On quite a few occasions I've cut out the lining to insulate an oven mitt or a water bottle holder. If you are careful how you cut, you can still use the outer bag to carry shopping which doesn't need to be kept cool.
A few people have asked me what I do with the beautiful Michelle Palmer original drawings I buy on Etsy.
Take a closer look. They are exquisite. Each one an original. Each one hand drawn. Amazing little works of art.
One of the ways I turn them into gifts is to pop down to my local $2 shop (sorry I'm not sure what they are called in the USA or Europe) and buy a little canvas and easel combination for only $2.50. I then tack the drawing to some fabric and stretch it over the canvas.
If the canvas is not big enough simply buy a bigger one - the easel will support larger boards too. (I got 5 for $1.50) You can put the little canvas in your stash for using later.
I think it makes a beautiful and unique gift and is suitable for a friend who rents and is not allowed to put nails or picture hangers into their walls. I've also given them as gifts to friends in hospital as they are small enough to sit easily on a hospital side table.
Today I wanted to show you the lovely gifts our dear friend and super swap mama, Cheryll,gave to me on her recent visit to the Mill Rosie Get Together. The most beautiful hand turned pincushion and a charming needle holder. Thank you so much dear Chez for my gorgeous gifts.
Here is a LINK to a super cute project.
I found it at fabulous Believe & Inspire where Javeriya shares many of her designs with us. Huge thanks to Javeriya.