Friday, March 21, 2008
Sew Crafty, Gift addition
I realize that this post is a tad out of order in the whole grand 'vacation' scheme of things, but I waited to post these photos until Sew Crafty Friday, in order to participate in it.
I was completely absent from blogging the week that I was in Indiana, but two weeks before I left, I rarely made an appearance either. Here is the reason why...
I was making host/hostess gifts!
For the HOSTESS, I made a coordinated purse and hat. This fabric I bought on sale for $1.00 a YARD at Joann Fabrics in the fall. I bought enough to make MANY purses so you'll probably be seeing more of these! ;-)
The purse and hat are lined with this striped material-and I made a few pockets for the purse.
Here is Little Miss, modeling the hat.
Our host family also have a son who I thought would appreciate this crayon roll. So I made him one and got a coloring book to go with it.
Oh-and I eventually found the Panda's crayon roll too! Phew!
The whole vacation was based upon me meeting a 'virtual' friend in real, bonafide life so I thought it would be nice to make each of her children something. I made them all a coordinated article of clothing. For the girls, pillowcase dresses and for the boy, I dressed up a storebought Polo shirt.
I made a 3D applique sail that COULD double as a small pocket. Maybe.
The baby dress was hemmed with lace, the toddler dress I made some pretty stitching to line the bottom. The material was actually one single curtain panel. I have enough left over that I plan to make a dress set for Corynn and her dolly, Laura, and do something similar with a shirt for Andrew. Someday. The curtain panel was $3.00. I guess spending that much for 6 outfits is a pretty good deal, wouldn't you say?!? ;-)
Among the stitching I did, the last day before my departure, I also did some candy-making for the HOST. After all, men don't often appreciate sewed items! Cashew brittle, peanut butter fudge, and dark chocolate covered homemade caramel were among the fixings. Sometime next week I will be updating my recipe blog...so be on the lookout for a brittle recipe!
Now, perhaps you will understand why I was pretty silent a few weeks ago! ;-) For more craftiness, visit Shereens blog, Waiting for Him.