Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Final Secret Sister Gift

After week-9 we had a "party" and everyone learned who their "sister" had been. I wanted to gift my "sister" one last gift before everything was over for the semester.
Since it was Christmas time I decided to make a quilted stocking and personalize it with my  "sister's" name. Next I filled it with homemade goodies; such as cookies, fudge and so on.
Being a part of the Secret Sister Club was a lot of fun, as well as a lot of work, and I am very happy that I was able to spoil my "sister" with lots of unexpected gifts.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Keep It Simple

While searching for gift ideas, I saw where my "sister" liked the saying Keep It Simple; it was actually a picture on her face book page; so I decided to turn this saying into a pillow for week-9.
 I printed the picture and then enlarged it to the size I wanted. Next I traced it onto some white cotton fabric and then hand embroidered the picture and saying.
 To keep with the camping theme, I shopped at a local quilt store where I found some cute camper fabric that was perfect.
I was very happy with the gift, it turned out so cute!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Grocery Bag Holder

The idea for my week-8 "sister" gift came from etsy. I wanted to make a grocery bag holder, but I wanted something different.
 While searching on-line I stumbled upon an etsy seller who made the cutest bag holders.
 After studying the chicken bag holder, I decided it wouldn't be too hard to make my own version.
The bags go into the bottom of the chicken at the legs;
And come out the neck.
I love how this gift turned out and it just might be my favorite one so far.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Fall Table Runner

It's been fun looking through my pictures at all the gifts I made for my "sister".
 Turning to Pinterest for inspiration, I decided to make a fall table runner for week-7.
All the fabrics came from my stash;
Including the back, which is my favorite.
This fabric was purchased  years ago on clearance.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Stuffed Cat

After digging through my patterns, I decided to make a stuffed cat for my "sister" on week-6
 The cat turned out really cute;
But sewing it together was awkward. The pattern instructions has the head attached with glue, but I stitched it on with hand sewing and then hid the stitches with the tie.

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.

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