I have a good friend who will be having a birthday soon. I enjoy making little handmade gifts, trying to come up with ideas that relate to the person who will receive it. This friend loves to sew and quilt and I wanted a small item to put on top of the wrapped gift.
Approximate Time: 45 minutes
My flower was made with about 3/4 of a vinyl tape measure. I used nylon thread because it is stronger and enabled me to pull the thread to gather the tape without breaking.
I also made this card for her. I drew a sewing machine and roughly stitched "Happy Birthday" onto a small piece of material. I then glued it onto card in a way that makes it look like the machine had sewed it.
I cut a plastic spool in half (the ones that come in mini sewing travel kits), wrapped thread around it and glued that on top of the machine. Then I glued a button on each corner of the card. Inside the card, it reads, "A day hemmed in prayer seldom unravels."
I found this cute pin cushion in a thrift store and knew it was the perfect gift for her. It was still in it's original package. What a treasure!
By Mary from Palm Coast, FL