stumped

So I got these lovely fabrics the other day, but I’m not quite sure what to do with them! The chevron and the polka dot are from the Michael Miller “Glitz” collection, and the birds are by Violet Craft from their “Brambleberry” collection.  I originally purchased them thinking they would coordinate well together as little cosmetics bags, but now I think I should try something new.

Perhaps one of my cats have a great idea for me?

Or maybe my fellow sewing enthusiasts might care to share an idea? 🙂

What I’d like to sew

What I'd like to sew

A flouncy floral skirt with plenty of soft pleats and a little black dress with a chiffon layer… because, you know, you can never have too many little black dresses.

Finding inspiration for sewing things is easy… finding things for sewing what you want is hard.

Image credit:  Left – Hapa Time; Right – Unknown Pinterest source.

Inexpensive Gift Wrapping Idea

Here are a few goodies I packaged for my wonderful boyfriend as part of a care package.  I love seeing how people inexpensively package gifts for people, especially if it involves reusing things, so I thought I’d share!

Inexpensive Gift Wrapping Idea

For the items in this picture, I:

– Reused a saved pasta jar sauce for homemade pre-mixed hot cocoa (remove the label while soaking it in a bowl of warm water, and remove the sticky residue with a generous amount of acetone or nail polish remover).
– Hand made gift tags cut out myself from brown paper bags from the grocery store, drawn on with sharpies or a fine ink pen
– Used twine to tie on the labels/gift tags (you can also use ribbons!)
– Decorate the boxes and jar with polka-dotted patterned tape (you can find this at Target or any crafts store)