Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Better Belated Than Never

I forgot my dear friend's birthday. :^P

I made a gift for her in March, intending to send it to her then and call it an un-birthday present--we don't exchange gifts anymore; both of us have far more than we need. But I didn't. Then I remembered her birthday in April, when it isn't, and forgot it in May, when it is.

Actually, I was only four days late when it dawned on me, but we spoke on Sunday, three days after, and I didn't mention it--cuz I didn't remember. Dang me!

Anyway, I'm not gonna call and tell her I forgot. (Obviously, she already knows.) I'm getting her gift in the mail today. (She doesn't read this blog so I can tell y'all without forewarning her.) I thought I'd share the gift I made her.

Kathy's a talented seamstress, has made her own clothing forever and took couture sewing classes years ago. I wanna be her someday! So I stitched up this little sewing basket for her. It's made of wool felted from a blanket (a gift from my sis--thanks, Daisy.). I used a silk plaid for the lining, stitched a pocket on the front for a pair of folding scissors and hung a felted wool ball from a twisted perle cotton rope for a pincushion. The pins I made from a couple of beads I had (owl and the pussycat, anyone?) anchored onto the pins with polymer clay--and a bit of E6000!

A closer look at the pins. I'm not sure they'd work for actual use, but they're kinda cute, methinks.

A glance at the inside. I have gobs of this silk, used it as a bottom border on a shower curtain and for purse linings but have hardly made a dent in it

This weekend I'll be going with my sisters on our annual getaway. We'll be in Salado, just a couple of hours from here, at a gorgeous B&B on Salado Creek. As my 'nother sis Ginger said, "We may never leave!"

That's all for now. Take care, y'all.


Mary Keenan said...

That is a very cuddly-looking bag - I bet she'll love it!

Tricia ~~ Handmade Whimzy said...

I think your friend will love it. It's very cute!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

What a great idea! Your friend will be pleased, I'm sure. Have a great weekend away :)