Saturday, October 22, 2011

A Successful Night!

My MIL will be 91 years old the end of November. She is a vibrant senior who still maintains her own home and still travels on her own occasionally. Last January her last surviving sister passed away at the age of 94 in England. When my MIL would visit her sister in England the sister would send back fabric that she had collected. I would put it in my "stash" and wait for inspiration for a project to use it. While surfing the net for a quick project for a Christmas gift for my MIL I found this tutorial for a shopping bag that folds to look like a wallet to store in your purse. A perfect project for a gift and to use some of the England fabric. I had started these earlier in the week and all I had left to do was put on the handles.

Earlier in the week I tidied up my sewing area and found some art work I had saved from my youngest son's school days. I am working on a picture slide show of my parents as a surprise for my mom for Christmas and I intend to make copies for each of my sisters and nieces and nephew. I decided to recycle some of my son's art work and make CD sleeves for the burned CD's. This way they will be gift wrapped and protected at the same time. Last night I made 20 sleeves.


  1. What a great use for a child's artwork. And I'm sure your grandmother will love the shopping bags made from fabric brought home from visits to her sister.

  2. Both of those ideas are genius! :o) Love them. Found you via the FNSI link. I'm your newest follower. :o) I like checking out everyone's posts. Nice to *meet* you.