Sunday, August 20, 2017

Personalized Pillow Slips

By week-5 I was running out of ideas;
 so I decided to make gifts for my "sister's" boys.
 Star Wars was a perfect fabric to use and each pillow slip was personalized.
Her boys were thrilled.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

A Book Bag

On week-4, I gave my "sister" a book bag.
 The fabric used for the bag was a soft canvas.
The cross was machine appliqued; 
Blessed was done with my embroidery machine.
I love this fall print; I used it for the cross as well as the lining.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kitchen Towels and Peanut Brittle

For week 3, I gave my "sister" some machine embroidered kitchen towels; this design is one of  my favorites.
 These towels are so practical; I still use the first ones I ever made.
As an added touch, I made some homemade peanut brittle to go with the towels.

Friday, June 2, 2017

Hen and Chick Pot Holders

The Secret Sister club coordinator asked that each person give at least one gift to their "sister" each month; if you wanted to give more that was fine.
When I joined the club, I decided up front to spoil my "sister" by giving a weekly gift, to give handmade gifts, to use what I already had on hand and to spend the least amount of money possible.
 For my second gift, I chose a pattern from my Farm Girl Vintage book and made a set of pot holders for my "sister".
I really love how cute these turned out and plan to make some for my kitchen sometime in the future.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Zipper Pouch Gift

Last year, in September, our home-school co-op 
set up a secret sister club. I had heard of these before, so I was excited to join. The first gift I made for my "sister" was a cute zipper pouch.
I used a fun Cat in the Hat fabric,
Lined with a coordinating stripe fabric.
The pouch was then filled with candy.
I was pretty pleased with my first gift!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ribbit Ribbit

An early morning find....
On a cool and wet morning.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

A Homemade Gift

When giving a gift, I prefer to make something whenever possible; even if it means the gift is given later than planned.
 My original plan was to make a baby blanket for a friend's daughter, but now the little girl is no longer a baby; so I made a toddler blanket. 
I used a Robert Kaufman Girlfriends charm pack for the front.
 The back is Loralie Harris Big Blossoms.
 As an added bonus, I decided to make a rag doll to coordinate with the quilt.
 I used some of the fabric leftovers for the skirt;
 And the bow.
 The doll turned out so cute and goes very well with the finished quilt.
Here it is all packaged up.
I'm so very pleased with both the quilt and the doll and I don't think my friend, or her daughter, will mind that the gift was so late in coming.

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