I decided to pull some fabrics that have been on the shelf too long. New fabrics, but been on the shelf for almost a year. I like a two year turn around time on my shelf fabrics - I am not a hoarder, but a firm believer of using it.
This is a very quick project - The One Hour Basket. This is the pattern I used, but there are a lot of them on the web. If you are looking for a different homemade gift - this works great. AND you can use fabrics to fit the reciever as well as fill them with goodies that they like.
Then I pulled the tote with some juvenile and fun prints that I have been seperating from the gifted scrap baggies all year. These will be crayon roll-ups and I use This Pattern. There are now two dozen prepped with half finished. I've been invited to my granson's elementary school for a Holiday Shopping and craft event. A table of make-and-take or items a child can buy under $3. I'll also have a booth for the adult shopping hours.
Then I pulled out the Christmas tote. My SIL was looking for a backing for a runner and I found this in there. I'll cut these and make some quick envelope fold pot holders.
And then there was this find as well. Again, more potholders. I'm not one who like to work with Holiday fabrics, but these small, quick projects will use up these stashed away items as well as make for some little gifts for a child to buy for Mom/Dad.
Thinking and making Holiday projects, yet when I went outside for a walk break I found with the warm spell had made the roses bud again. This is a special hybred I bought my Mom on her 80th birthday and is a 'Silver Anniversary' rose. Why these buds are pink? I don't know?
I did find one opened - they aren't really silver, but a pretty bright white.
The furkids have been sticking to the indoors lately as the coyote have been running close to the house the last few weeks. Moe is content on the couch with the 'napping' supplies. Bella has taken to hiding upstairs somewheres - I think in the old chifferobe.
And a reminder of Carole's project. You can read about it HERE.
QAL's and SAL' are wrapping up for the year. As I find new ones for 2019, I will be doing updates on the sidebar. If you know of any , let me know - I only will post up free; none that require buying a book, kit, or pattern.
HOPS COMING UP