Well, I tried and I tried and I tried (extra emphasis intended because I like to exaggerate) to find a craft that did not involve any sewing. I would really like to stretch my crafty-skills by trying something different and new, and I think my sewing machine and I need a little break in our relationship. You know the saying, "Distance makes the heart grow fonder"? I think that applies to objects too - like sewing machines. But as I was searching the endless supply of crafting blogs and websites for a nonsewing-related craft, I came across this easy little tutorial for a kitchen towel that I couldn't pass up. I immediately thought of all the possibilities this idea could lead to:
a tea towel gift for grandma and grandpa with the girls' handprints
a beach towel gift for each girl with their name ironed/sewn on rather than a handprint
a hand towel for the girls' bathroom with their name
a handprint ironed/sewn on a fabric rectangle and framed for wall art
So . . . two things I need from you - please, please, please (extra emphasis intended because I'm begging):
1) Does anyone know if the heat and bond stuff used in this project is washable. I guess my assumption is that it is washable, but you know what assume means . . . if you don't, you're probably better off.
2) Does anyone have any good ideas for nonsewing-related crafts? I would love for my ninth craft till Christmas to not involve sitting at my sewing machine.
I try to teach my kids good manners. I'm not sure how successful I've been though. But when I hear them say "please" or "thank you", I know my persistence is paying off. I try to use good manners on my blog too . . . giving credit where credit is due by linking back to projects or ideas from other crafty bloggers. I ask you to do the same. If, in some rare instance, you are inspired enough to blog about something I tried or use an idea you find here, please link back to me (if it's my idea) or the original blogger. Feel free to use my original ideas and tutorials for personal use only (gifts or self) not for profit!