Monday, May 26, 2014
Gift Cupboard & Dresser...
I have mentioned my gift cupboard and dresser before and thought you might like to see what I am talking about. This is a downstairs linen cabinet Mr. C built for us. I have displayed lots of game pieces and astronomy themed items here just because I like to see them. Ahh but inside...well let's just say there aren't all linens behind those doors.
Here is a sample of gift items I keep on hand for year round giving. I will admit that I haven't organized the shelves in a while however I do know what types of things are on each shelf. I also know what items I have and for whom based on where I place them. At least twice a year I completely empty everything and re-consider if things are gift worthy.
This is a large antique dresser I have that has been taken over with more gift items. This began merely as an overflow for Christmas gifts. That was at least five years ago. Now I keep it filled all year long. I love having lots of options for gift giving any time of year and for any occasion.
Yes, I sewed this past week. I love this fabric and it has a wonderful sheen that does not show on camera. These are two different sizes and would be great for computer netbooks or tablets. Of course I can't try them as I don't own either of these items. Waaaaaaa.....
Because they are closed with a zipper I like to add a beaded accent. This one has a tiny little heart charm.
Here is the larger fabric pouch. I did a very simple quilt line on this one so as not to destroy so much of the fabric floral design.
This is the smaller of the two. Each one is padded for body and protection of contents. These are now residing in my gift cupboard.
A new week and lots to do. Mr. C and I are doing a painting project I will share soon. I am also very excited as I will be meeting some of the NLWM participants as we get together. Can you believe I will finally meet my very first pen pal of five years ago? She and I live just 5 miles apart and shop at the same Ben Franklin yet have never met in person. It is time!
Our weather is continuing to be dry but ever so glorious with blue skies and perfect temperatures.
I hope you are able to enjoy more Spring and Summer weather after those long hard cold Winters many of you endured. And for my friends who are enjoying Fall...enjoy those gorgeous colors and changing foliage. Now to get creative and have fun and make things I love to make...