Wednesday, November 19, 2008
waste not, want not
Thanks for all of your snow enthusiasm yesterday! I grew up in San Francisco, without the seasons. Although I don't always enjoy feeling cold, I've learned to embrace winter. I especially love how magical it makes the holiday season feel. There's something special about crafting with a cozy wood stove nearby, and a snowy scene out your window. The little acorn sachet/ornament was a test for an idea I have for family gifts, as well as some for you in my shop. I'll be using the scraps from the coffee sack buckets combined with my nature prints. I am surrounded by evergreens, so I'll fill them up with lovely pine needles, too. Mmmm... such a wintery smell, I love it! Expect to see some at designsmayamade in the next couple of days. Do you have scraps in your sewing room? How could you turn them into something special for the holidays? Don't sew? So many things in your home can be repurposed... try looking with fresh eyes. You may surprise yourself!
I've just listed three more large coffee sack buckets in the shop. A couple more smalls and a medium are on the way...
If you want to try making some cloth containers of your own, whip up has a great round-up of tutorials right here.