This week I suddenly needed last minute gifts for some ladies that I've been working with.
I looked around my studio and found the beautiful Panda Forest fabrics that Blend sent me (see the un-bundling video here).
Panda Forest inspired me to make spa gifts - I sewed up rice heat wraps.
These microwavable heating pads are perfect for tired neck and shoulder muscles, sore backs, or aching feet. I love them!
I suggest microwaving them on high for 2 minutes, but you can see what temperature you like best.
This time I added drops of essential oil (a stress relief blend) to the rice before sewing it into the compartments.
They smell so wonderful... sewing them up was therapy for me and I'm going to have a hard time giving them away!
So what has your sewing machine been busy at this week? We want you to show off what you've been making. Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.
Sew up some pretty kitchen towels that won’t slip off the bar! They have a pretty tie that holds them on, plus a cute ruffle on one end.
These DIY embellished towels were sewn from inexpensive bar towels, plus 1/4 yard of fabric each.
This year my daughter asked me to make her a Cinderella Costume for Halloween. I must admit that it made me think of this funny sewing meme I saw in my Instagram feed...
I’ve been working on another fun Christmas project and it’s making me so happy.
It’s a quilted Christmas Tree wall hanging!
These tote bags are so much fun to make... I just can't stop. They are the perfect way to bust through your scrap collection. My kids have claimed the smallest one for taking snacks to school, crayons and paper to church, etc. I already gave the largest one away to a friend. And I am keeping the medium sized one for myself. Those are almost the last of my Cotton + Steel XOXO scraps and I am excited to show them off.
Every quilt you make needs a label.
Years down the road who will remember who made that quilt? Who did they make it for? And when? You might not even remember.
Plus if you decide to show a quilt, it will definitely need a label to ensure you get it back. Quilt labels are easy to make and there are lots of different ways. It's basically a piece of fabric with information on it that is attached to the back of the quilt, usually in a bottom corner.
You can use these small clear bags to organize sewing supplies, keep your makeup, or carry small bottles through the airport.
They are so fast and easy to sew, you won’t be able to stop!
Three little elves have lost their mittens and can't go out and play! Okay, I have four little elves running around here and I am being forced to think beyond Christmas a little bit here because we'll be taking a road trip to the north so my children can see snow for the first time. The poor things have no idea what they are asking for.
Voting for our October U-Pick project ended yesterday. Do you want to see which project won?
I probably should have given this quilt a better name. On the day I made it the design reminded me of Candy Corn! It’s a fall quilt for me, but it doesn’t have to be. I’m sure it would make an adorable Christmas quilt too.
Let me go re-make it on EQ8 and see…