Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Pinterest Challenge Time!

I'm not gonna lie.  This video had a lot to do with my participation.  It's such a riot and guaranteed to put a smile on your face.  Also, apologies to my regular readers for the repeat.
Inspired by this poster from ChildrenInspire...

and this tutorial from See Kate Sew...

I set out to make gifts for two very dear little girls!
Annika arrived in Arizona early this summer and joined her family here in Virginia...
My niece Kensey arrived in North Carolina in August before going home with her family to Kansas...
  • Use fabric scraps if you have them.  Use a mix of prints and textures.  Remember you can cut stripes on the diagonal and you can use the backside of fabrics for a different look.
  • Start by choosing the fabric you want to use for the more prominent states (Washington, California, Texas, Minnesota, Florida, Alaska) and any others that have special significance.
  • Use these instructions to embroider words onto fabric.  I used them to a "T". They are perfect!
  • Find some good podcasts to listen to.  My three favorites are This American Life, Revive Our Hearts and The God Journey.  I know, weird mix.
  • Finally and most importantly, pray special prayers for the child as you are working.
  • Enjoy the blessing of giving a handmade gift!
And just to create a little suspense, you should know that these projects are ready to be shared...
Here's my commitment to share one project every week (fingers crossed)! Happy Pinterest projecting to you!


  1. These are awesome! Nice work! :)

  2. Love love love this! And I may just try to make one myself!

    1. Oh, and believe it or not, I saw your project on YHL and was presently surprised when I got to your log. "Hey, I know her and read her blog often..."

  3. Oh - my - gosh - this is the most precious thing ever! I'm so in love with this!! Thanks for linking up!

  4. Very pretty! I appreciate how much time went into this!!

  5. Very pretty! What a great token of love that I'm certain will be cherished for a lifetime!

  6. This is soooooo cool. What a wonderful project. I love all the different fabrics and think this may be the answer for all my scraps.

  7. Awesome project! I love it. And I LOVE LOVE LOVE that video :)


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