Saturday, August 17, 2013
Only 100 to Go!
Someone wrote asking how I proposed to log everyone's ideas and projects.
This project would fall under the category of Independent Study. It isn't a Grand Scheme involving lots of record keeping and cross referencing. I'll be posting my 101 projects and keeping a list of them on a spread sheet. Y'all can create your own plans. If the notion really catches on, I might create a list of links to participating bloggers. I might.
Anyway, here's scrap project Number One! A far-away person has a birthday and I bought her wonderful goodies from Bath and Body Works -- I think consumable gifts are very good gifts -- in the "Stress Relief" flavor. I don't know whether or not her life is particularly stressful at present, but I really can't think of anyone at all who wouldn't appreciate having her stress relieved.
I have to mail them to her and I didn't want to just put them in a carton. So I found this nice decent-sized scrap of butterfly print fabric and cut it about this wide and about this long (showing with hands!) and folded the bottom up to make it boxy and sewed the side seams to about 1-1/4 inch from the top and then pressed and stitched the top down to make casings. I had some great purple batik and just cut two strips of that and threaded it through the casings and then knotted the ends together. Viola! Everything fits inside just right and now I can put it in a small carton and send it off. No, I didn't line it. This wasn't intended to be a bag to cherish and re-use for all time. It was just a gift-wrap and if she finds another use for it or regifts it, so much the better!
Posted by Nancy Stevens on Saturday, August 17, 2013