Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Birthday gifts

This is a post I should've done last week but I've been having trouble downloading photos from my camera to  my computer.  I think I've got it sorted now although my head is now swimming with information on how to use the software that came with my camera. I won't bore you with any more details suffice to say its a learning curve that is giving my brain a good workout.
Anyway on Sunday a week ago it was my Mothers birthday which is always a good excuse for me to make her something handmade that she needs/wants. This year I made her a plastic bag dispenser for her kitchen and a Shopping list holder to go in her handbag using fabrics from my stash which always makes me feel good. I had recently had a bit of a sort out and had put aside some pretty florals that I thought would be perfect for projects to make for Mum.

As well as holding a shopping list pad I made a place on the other side to hold a wee note pad and also a place to hold the pen.

For the plastic bag dispenser I used a great tutorial written by Rashida Coleman from "I heart linen" in one of the "Stitch" magazines . If you haven't seen this particular magazine I can thoroughly recommend them. They are packed full of sewing inspiration, informative articles, tips, how-to's, and tutorials with full size patterns to to pull out and use. 

This tutorial was really easy to follow and so much nicer than the plain dispenser that I was originally going to make. I love the addition of the tag at the top for hanging which was also a great way to incorporate my label.

Even though school holidays are now upon us here  I am still managing to get a little sewing done on my Bliss quilt and will be back here soon to show you some more progress now that I've got my photo downloading problem sorted. 


Anonymous said...

What great presents for your mom. Love the notepad should put up a tutorial for that. Very nicely done!

Karen said...

I love the shopping list folder. I am a great fan on the shopping list basically because my memory is not what it used to be. We have had school holidays and i have got nothing done.

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