Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Developmental Hearts

Well, my little helper is busy, so I looked for some boy prints in my stash.  I figured that boys print are usually in hot demand. I just love these prints.  I'll show you the burp pads I cut out first tomorrow.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Developmental Hearts

I'm just starting to make these cute little hearts to donate to preemies.  The mother wears them next to her skin, then it is placed next to wee one so that the baby has mom's scent next to him. So sweet.  My daughter says she will cut them out if I sew them.  Can't wait for a little helper.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Hand scrub

Sure have needed a lot of gifts lately.  This was for a high school graduation.  I made her a whole basket, but forgot to take pics.  This is handmade scrubs.  Don't you love the cute little spoons.  I got them from Krogers of all  places. 

This is how I make my scrubs,
 in the jar put desired amount of sea salt, sugar, or brown sugar.
Put in desired oil little at a time. 
Let it soak in. 
Put in a little lemon juice and scented oil.

I found they do best if you don't stir, it breaks up the sugar or salt and makes it watery.

Easy peasy.  My daughter paid $20 for a jar this size for a store bought one.  We made a bunch for Christmas Presents this year, and everyone seemed to love them.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Small finishes

Here's 2 purple washrags I made for a gift basket.  I sure seem to be making a lot of washrags lately.  It may be small, but a finish is a finish and I'm happy with it.  Just can't seem to find time to sew lately.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Gift Basket - Handmade Goodies

I found this basket at CareHelp.   It was a good thing, because the same day hubby  told me we had a housewarming party to go to that day.  Yikes, So we went to the party, then went straight to WalMart to find yarn that matched their bedroom and kitchen.  The brown matches their kitchen.  The purple matches the bathroom.  I have never seen purple in a bathroom, it was really very nice.  They were really excited with the thick towels.  I couldn't remember the exact purple in the bathroom, so we went with beige towels and washrags.  I was pleased with the way the basket looked.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Working on flismies

Here is another border for several scrappy quilts.  This is a neutral fabric I like using. 

So do you give neutral quilts as gifts, or do you like give bold, brighter quilts as gifts?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Small finishes - baby present

I have been making more crocheted gifts then sewing lately.  hmmmm.  Handmade washrags are the big, new gift.  So I use 100 percent cotton, try to find thread made in American.  Yes, I do still think that is important.  I got this in a big cone at Wal Mart.  Love the shading.

The little sack actually has a bar of baby soap in it.  You wash up, rinse the bag, then hang to dry.  I wasn't sure that was a good ideal, but supriseling, it dries fine, and always looks clean.  My girls love using them.  I need to whip some up for Christmas gifts.