My valentine's are a blurr this year. Came and went so fast! Well, I just noticed that I have NOT taken one picture of the Valentine things I did make. It is because I made them all Wedneday night and then passed them out Thursday. I did make these cute baskets from my friend Monika and you can see her version here: hugs-kisses-holder I also made them in a larger size of 7.5 x 7.5. They are super easy to make and I will make more of these with an Easter theme in the next month. Click on the Valentine's Day label on the right to see last year's creations for Valentine's Day. I recreated some of those too.
Over the weekend I had one goal...make a rag quilt purse. I have seen many of these on blogs and Stampin Connection. You use the Big Shot and the scallop square die cut to cut the fabric. I followed Angie Juda's video shown here: rag-quilt-purse-video She shows three videos on how to make the purse completely. I have not sewn since 7th grade when I had to make an apron in home ec! (I still have it too!) I went to Walmart and bought the Pixie sewing machine which works well for sewing on paper. This might have been easier using my mom's sewing machine but I wanted to challenge myself. It worked ok. My mom showed me how to use the sewing machine and some tips which was a big help. I started it on Saturday and finished on Sunday. It took me a total of 4 hours for my first one. I hope the next ones will go faster.
I bought the fabric at JoAnn's, a quarter of a yard each. Fleece batting at Walmart because I forgot it at JoAnn's. Doh! The buttons are from Stampin Up Playground buttons. I used a blue flower on top of a larger red one. I love how it turned out! Picking the fabric was really hard so I tried to stay simple. Allison is modeling MY purse. I am thinking of making a larger version for Allison as an over the night travel bag. Megan wants one too.
Have a magical day!