Clearing out My Craft Closet.
Every crafter has a box, cabinet, or closet filled with the dreaded unfinished objects, UFOs, projects that you meant to get to, might have started, but just never quite finished. In an attempt to complete my projects, I've started this blog to get me over the hump and try to finish all those pesky projects that keep hanging around the house or finally start projects that I intended to make.
I was busy working on Christmas gifts up until two days before my family gathering. I missed out on taking photos of the actual gifts.. Fortunately, my family is awesome :) and most of them have taken photos and sent them to me so I can post here. More coming...
I made a bunch of business card wallets with clips for my aunts. Here are a few photos of them.
I loved this feathery designed fabric from Fabmo. One interior with purple and one interior was blue.
This fabric was from a swatch from a big swatch book also from Fabmo.
I used fabric from Fabmo, that is reclaimed fabric that was destined to go to the landfill. It was a lot of work to take off the fabric labels, but I think I figured out a good way to do it. First you soak the fabric, this might not work for all fabrics. I did this until the labels were very soaked. Then I threw them in the dryer and the labels came off fairly easily. Some of the fabric shrunk, but I didn't really care since I wasn't tied to the size.
Here are the instructions for the business card wallet: (I added a little strap and clip so that it could be clipped to a purse so it would not be lost)
I made a travel wallet for my mom since she does travel. I found this awesome fabric because I couldn't find the right fabric for her. It's Amy Butler free spirit line called Oh Dear. I love the fabric! I hope she does too. I opted not to make the straps for around the neck, because I didn't think she would use it. I thought a clip to hook it into her purse would be more practical.
Instructions for the Happy Travels wallet was found at Sew Mama Sew here: