Saturday, July 05, 2008
I've been making stuff.
Above are some clothespin bags that I tried. There are two different styles, and I really like both of them. Don't they look like they are talking to one another?
The green clothespin bag is made with a larger hanger and the yellow one can be buttoned directly onto the clothesline or buttoned onto a child-sized hanger as you see here. I made the green one for myself (practice bag) and this yellow one for a bride-to-be, and a couple others too. My daughter-in-love got one and another friend will get one in her birthday box. You will find tutorials for these clothespin bags at My Lucky Chicken and at Christy's Creations.
I love to embroider so I thought I'd add another gift for the new bride. All brides really ought to have a few cute tea towels to add to their kitchen linens, don't you think? I was crazy over these BEE patterns. There must be six or so to print off. I was browsing at Hoop Love Flickr Group for some embroidery ideas and landed these little Bees at Beetastic's Vintage Finds starting on this page. Don't miss her vintage dancing fruits and veggies either! O Sew Cute!!
Sometimes people ask me where to find quality flour sack towels. You sure don't find them at Wal Mart. Those cheapies get ratty and go to shreds in no time. My best outlet is American Chair (I know, it doesn't sound like a place to buy flour sack towels). I like the 30x30" set of 10. You can't beat them for quality and price anywhere!