I'm having a crazy busy week! (What else is new, right?)
I wanted to show you a really cute and quick project, just in case you're in the need for something quick for tomorrow! (Valentine's Day! Don't forget!)
This will be my little thank you gift for the students and parents who have helped organize Sweet Pea's Valentine's Day party at school. I'm so pleased with how it turned out. On top, you see a little sewn envelope. More on that in a minute. Below the envelope, you see a candy bar I wrapped in a special wrapper. I'll tell you more about that on Friday. I put it on top of the candy bar so you can see the size of the finished envelope (and because that's how I'll package it all together). It's fairly diminuitive, but really cute!
Here is the little envelope. It's so cute, I think! I'm stuffing it with a kazoo, some bubbles, and a thank you note (which was printed from the same set as the wrapper for the candy bar--again, more on that on Friday). I think I'll look for a little sweet treat to stick in there, too, when I stop at the store tonight.
But I wanted to show you this envelope in case you need a quick little sewing project for a valentine. I stumbled on it because My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop (love that shop and their Wow Me Wednesday deals and projects) was selling little kits to make them. I thought they were so cute, I ordered a couple. The kit came with all the fabric, ribbons, ric rac, and buttons. That made it so easy for me to whip these up. The kit also came with a link to the free on-line pattern, which you can download if you are interested.
The envelopes are pretty fun and easy to sew up. I made 15 of these in about 2 hours! All it takes for one envelope is two charm (5") squares, a little ribbon, a little ric rac, and a button!
I confess I cheated a little. The pattern says to thread the ribbon on an embroidery needle and string it through the button to adhere it to the envelope. Yeah, right! As if that ribbon was going to go through a needle, the fabric, and ribbon! haha! So, I used Fabri-Tac glue and glued the ribbon and bow on. Worked like a charm. (No pun intended.)
These were so cute, I decided to give one to each of my secretaries for Valentine's Day, too. And I made one for Sweet Pea to give her teacher. Easy peasy!
Well, I have to run. Much to do. But I wanted to make this quick post today in case you were in a bind and needed a quick, easy idea for tomorrow!
Hope you are having a good week!
Until next time,