The cool weather and dark evenings are good for knitting or crochet. These gifts take longer but they make a major gift when they are finished.
Also I am working on a project from Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth. Hopefully next week I can show you!
So now to the last of our April Show and Tell. Thank you for all the lovely emails! The gift cupboards are filling!
First of all I have to show you this lovely photo.
Rachel's Mum was de cluttering and adding touches around the house. This looks like it is from a Victoria Magazine! Good motivation on my decluttering and tidying!
Next Rachel's Dad made a topiary tree. It is amazing! He used a tree brach for the "stick" and covered it in gorgeous roses.
Just beautiful! Something like this would be worth hundreds in a store.
Barb has been making cards plus is working on note books. She uses her little machine to press pretty patterns into the paper...
Glenda has been sewing. She made her Grand Daughter a cushion for her room in colours she loves. This was after making her Grand Son a Star Wars pillow.
She also made her Great Niece a Tote...
Even the handles are quilted! Glenda is using up small remnants to make gifts plus making up ready to sew packs. I think these gifts will be treasured.
Jen made Lavender Sachets...
Jen picked Lavender from a friends Lavender bush. She used fabric from scraps someone gave her. And she saves ribbon from inside clothes. You know the long ribbons they use to keep the clothes neatly on the handers in the stores? Jen saves those. So these were entirely free for her to make.
Also Jen said that it is hard to get ahead with gifts as we make them they go out the door! This is true. Making multiples like this is the way to do it as some make it into the cupboard.
She also has been making wash cloths plus made an initial picture for a child's room which I thought was lovely...
Now I hope I have remembered everyone!
I also had some great recycling themed photos come in. I am going to show those in a separate post as I want to build on the ideas of recycling and being inventive. They are fantastic!
On the side lines there have been lots of discussions on various resources people have and what on earth can be made from these? Often Pinterest comes to the rescue here. If you type in your resource i.e. "wood slices" you have hundreds of ideas in a minute. Doing this I noticed "branches" has a lot of ideas! So many natural things around us are free and make something lovely. In fact just now this is a big trend. There are rustic, country, woodland themed weddings. Stuff you find is featured in amazing table settlings and decor. And all costs the earth if you buy it.
So look around you. You may have many more free craft supplies than you even imagined!
The words "free craft supplies" are music to most of our ears!
I hope you are having a great week. I am about to move my fridge, clean it out, clean under and behind it and paint that little area that is hard to get to while it is out. I will be happy to get that done. It is only a few minutes painting and I love a sparkly fridge!
See you on Friday for, hopefully, a good weekly report! xxx