Monday Project – Fabric gifts

Hello –  Monday !

I thought i would start may week off with my first Project with some fabric gifts-

My mother was a sewer and made all my sister and mine closeth  from an  early age. i learned the basic but it was years later that I actually used that talent to make something.

A quilt for my Grandmother. Now most people start little but might fist item was a yellow and blue quilt to cover her bed at the nursing home. I used a kit I bought at JoAnn fabric and taught myself to quilt. It was partially hand quilted and partily machine quilted – I made lots of mistakes but it was a learning experience.

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This is a full size quilt that was issued as a block a month kit. I made this about 20 years ago. The colors have faded after may washes – but the memories are there. Lisa

 

Now I don;t think You have time to do a whole quilt but maybe something small. Like the postcard size quilt below. Made with what i had on hand. It’s small in size that can be mailed if needed. Perfect to use up you fabric leftovers.

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Post card size- 4×6 . Finished by Zig zagging edges. Ribbon,lace buttons and flowers in your choice of colors. Sandwich with lite  batting and quilted. Can be mailed or framed for a gift.  Lisa

 

Post card idea’s/ or mini quilts –   that kids can make with help-

Cut a piece of 4×6 inch fabric and let your kids ( with help) – practice there sewing – use diffrent color thread and machine stitches..

Use stamp to stamp images on solid fabric ( set with iron)

Lets kids sign there name & date -with fabric markers. Or fabric paint can be used to decorate with handprints or decorations.

Let your kids cut some shapes and applica them on the front.

  • Use your imagination and have fum. Handmade gifts are the best.
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Candles Making gifts

Do you make Candles? I bought a kit a little while ago and enjoyed it. 

When I found these cute little metal watering cans I was set to go –

A wick and some melted wax in the microwave and you have a fun easy gift.

For Mothers Day

I used roses I dried in hydrehator, rose essence, soy wax and wicks for this gift. 

The tea cups are from garage sales . But you might have some hiding in the cabniate.  

Easter cards

Time  for some Easter cardmaking 

Using these stamps ,colored pencils and Easter paper from my collection 

I have a stash of stamp and paper I have collected over the years . Love using them when I can. Lisa

What’s your stash like? Collecting anything special?

Wild Thing

My this month’s Simon Says card kit

Wild Thing -i think I love you!

A birthday card for Willow the new baby giraffe just born at the zoo. 

Did you watch the video or enter the naming contest at the zoo?


Party Decoration 

Easter Decoration for your party


Easter bunnies cut from scrapbook paper with carrots in between. 

Cute little center piece made from ceramic bunny and eggs. 

Have fun with your table and party decorations. Lisa

My Craft Table

Monday has been all about the Eggs !

So Lets Dye Some-

 

Soak your Eggs in vinegar before dyeing. ( Makes the color hold on better)

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Spread Shaving Cream in a pan -add food coloring and swirl to make design.

  • You can also use Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)

Roll your egg in and Cover -Take out and Let dry.

 

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You can also use this mixture to dye scrapbook paper.

Place down on mixtures. Take paper out and scrap off shaving cream. Let dry.

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