Monday Tuesday Wednesday! I have orders to fill, reports to run, customers to contact, people to train. The house needs picking up and there’s gardening to do. What does this mean? Find a project to throw together instead!
I don’t understand people who don’t understand my stashes. I have a very acceptable and usable collection of yarn and knitting patterns, vintage sewing patterns and notions, material, stamps and ink, papers, garden decorations in the rough, and my trusty computer with craft ideas bookmarked to within an inch of her life…in case I haven’t introduced you – please meet Sophia, my trusty laptop.
One of those “Oh ap-cray! I totally forgot my best friend’s <significant event>.” or “Those neighbors will no longer be considered new in about two days.”
It’s only taken me a lifetime, but I’ve finally learned that having a few gifts ready to go saves a boat load of fast trips to a store to spend too much money on something I really don’t like as well as what I had in my mind. Settling for second best doesn’t set well with me.
Yesterday I cleaned out a drawer (thanks to Kelly at Eclectically Vintage for the closet cleaning inspiration….I started with baby steps) and found these little muslin bags:
That led me to my crafty corner for ink and a nifty stamp. I really like the stamps from my friend Hope’s Stampin Up! line when I want to decorate fabric. You can find permanent ink at craft stores.
The jar of lavender I saved from last year’s garden and a bit of vintage embellishment and it’s time to make some lavender sachets.
While the rick rack was a great idea, there wasn’t enough for all of the little bags, so I used grosgrain ribbon that came on bundles of face clothes I purchased for a Fondue and Facials Party.
Ta Da! Some free and fast gifts to put in the gift closet. The lavender wand and rosemary bath soak are teasers for future projects.
I hear Henny and Penny clucking…time to go see what they’re into today.