Sunday, June 29, 2014


~ photo heavy post ~

I have been a little busy with birthday parties for grandchildren and getting some Bunco prizes packaged.  And, I wanted to share a few 'prizes' with you today.
The first two Bunco prizes that I am sharing with you today, I have already shared how I made them, and all their particulars.  But I wanted to share how they will be packaged.  I like my package to match the 'prize' and to keep with a color scheme/theme.  I like everything to look like it belongs and the color scheme/theme be present throughout the event.  I think they refer to this lovingly as OCD.
For each bag, I have heat embossed my logo in white on a kraft gift bag.  I have also added a strip of the cream colored lace, and an altered clothes pin.  However, each bag is unique and coordinates with the 'prize' inside. {smile}
Ok, here is a card set I created earlier and this is the gift bag that I made to coordinated with the card set.  (See the original post for the card set HERE.)

This is an altered frame I created earlier, too.  My first attempt at quilting.  I'm no pro.   So, please look at my project with a kind eye.  (See the original post for my altered frame, HERE.)

Before I get to the new 'prize', I wanted to point something out.  See the altered clothes pin at the top of each bag?  I painted them with white home-made chalk paint, and hand-stamped the 'made with {heart}'.  I added a coordinated color of ink to the blossom petal tips, and then added some glitter, a bow, and a half pearl.  These clothes pins also make a wonderful message 'clip'.

Now, for the new item.  I am not a great sewer.  Actually, the most sewing I do is on paper.  I love the whole process.  The hum of the sewing machine, and the quite of my mind.  To make these quilted fabric coasters, I used material I already had on hand.  

I made a pair of fabric coasters.  I added a layer of batting to the center of each coaster, just to give them some more absorbing power of condensation.   And here is how I packaged them:

Whew.  Here is only three of my 'prizes'.  I have a total of 11 to make.  So, only 8 more {frown}.  I really wanted to have all of these completed by July 1st.  And I don't think I will make my own dead line.  So, let me get started on a few more.  I'll post soon.  Promise.
Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you have been inspired!

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