Friday, May 13, 2011

Another Homemade Gift

I made another homemade birthday gift.  Again this purse is for a four year old little girl.  She is one of E's favorite little friends and they get along great together.  We didn't get to go to the party but we dropped the gift off on our way out of town early that morning. The next morning at church we saw her walking in the front door carry her purse full of goodies.  She loved it! 
Zipper pouch with her intial "E".
Purse with small flower pin.
Large flower pin.
Purse with the large flower pin.

I love giving and receiving handmade gifts.  If I'm going to continue with the homemade gifts for Christmas I better get started because Christmas is right around the corner and I don't want to fill rushed. 

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dave Ramsey Envelopes

Very basic instruction will add more detail later.

Right sides together cut to 7 1/2 by 8 1/4.

Sew around leaving an opening on the short side.

 Turn fabric and press

 I sew the snaps on felt and then on to the pocket.

sew snaps on each side in the middle

missed a picture camera went dead, snap together and sew up the sides.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Designing your own fabric.

I just discover a site where you can design your own fabric and then order it.  This is a great thing because I am constantly get ideas in my head about what kind of fabric I want to use with different projects.  When I start shopping around at local fabric shops, online and some larger hobby/fabric shops I can never find the kind of fabric I dream about for certain projects.  Now I can just get online and design my own. The fabric maybe a little pricey, but in some cases and for certain projects it's worth it to me to pay a little higher price to get what I want.  If you would also like to design your own fabric try out Spoonflower.