I will attempt to show how to make these. I couldn’t find directions for these; I just figured it out sometime in the middle of the night and couldn’t wait to get started.
The original kleenex pouch I found at thriftstore (outside and inside):
For 6 pouches, cut a square 12″ X 13 1/2″
Pin a thin piece of interfacing over it.
Sew on pieces of fabric and them press them down.
until it looks something like this.
Cut 6 pieces, each one 6″ X 4 1/4″
Cut 3 of them in half the long way, not like I did it :(
sew on bias tape or make or own from a strip of material – it’s easy.
Sew them together.
Trim and zig-zag around ends.
If you mess up, use something else :)
2 more made from a place mat I had made a few years earlier. In fact, placemats would be ideal for making these.
This is a cute way to make them:
This is probably it for today. Getting ready for a busy weekend.
I am through sewing dresses until I deliver the 23 I have finished.
On to another project. Our church will have a craft fair in October to raise money for the brave missionaries we support.
I bought this one at a thrift store yesterday, giving me the idea.
Found this tutorial to make some.
I found it much easier to make 3 or 4 at a time because you don’t have to cut the thread so much.
First came church. We go to assisted living every Sunday and hold a service for the residents. It went well; I even got to share a devotional out of the Senior Bible. It was one Joni Erikson Tada wrote about giving and not keeping or the cistern will break.
7 “I brought you into a fertile land
to eat its fruit and rich produce.
But you came and defiled my land
and made my inheritance detestable.
13 “My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.
I can’t remember everything in the devotional, but it was about letting the living water of Jesus flow through your life to others.
Next we go to our small church which hopefully will be growing. This Saturday we will have a free give-a-way extravaganza on the sidewalk – clearing out the garage sale room. I’m looking forward to it.
I finally am making applesauce from the apples my aunt gave me a couple of weeks ago. She and a friend picked them themselves from a tree.
Sewing today. It can be quite habit forming, actually addicting. Keeps the mind off the horrors of world events these days. It’s always helpful to help others. Here are 3 dresses I finished today, plus a picture of a picture given to me by the people who delivered the dresses in July of 2013. Next July another bunch will go over. Someone goes over every year at least, as they do health care also.
Another dress finished this very hot summer day. We also went to Parkville Days. Those poor vendors sitting there not selling anything it looked like anyway. We bought something – 2 nights and 3 days in Branson for 4 for only $99 plus $30 food and $80 for shows or Silver Dollar City. They are trying to advertise this way, so consider this an advertisement. It can be used any time within a year and the same offer is good for anyone who mentions they heard it from us. Quite a deal; will let you know how it was after we use it in a couple months.
I also made a few things for a craft fair in November.
I made this picture holder from an idea I found online. It is made from fabric glued to a circle cut from cardboard and painted clothespins glued to hold pictures, cards, recipes or whatever works. The painting of the clothespins was the hardest – probably spray paint would be much quicker than acrylics and brush. The hanger could be more fancy with ribbon and bows.
Next, I’m back to painting rocks. It’s time-consuming too, but nice on a day if you didn’t sleep well the night before and don’t have a whole lot else left to do. :)
Last but definitely not least, a couple family pics. My niece in San Antonio sent me this picture of her husband in the apron I made and gave them at a wedding shower. They were married this summer. I’m glad they find it useful! And Gordie at 3 weeks, my grand-nephew from my niece who is my other brother’s daughter :) < Cuteness and oneryness abounds it seems :) :) :)
another dress done and some flowers around our house (Nasturnium and Zinnia).
Whew, kinda hot here in the month of August; high humidity.
I made 1 dress today – put a skirt on a little girl’s shirt. It looks a little strange, but hopefully will be useful to someone someday.
I bought some beets at Farmers Market this morning. Am going to try this recipe tonight.
10 medium or 3 large beets, cooked, skins removed, chopped
3/4 c. water
1 of following: 1) 2-3 tsp. salt and 1/4 c. whey 2) 1 T salt, 3) starter – Caldwells – read their directions.
Put beets in jar and pour liquid over. Should be submerged. Ferment 3-10 days. Makes 1 quart.
This recipe came from here http://www.culturesforhealth.com/naturally-cultured-fermented-beets-recipe
Instead of doing that with these particular beets, I believe I will make this recipe: http://www.bhg.com/recipe/roasted-green-beans-with-beets-feta-and-walnuts/