Thursday, January 10, 2013
Fresh Snow & Sewing...
Two days ago our snow and ice from Christmas day finally melted. Last night we got a new layer of snow. This photo is after the sun had come out and melted a lot of it off. This Crepe Myrtle is very lacy and beautiful.
Here is a view of my backyard. This snow will last a lot longer here as there is a lot of shade. My steep driveway was clear but very icy as were all the roads. I had some errands to run and waited until midday.
Here is a pocket tissue holder I made many years ago. Through the years they have been excellent gifts to give...any age and any gender depending on the fabrics used.
Recently along came Judy of jfabrications with a new improved method of making these little gems. Easier! Faster! Less time and materials is such a good thing I just had to try. So I viewed the video Judy linked. Two pieces of fabric and no bias tape. Here are the results in the photos above and below. Easier! Faster!
I have already made quite a few. The first dozen have already been given or mailed out to friends. These are the latest batch. Thank you Judy Dear for sharing this great little gift idea. I am thinking of making a lot of these in both male and female fabrics to donate to the local Hospitality House to snuff out the sniffles from all this cold weather.
I have already begun my 2013 Christmas shopping. To keep it organized and to know right where I put it I keep a cupboard and a dresser just for gifts all year long. I am bagging and marking each item before I put it away. I also shop all year for birthday gifts and do the same with them until needed. This method really helps me stay in budget and lessen stress during hectic busy times.
I feel so blessed to share blogging with each of you. There are so many generous tips and tricks and projects that are shared and I am very grateful. I am also extremely thankful for the comments you each leave. They show me you care and also help me with my confidence to be able to create.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...