Sunday, November 30, 2014

Tutorial: Make a Hankie Gift Pouch / Card Holder

 Making an envelope out of a hankie is quick and easy and doesn't require any sewing.
You'll need a hankie and a decorative pin.
Lay your hankie out flat
Then fold it in half 
and in half again
Your hankie should now be folded in quarters.
Turn it so the open edges are at the top.
There will be four layers.
Take the top 3 layers and fold them down as shown below.
Iron your hankie to press to folds in place.

Leaving the back layer in place, 
take the next two layers and tuck them under the front layer.
Pull the front layer back up to cover the two layers you tucked under it. 
You have now formed a pocket.
 Take your decorative pin and pin thru everything except the single back layer.
This will keep your pouch from coming apart.
These are so cute and really make a unique holder for a small gift or a card!
I added a vintage Christmas card to mine,
These make a lovely gift with a a sachet, a pair of vintage gloves 
or any other small item tucked inside. 
The best part is that all you have to do is take out the pin and unfold the hankie...
and you have a vintage hankie to use and a pin to wear!

Merry Christmas everyone!
I'm sure you can find many ways to use these fun hankie pouches.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cherry Prairie Craft Class

I'll be hosting a Christmas craft class in Carson City, NV on December 6th.
Here's a sample of the fun project we will be making using greeting cards and ribbon spools!
 The class fee includes the materials to make one ribbon spool decoration.
Fee is $20 per person.

  And here's a peek at some of my handmade Christmas goodies 
that will be available for purchase at the class.
They are also available for purchase online in my etsy shop

Join the fun! 
Create, shop and enjoy some yummy cookies!

If you are in the Reno, Carson area and would like more information 
or to sign up for the class please contact me.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

White Christmas Shadow Box Wall Art

I've started making these lovely shadow boxes for my shop. 
They are quite a bit of work as I have to make the box first but they really are worth the extra effort.

I love the little feather tree in this one!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday!!

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

Free Gift Wrap During the Holiday Season!

I like to give my Cherry Prairie customers a little surprise by wrapping up their orders
like presents during the holiday season. 
After all, doesn't everyone want a pretty package to unwrap?