Ok! Well, now ... the last thing I thought I'd be doing last nite is making a little last-minute gift card holder for my daughter's friend's birthday present, that's for sure. It was Friday nite. It had been a very busy week - including a trip to the mall to buy the gift card - and I was done. Or so I thought.
Apparently we don't have any nice gift bags/wrapping in the closet.
Now, you know me. I'd really rather not leave the house, especially on a dark Friday nite when I've already got my fuzzy socks on. So instead of running out to the store, I decided it was "easier" to make a little gift pouch instead. It's what I do, make birthday gifts for little girls. It's my thing.
I ALWAYS used to make super cute things for birthday gifts when my daughters were invited to parties. But teenagers don't want sweet little purses with ruffles and bows, or tooth-fairy pillows ... and I'm sure I've made all their friends at least a few pencil cases over the years. But this year my daughter reeeally wanted to give a gift certificate to a clothing store.
Sigh. Ok. But it didn't occur to me until she couldn't find a nice gift box or bag or even wrapping paper that I had the perfect opportunity to still do "my thing" and make a gift card pouch!
It measures about 3.5" x 5". The stripe is Old/New 30's and check is Petit Fleur, both about four years old, both by Lecien. I did a little happy dance when I found a purple zipper in the bottom of my zipper bin (yes, I have a zipper bin ... don't judge ... it has saved me many a trip to the fabric store, case in point!). Lace was a scrap. I almost used white lace, but I didn't want this pouch to look TOO similar to the one I did last week with the same stripe fabric but in orange.
I love it when I'm "forced" to spend an hour on a Friday nite making something cute and useful. It's so much more rewarding than surfing Netflix for an hour, no? ;) xo k