06 December, 2015

Super Quick Christmas Gifts



 I have a Christmas card and FQ exchange in one of my FB sewing groups. 
The name I was given was someone I hadn't "met" via FB (yet) and it was a little difficult to 'stalk' her.
She likes purple, crochet and she's a reverend. Not much to go by.


 Yesterday, at my mid-day work break, I went to my voodoo-hippie doc and got my christmas acupuncture and then zoomed over to Fabric Depot to take advantage of their 40% off fabric sale.

I found this vivid turquoise and purple "Tree Of Life" by Timeless Treasures for my swap partner and some purple grosgrain ribbon to trim it.

I fell in love with the scissor print and put this on the inside to easily see what's stored.


 Just love this combo and might make another this afternoon after I meet a friend for lunch and bazaar. Although, I have to sew up two pillowcases for my niece for her Christmas gift. I have a care package going out tomorrow and if I could throw those inside, it would be another item checked off my list.





This was a tiny gift for my friend who loves tiny flower vases like I do. I found these at an estate sale Friday! and knew they were perfect for her. Bonus - I was meeting up with her today. I think they call this Just In Time Inventory. lol

The pieces were made in England, marked DENMARK. There was an entire set that was very tempting, but we are both older and better able to resist
tchotchkes.

She's a pocket tissue user so a little Tula Pink Rabbit made her a happy friend.

I've posted before about pocket tissue holders - they are less than five minutes to whip up - including the slow fabric selection. You can find tutorials all over.

10 comments:

  1. Love your new project.. and those cute little pitchers.

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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  2. Perfect fabric choices. I love how you found the petite flower vases just before meeting your Friend. I had a 4H meeting on Sunday. We made pillowcases for gifts. All fabric from my stash!!!

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    1. I love it when the stash delivers!

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  3. That zippy is adorable - the black & white print is really cool - I opened it on another screen and I'm following the line with my finger on the monitor, haha :D

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  4. Cute pouches, I love quick! And the little vases are a sweet score.

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  5. Great set of new pouches! Thanks for sewing along with Elm Street Quilts Bag It!

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  6. That scissor fabric is great, and the little jugs are cute! My tissue pouch is in daily use! Thank you x

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  7. Was doing some web surfing and stumbled on your blog. The little vase on your left is my china pattern, which my grandmother bought over the course of several trips to Denmark in the 70's and 80's. The pattern is Blue Fluted Lace by Royal Copenhagen and it's far too pricey for me to add many pieces any more. What a treat to stumble on that! Thanks.

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    1. There was most of a set there -- about $50. Good deal.

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