Welcome to my 2nd post for Sarah's 12 Days of Christmas in July blog hop. Here are the blogger posts for today (besides Sarah's and mine).
Thursday, July 20th
Sarah is having a great giveaway of Tula Pink's new holiday line, BUT, you have to comment on all the blog posts in the giveaway to enter.
Last blog post, I showed you 4 different projects. I have another 4 projects for you today. At the end, there is another giveaway.
#5. Project Bags:
Project Bags are a great idea for crafters. Knitters/crocheter can put their yarns and needles in a bag, to take with them. They are great for sewing/quilting projects, too. In May, I made 10 different project bags, and, last week, I started another 14 project bags. I've already given some away, and several of the new project bags will be given away, too.
Those are just a few of the project bags I made in May.
The pattern I used makes 4 different sizes, but, I've only made the largest size so far. Here is the link to the pattern.
These bags, in different sizes, would be great for kids, too. Make a large one to hold Barbies, and a smaller one, to hold all of those Barbie accessories. What about toy cars, or action figures? These would be great for packing items, too (lingerie, etc).
#6. Pin Cushion Thread Catchers:
These are very popular. I've made several dozen over the years, and I only have one left, that isn't in use. They are all over my house. It's time to make another dozen, I guess.
|a few I made last summer|
|pin cushion thread catcher, with matching sewing machine mat|
These are great for stitchers, or for other crafters. I've given them to scrapbookers, too. They are a big hit at my family reunions. I never go without a couple, and never come home with any. I have a tutorial on this blog post. Like I said, I usually make about a dozen at a time. Really easy to chain piece.
Here are a few more that I've made.
|pin cushion thread catchers|
#7. Table toppers/Table runners:
Who doesn't have a table or end table? Table toppers and Table runners can be used in many places. I have one in my sewing room, under my ruler holder.
I've made these for gifts, and even taught my beginning quilting class how to make them. Many I've designed myself. Just find a block you like, and create around that block.
They can be seasonal:
I went crazy and made over 40 Sixty degree table runners for gifts one year. I only have one left (for me).
Here are more ideas:
I have a tutorial for this one here.
Who doesn't need placemats? I use them everyday! My little quilt guild makes 100 placemats for Meals on Wheels every Christmas (one side holiday, the other side neutral).
Last year, I made placemats for my Secret Sister. Her kitchen is decorated in Roosters.
I'm working on some camper placemats for my brother, to put in his 5th wheel. Sorry, these are not finished.
You don't need a pattern to make placemats. Design your own! Standard placemats are 14" x 18".
OK, here is today's giveaway!
|extra large Project Bag|
PLEASE, read the rules below. I've had so many people comment that are no-reply commenters. I've added a message to each of those, below the comment they made on my previous post.
*Here are the Rules! First, if I can't reach you, you lose out, so, PLEASE, when you leave a comment, make sure your email address is included. I can NOT reach Google+ commenters, and No-Reply commenters. If I don't reply to your blog comment within 48 hours, then I can't reach you. Try again, with your email attached. I'll draw a winner on July 26th, after the blog hop is over, to give everyone a chance to comment. You do NOT have to be a follower to win. If you can't comment on my blog, look under my profile, at the top of the blog, and my email address is there. Send me an email, and what blog post you are commenting on, and I'll enter you in the contest. See, EASY! Also, I reply to every comment that has an email attached, since I think comments are IMPORTANT.Good luck!