Kind of a funny title for a post, I know, but envelopes and owls are what I was sewing today, they are gifts for my grown up children and my new grand baby. I had lots of fun designing the fabric envelopes for those larger gift cards, which come in a cardboard holder; they don’t fit in the little felt ones I made the other day, so new ones had to be designed.
These turned out pretty cute with a retro Christmas print, lined in red and white polka dots. I sorted through my button stash of reds and greens picking out special buttons to give each envelope its own bit of flare. I made extras to jump start next years gift giving, a little extra something never hurts.
The felt owls were up next, they really turned out darling, and they were inspired by designer, Susan Beal, from her Button It Up book. I made a size change so my grand baby could easily hold them in her little hands to make them crackle. I used bamboo felt, from the Heather Bailey line, for the body, and stuffed them with the cellophane wrappers from microwave popcorn, so they would crackle when she squeezed them; she loves anything which makes noise. Each owl is very Eco friendly too, all the parts are recycled. I can’t wait to see if our little one likes them on Christmas morning, they are going in her stocking.
Thanks for letting me share today’s creative venture from my studio, I think it was the last of the gift making for this year. I hope you have enjoyed following along with me on all of my holiday projects. I have one more decorating project to share with you and that one is up next, watch for it.
See you soon.
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