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Crafts ~ Gift Card Stocking
The pattern for these came from Crap I’ve Made’s blog site. I made these a few years ago and put the names of my grandchildren and children on them to hang on the tree. That way I can put in any little items, a candy cane or whatever. They do find it fun to look see if anything is in them.
These were so easy to make that I actually couldn't stop and made about a dozen or so. Fun to make and a plus was that I could use up some of my scrap materials. The six year old grandbabykins at the time liked the idea so much that he took his home for his tree after he decorated it with glitter. Bonus....kids would have fun decorating them with glitter or adding their special touches after you make some.
Latest in my need of a birthday present. Hard to pick something for teenagers so decided maybe she’d like something handmade. Followed the pattern for this purse with one adjustment. I used the printer cloth (printer sheets that you can pick up reasonably at Wal-Mart or any sewing center or hobby store) and my Adobe photo program to put her name along with some butterfly clipart and decided to incorporate it into the band at the top with ribbon trim. You can also use the transfer sheets is you are using a light fabric. I tried it on my purse first, but didn’t work out too well so not sure I had the right fabric so the printer cloth sheets worked best for me.
If you love to sew and want to make one, the pattern I used is Simplicity 2685.
BACK TO CROCHET ~ sweater set for grandbaby ~
I made my daughter (now 28) this same sweater set when she was a baby so when the new grand-daughter arrived in September, I went rummaging through my older craft supplies and YAY!!! I found the pattern. Even though we knew it was going to be a girl from the get-go, I made it in white instead of Pink. This way it can be handed down to either girl or boy if the parents choose.
If you love to crochet, I plan to upload this pattern in PDF form. Since I bought this pattern that many years ago, and looked recently at the local Wal-Mart and craft store, I didn’t see anything like it there so not sure it would be available anymore.
Some of the latest crafts that have been keeping me busy:
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