February 14, 2011

Happy Little Projects

In honor of Valentine's Day I thought I would share a few projects that I really loved making. 
Becky asked me months ago to make her a "fortune cookie" bag for her sock projects. She chose the floral fabric a few months ago, and I bought the pink gingham a few days ago, set up the sewing machine and got to work.  This took maybe an half an hour tops, once I figured out exactly how to sew it up to make a pyramid shape. Very clever and lots of fun. I followed this tutorial. I love the combo of the floral and the sweet pink gingham.

This has to be the cutest and easiest thing I have ever made. Why is it that anything really small is so cute? OK. So these are just paper diamond shapes, folded in half over cotton string. I made a diamond template that was about 3" tall and 1 1/4" wide, and traced the template onto different scraps of paper. I cut out the flags while watching TV.  I then arranged them on about a 3' piece of string, and used good old Elmer's glue to glue them on.  It is hanging from a shelf on Becky's desk and makes me smile every time I see it. I think it makes her smile too!

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day filled with hugs, flowers and chocolate!


  1. This is so pretty and beautifully made! I really like the colours. Happy Valentines Day, Debbie. Have a great week. Helen x

  2. Hi Debbie, Love your quick projects. So clever and easy. I would love to make the fortune cookie bag. Just love it. Great fabrics too.
    Happy Valentines Day, xoRobin❤

  3. The bag, the fabrics (especially the pink gingham), the sock, the yarn - it's all so cute I can hardly stand it! And my mind was thinking about making a little triangle garland before I even finished reading your post!


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