Friday, 30 August 2013

Eyelet Ribbon Hand Towels

I recently had a housewarming party to go to which meant thinking of a useful gift that I could make. I always find it hard trying to think of gifts for people who already have everything they need, rather than adding clutter that they won't ever use.

So I opted for hand towels trimmed with ribbon. With little kids they will always come in handy - and while my thought process is that hand towels are for use in the kitchen or bathroom, a small towel can have multiple uses!

Originally I picked a red polka dot ribbon, until I saw this pretty eyelet ribbon - I bought both and finally decided to go with the eyelet. I trimmed both towel ends with the ribbon, doing a straight stitch along the top and bottom where my white stitches would be hidden. For the ends I chose to do a satin stitch to prevent any fraying as well as to disguise the ribbon end a little.

These are easy enough to make and I figure they would be a good gift to make in advance and keep on hand in case of any last minute parties. I might even make some for my own house!

Friday, 23 August 2013

Tissue Paper Flowers

My grandma gave me a flower punch for my birthday, which happened to be around the same time that I found this tissue paper flower project on the Fiskars website.

This is one of those projects that I, for some reason, just made more and more of without any plan of what I am going to do with them!

They look really pretty individually, so for now I will just keep filling up the box until I figure out how I want to use them. Either way, it is another good project to work on while watching tv.

I reused some of the tissue paper from gifts I have received, so perhaps I will continue the gift wrapping theme and use these flowers rather than the stick on bows I normally buy.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

MyMemories Designer Gift Bags

With being sick, busy with work, more renovating, family commitments, birthdays and a new sewing job, the last two weeks have gone by in such a blur that my weekly blog posts have completely slipped my mind!

Hopefully this weekend I get time to photograph some of the projects I've made lately, but in the meantime I wanted to share the latest freebie from MyMemories with you!

These designer gift bags look really pretty - and they include matching gift tags. They are available free until August 25th - no more running to the shop to quickly buy a gift bag when you can print your own at home.

If you haven't bought a copy of MyMemories yet, make sure you use my code: STMMMS13662 to get $10 off!
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