My little sister is getting married on New Year's Eve, and I am still struggling to come up with ideas for what to make her for a Wedding gift. My Father passed away eight years ago, and I wanted to do something that would make him a part of her wedding somehow. No, I don't want to have whatever it is at her wedding, or give it to her on her wedding day because I don't want to depress her. However, I know how much it bothers her that he's not here to walk her down the aisle. I have no idea what I could do that wouldn't be chinsky, though.
In case no one has any ideas that could involve my Dad, her wedding colors and navy blue and silver. Her fiancee is in the navy, and she loves that. Any ideas on something nice I could make her at all? I know it's kinda close, but I can't really do things unless I feel the crunch. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
I have sewn a few things successfully, but both have been with the help of a more experienced seamstress who stole my fabric and fell off the face of the earth. Two Christmas' ago my Mom got me an amazing sewing machine for Christmas....which I have used TWICE! I made a ferret hammock for my old roommates ferrets, and pillows. (Ferrets may be cute, but my goodness they reek.)
I have two gigantic rubbermaid totes full of fabric, tons of notions, and a few vintage patterns. I am not willing to use the vintage patterns yet because I don't want to ruin them, what are some good projects to start with? Either pattern suggestions, or just a nudge towards a beginner friendly craftster tutorial would be greatly appreciated.