So, as you know,
I finished the twin quilts
All commissioned work.
Which I am very glad for
(very glad indeed!!)
(there is always a but with me ;-)
as much as I like being able to sew for sewing machines,
there is additional pressure
and less creative freedom
that comes with such sewing.
I was feeling the need to create
just to create.
But this time of year doesn't really afford creating just to create,
so I doubled up my creating with a gift need.
We've never done a gift exchange in conjunction with the Elders' Dinner before,
but this year,
they added one to the agenda.
The gift is supposed to be a coffee cup
with a gift inside of it
Because I don't always follow the rules exactly
(but I do like to know what the rules are, so I can know how much I want to break them ;-)
my cup is going in my gift,
instead of my gift in my cup.
'cause there is no way I was going to wrinkle this beautiful baby
by shoving it in a coffee cup.
(I wasn't 100% positive of my choice to use the dark blue for the zipper tab, but after I purchased my cup,
I was like - oh yeah - perfect call :-)
I love when things go together like that.)
And I love that this project was made entirely of scraps!
The smallest scrap was less than 1 ".
I normally wouldn't save such tiny pieces,
but it was California Dreamin', so you know it was destined for something.
That something turned out to be a tiny set of leaves
on the stem of a happy daisy.
I sorta want to keep this gift....
linking up with Amanda Jean
Amanda posed a question yesterday regarding making gifts for people - I'll answer here.
When I make something for someone, I totally tailor it to their tastes,
leaving my personal tastes and preferences out of the equation.
Since I didn't know who would end up with this particular gift ~ I just made something I would like,
which, I think, is what made this little project extra fun.
p.p.s I used Anna's open wide pouch tutorial when installing the zipper ~ thanks, Anna!