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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.