Monday, July 23, 2012

A couple things

I hope you don't mind that I have a smattering of things I want to share tonight.

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Friday was my sister's birthday, and I was so worried about making sure we had plans to celebrate it, I completely spaced buying her a gift! After talking it over with another sister the day before, we decided to get her gift cards to Michael's and Joann's since she's a crafty type too. But, of course, I didn't want to just give her the gift card in its little paper envelope, so I whipped up a little pouch in two of her favorite colors, black and red.

Zippered Pouches

I did have the foresight to get her some washi tape, which happened to match the pouch perfectly! So now she can stick it to her heart's content.

And speaking of washi tape, Pick Your Plum (a website that hosts a daily deal of the crafty DIY variety) had a deal last week for a two-pack for $2.99. They're local too, so I don't have to pay for shipping.

Zippered pouch

While I was at it, I made a pouch for storing my English Paper Piecing (EPP) supplies - I've been totally obsessed with it, by the way. You can see a few shots of my current project on Instagram (I'm pitterputterstitch if you want to follow me).

Zippered Pouches

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I've also been buying quite a bit of fabric lately; I can't help myself when I see people posting cute projects on Instagram. I find myself going in spurts of buying fabric and then not buying fabric. So in an effort to sort of quell my erratic purchasing behavior, I signed up for Pink Castle Fabrics' Stash Stack Club. If you're interested in building your stash one color at a time, you should head on over and check it out.

Pink 

Castle Fabrics

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How are you all coming with your EZ Dresden Challenge entries?! Have you forgotten about it? There's only a little over a month left before you can link up your quilt on the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild's blog (September 1-6) for a chance to win an entire boatload of prizes. Refresh your memory by checking out the details here. For my color cog mini quilt tutorial, featuring the EZ Dresden ruler, click here.

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My last little tidbit for tonight is to give you a heads up for a giveaway and book review coming on Friday, so head on back then to see how you can participate.

5 comments:

emedoodle said...

I love your pouches! Your sister will probably come back for special requests of pouches at some point- they do make such awesome gifts!

I've been wondering where everyone is finding washi tape. I'm going go go check out that link!

Debbie said...

You had lots of fun goodies to share - I signed up for the stash club too - and the first (pink) pack was exactly what my stash needed!

JoyLeanne said...

Oh my goodness! I would be in so much trouble if Pick Your Plum was local to me. Love their stuff! Pretty pouches. :)

thepalmierifamily said...

Those pouches are cute! Um, a little ignorance on my part but what is washi tape?

Sharon said...

That black n white text fabric on the one pouch is so great!

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