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Friday, August 22, 2008
Sew Crafty Friday for August 22
Here's just a quick post to show what little bit of craftiness I've been up to this week. On Saturday, I needed a quick hostess gift to take to a friend. I wanted it to be a nice gift, but a consumable one. I came up with the idea of packaging my homemade laundry soap as a gift. I put enough for 6 loads of laundry in a quart size zipping bag. Then I placed it in a brown paper lunch bag and -- using red thread -- sewed the folded-down top of the bag in place, attaching a label with the instructions/ingredients in the process. I was really pleased with the way it came out. I was striving for a sort of old-fashioned general store look, but one could change the look of the packaging entirely by making a prettier or more whimsical label and changing the thread color. By the way, if you are interested in reading about how I did this, along with the formula for the soap, check my Christmas blog -- the link is in the sidebar. I just did a post about this.
I made this pretty summer tag to give to my friend along with the laundry soap. I'm quite pleased with the way it came out. In other crafting, my blueberry potholder is nearly finished. Just a tiny bit of green back-stitching left to do.
How about you? If you have managed to accomplish or even start any crafting this week, then head on over to Waiting for Him and share your projects. Shereen and others will be eager to see what you have to share.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.