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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Last Minute Gift Idea!

Nearly every crafter I know is addicted to Pinterest and I’m no exception. But, I started to feel a little guilty when the ideas started to pile up. So, here is one I tried – button ear rings. They are made from small fabric covered buttons. The hardware to make these is available in any sewing store. Pulling the metal shank off is the hardest part of this project. You will also need to pick a fabric with a very small design pattern. I also made a few fabric button rings! Here is the great tutorial.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Make a Set!

If one hanging towel makes a great gift, imagine receiving four! I made a set for my mother-in-law. Each towel depicts a season. I made cut little tags with the name of the season  and slipped them through the button hole. Plus, they were easy to ship!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Very Vintage Christmas

The hanging dish towel has graced many a kitchen. And while it may seem a dated idea, I get a lot of requests for these. That is why they are on my gift giving list this year. Your average hand towel will make two of these towels. A fine steel crochet hook inserts into the towel to make this pretty edging. I used a dc to create a post and then did 4 dc around the post. I also discovered the joys of my button hole maker on my sewing machine. I also like a fabric covered button to complete the look.