Thursday, September 15, 2011

Practical Presents

     In my family I am known as the giver of practical gifts. Using inspiration from my copy of One Yard Wonders I whipped up these two presents for my lovely sister.
     I made some modifications to the original designs. The Car Trash Bag needed some pencil pockets and organizational capacities. Oh, it also needed tons of bias tape trim, mostly because I haven't figured out the tension on my serger AND because it looks oh so pretty!
     The Fabric Covered Cork Board was really easy, but adds a ton of interest to any desk space. I just took a found frame and cut the cork board to fit. Then I trimmed the fabric, leaving an inch and a half of overage. Then I hot glued it nicely into place and added a solid fabric to the back to cover the edges. Abracadabra... practical and pretty.

Add a few decorative push pins to the cork board and a couple pens and personalized notebook to the trash/organizer and it will be a hit :) I'll definitely be adding some of these to my shop.


  1. That is SO cool! I want one really bad! Do you sell these? It's funny I have fabric and a sewing machine and I have been so lame about getting any sewing done. I've never made anything like this though, so cute! I love the fabric as well.

  2. Just added it to the shop. Thank you so much for the reminder and for reading :)

    I'm a fan of your blog!


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