Friday, February 8, 2013

Fabric Friday Valentines

I like stash fabrics.  Those are fabrics I can pull off my shelf and make anything with when the inspiration or need occurs.  My stash consists mainly of small yardage from fat quarters to under a yard.  Of course I have favorite pieces with larger yardage as well, but not as numerous.
Valentine's Day is just 6 days away and in my head I imagine making fabric valentines for everyone I know.  But let's get real.  If I make a handful, I'm doing great.  I pulled a few fabrics from my shelf to make a special valentine for a friend having a birthday very soon as well.
I had a bit of red toweling left from other projects.  So I decided to machine applique a valentine from Pam Kitty Love fabric and I machine bound the towel with a black and white stripe.  I think the stripe sets off the red perfectly.
I also made a little valentine card tag.  I fussy cut a valentine from Pam's fabric.  I also fussy cut a stamp from that stash fabric I showed above and stitched the stamp to the top border in the accent PKL check. Then I sandwiched batting to a backing fabric and made some very basic quilting around the heart and in the border.  I didn't bind the valentine. I thought binding would overwhelm the card.  I just left the fabric card raw edged but I added a little rick rack to make it pop.  Placing a metal ring will allow me to hang the valentine from the package and make it easy to hang the valentine for a later decoration.
I'm meeting my valentine friend for lunch today at our favorite spot.  She's very sweet so I decided to package sweet treats for her.  I found a vintage sugar shaker that I thought was perfect.  The little soap is peppermint candy scented.  Of course I had to add my favorite chocolate bar for her.  Do you know who this valentine gift is for yet?
Inside the sugar shaker is red and white sugar for topping cookies or cupcakes.  I think they will be fun for her to use - because she is very crafty, a great baker, and knows just how to add that special touch to everything she makes.
This is a re-purposed gift bag.  I know she won't mind that.  It is too cute to just have gone around 1 time. I used the towel as my tissue paper, added the little sweets to the package.  The final touch was the valentine tag.  I think she'll like it.  Who is my valentine friend?  Of course it is Lori.  Her birthday is Feb. 16.  I think that is why red is her favorite color.

-nanette

22 comments:

Darlene said...

What a delightful package of treats and treasures of Lori. Everything made me sigh! :)

PamKittyMorning said...

I was pretty sure it was Lori! Have fun, it's super cute! Just like you. And Lori too! xo

Cynthia said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift! I was pretty sure it was Lori even before I read the end of your post:). I enjoy reading about your friendship on both of your blogs.

Lynn said...

So adorable! Thanks too for sharing how you made the valentine.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Lori will love her sweet package from a dear friend! Have fun.

girlsewnuts54 said...

This is so cute, who wouldn't love to receive this as a gift? I can't get enough of that Pam Kitty Morning Fabric!!!

Carolyn J. said...

Adorable gift!

Muddling Through said...

What an absolutely perfect gift you have created, and that you made it look SO easy is just funny to me. :) You're the best!

verykerryberry said...

Ohh Sweet! And so very Lori, a lovely handmade gift

Wendy said...

Oh my that is the sweetest gift I've ever seen. Lori will be delighted.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

How wonderful a friend are you? She is going to love it. The little sugar shaker is so adorable!

Corrie said...

Super cute & fun for Lori. You are a pretty sweet friend!

debbie said...

That is such a sweet collection of gifts. Your friend is very lucky. Your blog is very nice too. I've been reading for a couple years now. Hugs to your sweet little granddaughters all the way from Australia! debbie

Terri nana of 2 said...

This is just darling! Wish I was your friend! Love the fabrics

nettie said...

You put so much thought into all of your projects, and it shows! Love all the gifts you made for your BFF, Lori. Happy Birthday to Lori, one of my favorite designers, besides you of course......
Nettie from Spanish Fork

Nedra said...

I know Lori will absolutely LOVE your handmade gift. The design and fabrics are perfect for your style and tastes! Just wish I could have joined both of you at Food For Thought :)

Carrie P. said...

I thought it might be Lori. Such a sweet birthday gift. Love that sugar shaker.

Karen H said...

Fun gifts, I'm sure she will love them! Who wouldn't?!! :)

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Thimbleanna said...

Lucky Lori! Your little package is adorable Nanette -- you're SO sweet!

pratima said...

Your gifts for your friend are so sweet and thoughtful and very pretty. I love your cute touches to each of the gifts.
Happy Valentine's day in advance :)

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