First and most important is the fact that it is RAINING here!!! Lots of rain. Our pond is full. The ground is soaking up the rain as fast as it falls and there are very few puddles. Our rain gauge has overflowed at 6 inches yesterday. It is RAINING! Glorious rain falling from the heavens. Thank You!
I have been sewing and truly enjoying myself. When I couldn't sleep the other night this title ran through my head. Pfaff, Sew, La, Te, Da. It amused me. I am easily amused. In my blog reading I saw Martha at Quilt to the Edge make some fabric boxes and I was smitten. I knew I just had to make these. Thank you Martha. Martha also politely linked her source to Tina at Seaside Stitches. Of course I visited her blog also and was inspired. Here is my little box I made. When I prepared my fabrics I cut three sandwiches all with my 12 1/2 square ruler. Why would I try just one?
Since I made the first one and followed the ladies suggestions and my little fabric box came out very nicely I thought I would continue. I already had cut three sets so on I sewed. This time I shortened the sides. On each of these I decided to use my inner flaps as extra little pockets by stitching the corners down. Hmmm...I like this one also.
Now I did on purpose what I read was a mistake before. I folded on the diagonal instead of the straight and got this tray effect instead of the box shape. I also stitched my flaps on the outside to give more character. I added buttons to the corners of this tray. On the boxes I added buttons to the fold over flaps.
This is a very fun and easy project and I am very thankful to both Martha and Tina for generously sharing.
Here are my three little boxes/tray. The bonus is that they nest...just in case they remain empty. I have nested them for the time being and put them in my special gift cupboard. I already know the recipient.
These are great uses for scraps or fat quarters. The possibilities are endless. Oh and Joy of Joys...using more manly fabrics I can make trays for those hard to satisfy gift recipients...men and boys! Wouldn't it be fun to make a tray and include a key chain or wallet or hot rod model car for the enthusiast?! These would also make wonderful hostess gifts when paired with some food item or bath soaps or ???
Pfaff, Sew, La, Te, Da and I am a very happy girl.
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February is humming right along. I hope you are creating and finding joy in all you do. Creative Blissful Joy...