I thought this would be a nice little gift along with some new pins and needles for my friend who had some seriously bent and dull pins. The button on the pin cushion is made of polymer clay and the little book has 4 felt pages inside for needles.
Thanks twin lakes for this idea. I made the brown set first and sewed the flowers on. I decided to use fabric glue on the purple set. That sure made it go faster plus my hand sewing skills aren't the neatest. I made the buttons out of polymer clay scraps. Since you can make the whole set out of one 9X12 piece of felt and some felt scraps for the flowers, I think it makes a cute and quick gift.
I found this pretty fabric while running through Wal-Mart one day.....yes, running......I was with my husband who is always in a hurry. I decided to make a jewelry bag for my friend who is going to do some traveling soon. I've already given it to her and she's in love with the fabric.
This is the first time that I've posted a project so, please, have patience with me. I hope that I do it right. I decorated wooden boxes that I bought at Michaels and a Dollar Store as Christmas gifts for the people that I work with. I picked and pressed flowers and leaves last summer and fall from the place that we work. My boss loved it because it made the plants produce more flowers. Then I painted the boxes, applied Modge Podge, arranged the flowers and leaves. When they were dry I varnished them. I filled the boxes with candy and wrapped them in red and green tissue tied with raffia and handed them out. It was such a fun project. I made 17 boxes. Not one person figured out why I was picking so many flowers last summer.
This last one I made for myself with flowers from work and my house and hiking.