Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ruby Star Wrap-Along - Fabric Take-Out Box and Gift Card Truck Softie

Happy Thursday! I'm excited to be participating in Sew to Speak's Ruby Star Wrap-Along today! In case you're not familiar, Ruby Star Wrapping is the new book by Melody Miller and Allison Tannery. The book is all about making reusable wrapping for gifts, so it comes along at the PERFECT time for wrapping up all those holiday gifts. I made two projects from the book: The Gift Card Truck Softie, and the Ruby Star's Takeout Box. LOVED THEM BOTH. 

First, the Takeout Box.

Not gonna lie, I'm a little obsessed with this project. It's ADORABLE, and super quick to make, and entirely no sew. YUP. No sew. I'm usually a sewing snob and don't bother with fabric projects that require a glue gun, but this one is fantastic. This projects is perfect to make en masse for holiday gifts, and I'm planning to  do just that. If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I picked up YARDS of ribbon at Sew To Speak yesterday for making an army of Takeout Boxes for all my small holiday gifts.

I also made the Gift Card Truck Softie.

I was originally drawn to this project first, since it's boyish, and I've got a boys running around this place. It's really cute, and also quick and easy to sew. But my favorite thing about this gift card softie is that I can use it for more than just gift cards. In our house, it's going to do double duty as a Tooth Fairy Pillow! And one of the kids already tried to store some Lego Minifigs in that pocket, so I'm sure it will get tons of use.

I'm really excited about this book. You know how sometimes you buy a book for ONE project? Well, this isn't one of them. There are lots of projects in this book that I'm planning on doing. I've also got a few beginner sewists on my Christmas gift list this year, and this book is PERFECT for them, because none of the projects require advanced sewing skills, and lots of them are no-sew.

Wanna catch up with the other posts from the Wrap-Along? 

Wrap-along Blog Tour
Tues, Nov. 27 – Mary Dugan of Molly Flanders
Wed. Nov. 28 – Meg McElwee of Sew Liberated

DON'T FORGET! The Shoppe is giving away some awesome goodies. The winner will be announced TOMORROW on the Sew To Speak blog!
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