I had a lot of fun sewing and crafting this week.
First, here is a picture of the nightgown I made for my second daughter. Well, actually two pictures. The second picture is a close up of the pin tucks and lace on the collar because even a flannel nightgown can have a touch of elegance.
I also made pajama pants for two of my sons. It’s ridiculous that they were on my to-do list for so long since they only take about fifteen minutes to make. It felt good to get something so small crossed off my list.
Then this week I’ve had fun putting together a gift bag for my husband’s sister. I love to fill gift bags or baskets with lots of little gifts that I think are appropriate to the recipient. So I went on my “Gifts” board on Pinterest and started making a list of everything I wanted to do.
Here’s what I came up with…
The directions are here.
I love making these hangers and have done a lot of them over the last couple of years. It’s nice to have a hanger that’s non-slip and pretty. Plus it helps me use up some of my fabric scraps. The tutorial is here.
This was such a cool project to do. The tissue paper really does melt into the candle so that all you see is the design you drew. It’s a great project for the children to work on because tissue paper is so cheap they can keep drawing designs until they have one they like. You can find the instructions here.
My eight-year-old son had fun drawing designs on this pad of paper like described here.
I did these on my own. I’ve seen them around the ‘net. I just melted chocolate chips and dipped the spoons. Then I melted some caramels and drizzled them. Finally I added just a little bit of sea salt. I almost don’t want to give these away!
And finally I really loved this article. It was so encouraging to see the things that you could get done in fifteen minutes. And accomplishing any of these things would really make you feel like you had done something major.
What kind of gifts do you like to give?