Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Hand-stitched, felt giftcard holders

Summer is officially over and the beginning of the school year is here.

Students across the country will be heading back to the classroom and they're going to need school supplies and clothes.

It's always nice to give the student in your life a little extra help in getting geared up for a successful school year.

A giftcard from the following retailers 
make a great gift:
Hand-stitched gift bag

Walmart and Staples - for school supplies.

Target and Old Navy - for affordable fashions

Apple Store - for computer items

Friday, June 24, 2011

Martini Home Decor

Martini dish towels are a welcome addition for any kitchen or bar area.  

These towels feature a nice combination of summer colors. Perfect for use when entertaining outdoors.  Made of beige waffle weave 100% cotton with a martini cotton print appliqué’.  Oversized – 20” x 30”.

These kitchen towels are hand-crafted by me and available for sale.  Please inquire for price.

Friday, June 3, 2011

FASHIONABLE Gift-card Holders

Presentation is Everything!  Wrap your greeting, cash or gift card with these adorable gift-card holders.  Hand-stitched in bright colors with fabric appliques and embellished with rhinestones.

Sassy Shoe Collection - A vintage style shoe design.

Cool Shades Collection - Retro sunglasses, wicked cat's eyes or 50s, 60s, 70s
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JUNE is for Brides

Cash and gift cards are now an acceptable and welcome form of gift at weddings and wedding showers.

Remember when wedding registries were filled with bed linens and kitchenware?  Today many modern brides and grooms already have a house filled with such staples.  They prefer monetary gifts that they can put toward a down payment on a house or to help pay for their honeymoon.  Why not deliver the gift cards or cash with a personal touch inside a hand-made gift-card holder?

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Don't know what to get dad for father's day?  Get him a gift card to his favorite store or restaurant and put it in one of our hand-stitched, reusable holders.