Kelley made Easter gifts. She says she has made these for years and they can be lovely to use at the table as name cards or little presents. They are so pretty! I love the colours!
I am going to include Kelley's instructions as these would be inexpensive to make and fun as well. I can just thing of many ways to use these!Kelley says....
Write what you want on posterboard or cardstock egg-shaped cut-outs. Use some junk mail or a cereal box to make the egg-shaped pattern. Cut matching pieces for each cardstock egg from thin, clear table protector vinyl. (This is sold by yard in fabric stores.). Each pouch requires one cardstock egg and one vinyl egg.
On the egg-shaped pattern, evenly space and mark the holes. Punch the holes on the pattern. Mother has a marvelous tiny hole-punch here at her house where I made these yesterday, but at my home on Guam, I'd use a regular hole punch. Lay the pattern over two sets of cardstock and vinyl eggs in order to punch four layers at a time. Use the pattern to guide the punched holes.
Using narrow ribbon, cut a length of it long enough to yield a "tail" at both ends for tying a bow. I used my arm to measure this and cut one length from my fingertips (holding the ribbon) to elbow + 3/4 of that length more (1 + 3/4 from fingertip to elbow). Thread ribbon into a tapestry or other needle and "stitch" the vinyl egg to the cardstock egg. Stitches should be taut, but not so tight they pucker or tear the cardstock. Leave four or five holes unstitched at the top. Use a spoon to fill pouch with pastel colored candies. Twelve pieces fit perfectly in mine so my sentiment is visible, "Jesus is risen indeed!"
The idea to use clear tablecloth material is amazing... I love this!
Maria finished a blanket for her Grandson. Last year she shared the one she made for her Grand Daughter.
Maria also added his initial. These blankets are just beautiful and full of love. Plus the size will always be useful either on a bed, on the lounge when snuggling, in the car etc. Lovely.
I have noticed even quite small children seem to feel special and important when you make them something. These will be cherished, well done Maria they are beautiful!
Jane made gift tags. She says she combined bits and pieces on plain tags... well they look gorgeous!
Jen in NC made her Father a beautiful gift...
This is known as a Seafarers set (which I love) plus in front there are gloves made for her Mother in Law. Amazing gifts Jen! She has also been sewing!
Kelsey has been busier than a bee nesting and getting ready for the baby! She made a set of cleaning cloths for her home plus room spray and toilet cleaning fizzles....
Also a gift for a friend having a baby. There are reversible burp cloths and a blanket all to match the new nursery. And the gift bag and label!
Just lovely Kelsey and how much fun to be making baby things. I can't wait to see what you are making for your own nursery!
I have a few crafts on the go. I started a rug to use up some wool I have and this will go to someone in need, I will see where it ends up.
Also I am working on lots of cards and gift tags. With Harper and Scarlett plus quite a few babies arriving soon I decided to make a series for little girls and little boys suitable for baby gifts and little children. Once I got started this has been beautiful! I will show them next week. The price of cards and tags in the stores are just crazy. I think I will end up with a big supply.
I hope your week is going well! Now we need to keep busy on our present making and have a good April! We have a couple of birthdays this month as well. And Easter! My plan is to bake my Easter gifts and package things up in yellow tissue paper with little chickens as decorations. I think I have everything I need for that. I have a chicken and an egg cookie cutter ready to go!
See you on Friday. Lots to report! xxx