.
Posted by Susan at 6:22 AM
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
These last few weeks have been a whirlwind of Birthdays, homeschool p.e., flag football, church, music practice and preparing my oldest daughter for prom. I am just exhausted! My husband's new job has required him to be gone 6 days a week and til 9pm every night so I have been doing a lot of running around and feeling like a single mom. Although I am tired, I am so glad that my girls are happy and getting involved in our new community.
As far as my sewing goes, I am haven't done a whole lot. I actually made a tutorial for my blog before Easter and I will get it posted soon. I am altering Abby's prom dress and I have a new quilting class that I will begin teaching next Wednesday. It will be my pattern that I have been teaching for years now. I hope to concentrate a lot more on my patterns this summer. I halted production on all my patterns and my company a few years ago when I was going through my divorce. Now that I am remarried and the dust has cleared it is time to revive that venture. I will keep you posted as I progress. I hope you are all well and can find some time to feed your creativity.
Posted by Susan at 11:56 AM