Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sewing/Crafting Day: February 23rd, 2016

My oldest granddaughter will be having a birthday coming up soon and her mommy says she really loves Micky and friends.  So, I went digging around in the fabric part of my pantry and found some Minnie Mouse fabric along with some coordinating fabric and some really cute ric-rac.

I had enough to make her this Minnie Mouse pillow case ...




I also started stitching on a little summer outfit for my other little granddaughter that consists of a cute little top and some ruffled capri's. (I'll post a picture when I've completed it.) I love, love, love sewing for my grandchildren!  I love being a grandmommie, what a precious gift I have been granted!

Everything that I've sewed today was from things I had on hand.  I did not have to purchase anything.  

By sharing posts like this and others, I am trying to show you that going through lean times doesn't mean that you can't give gifts and participate in festivities.  It takes a little more effort and time, but lean times do not have to rob you of life's simple joys.

patsi
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27

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16 comments:

  1. What a cute birthday gift she'll want to sleep with it every night. Even in the lean times we should be able to live our lives because we keep our pantries well stocked including our craft closet. I just used an amazon gift card I earned, and ordered a huge bottle of mod podge so that I can make some art projects for gifts from greeting cards I've gotten over the years.

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    1. I agree tealady! I am really appreciating my well stocked pantry right now!

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  2. I love the pillowcase. I also love to sew for children. It is just so fun. Things always fit, the kids appreciate them, and the items usually go together nicely. I've got so much fabric on hand, and love to sew. I'm just not getting time for that right now. I think sorting and cleaning out my sewing supplies will be very difficult for me because I see so many possibilities in each piece of fabric, but it's going to need to be done because I'm downsizing. I will certainly save some, though, because I have been able to do as you do--give nice gifts even when I don't have much money, because I have so many supplies. I usually take my sewing machine with me when I go on vacation, and even in my camper, because I have more time to sew when I'm not home living my daily life. It's a good way to get a few projects done, and is fun for me.

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    1. beckyathome, I too find it difficult sometimes to find time to sew at home, that's why I started designating one day each week as my official sewing day.

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  3. Very Cute! And we are now trying to teach our 18 year old grandson about having a stocked pantry and not spending every dime you get on the "I want it" stuff.

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    1. Kim, that's a hard concept for most 18 year olds to grasp, but you are right, it is one they need to learn... and the earlier the better!

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  4. Such a cute gift, Patsy! How in the world did you happen to have Minnie Mouse fabric in your stash? I don't think I would have picked out and bought such a fabric unless I needed it for a specific project.

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    1. Rhonda A, I was at a fabric store one day last year looking for Mickey Mouse fabric for a project for my grandson and since I had some good coupons I also purchased Minnie Mouse fabric 'just in case' for my granddaughters! It paid off this week!

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  5. Very nicely put and beautifully demonstrated! The pillow case is darling and no doubt will be cherished long after a store-bought gift would be set aside.
    Blessings, Leigh

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  6. Patsy your pillowcase is so nice! It is such fun to make things for grandbabies! And it is so wonderful to still be able to do things when money is tight. And that is what I love about most kids they are just happy to be thought of and are easy to please! I am glad your getting to sew and get things done I'm behind as always!
    Blessings,
    Vicky

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    1. Vicky, I do enjoy sewing and even more for my grandbabies! So, so glad to have a well-stocked pantry that makes this possible during this lean time!

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  7. Beautiful work Patsy. I adore the pillowcase. And don't the girls just love things like this? Gorgeous! Love, Mimi xxx

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  8. Dear Patsy, Your Grand daughter will love the pillowcase! I will be keen to see the ruffled capris! That sounds super cute.
    I agree with you so much. We can still celebrate and make things special even on a reduced budget.
    The pretty sheets etc we can collect are so sutiable to make so many gifts. Right now I am crazy about pretty table cloths and serviettes. I have rose print sheets just right for these.
    Being able to sew opens up so many possibilities. For little girls I love pretty dresses and nighties. Vicky did a ruffled sheet for her Granddaughters bed and that was gorgeous.
    I am with you too about being a Grandma being a blessing. I am blessed with a beautful Granddaughter, I love her to bits! With love Annabel.xxx

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    1. Annabel, I had so much fun stitching it up for her and in my mind imagining her joy when she sees it! I agree there are some really pretty sheets that can be found at thrift stores that will make beautiful tablecloths and napkins. I enjoy thrifting and I enjoy repurposing what I find. So many possibilities!

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