My mom's birthday was this past week and since she is an amazing quilter I thought that these would be a perfect gift.
You can never have too many pins when you quilt.
I found the tutorial here and followed the excellent instructions.
The seed beads are glass, so they survived the heat gun just fine.
They are posing in my pin cushion.
I thought they needed a nice container for traveling to their new home. I found a cute little plastic jar at my local craft store and got out my trusty stamping supplies.
This is the blank I used.
I stamped the blank with the adage "may your bobbin always be full" and highlighted the letters using colored Sharpie markers. I wrapped the jar with a length of yarn and tied one of my jewelry tags to the front. (Always sign your art, kids. You don't want it to end up in a museum next to a sign that reads "Artist Unknown")
I wrapped them up along with a couple of other goodies and popped it in the post. (Along with a gift certificate from Mr. Make It for homemade ice cream of choice and a signed picture of our famous bear.)
When I chatted with my mom yesterday she exclaimed over how much she loved the gift. I am so glad that homemade was the way to go. This is my new go-to gift for all of my sewist friends.
Do you have a favorite homemade gift that you like to make? Share it in the comments. I'd love to hear about it!