Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Ruffles Potato Chips???
Here is something I bought several years ago to support a fellow craftsperson. I thought I would make some for gifts. However I was never inspired by this one and the workmanship was not great. So it sat in the abyss of stuff.
Then I was shopping one day and found the pattern. Little Wallet by Valori Wells Designs. Of course I bought the pattern. I was still intrigued with these for gift giving. And then they both sat waiting for my inspiration to get in gear.
My blog friend Annie of freezeframe posted some on her blog. You really do want to click on her link and see what she created. This was my green light to get inspired. On top of her post she surprised me with this beautiful Little Wallet. Annie's workmanship was perfect and I was smitten.
I was entranced with her selection of coordinating fabrics. After thanking Annie for her generous gift and her inspiration I got my pattern and began.
These are like Ruffles Potato Chips for me...I can't eat just one and I can't make just one Little Wallet. Here are the first ones I have made. My gift list just got sew much easier. And bonus...they are easy to mail. How fun it will be to include those ever popular gift cards for each recipient.
I have sew much fun selecting fabrics from my stash. These are easily made from scraps. I wonder how many I will make before I retire this pattern? Thank you sew very much Annie for sparking my inspiration and gifting me with my beautiful Little Wallet. Thankfully there are no calories or fat in these like my beloved chips. Gift List Bliss right here...
We are awaiting a tiny bit of rain during tonight. It has been cold and very dry here. I am praying for all of you to stay safe and warm if you are in the frigid cold Winter weather.
On a personal note my words of wisdom last week were easy to type, however then life throws that unexpected glitch. I did some extra household chores and didn't take very good care of my back and sciatic issues. By Friday afternoon I was flat down and stayed that way for four days. Now I am slowly and carefully trying to function. So to remind myself...some things will get done and some things will be put aside for another time. Breathe! I am truly grateful. This too shall pass...
I am so happy to be reading all of your wonderful blogs with lots of decor and gift ideas. Thank you for sharing your Creative Joy and Bliss...