Christmas Basket? Birthday Bag? It’s Both!
When it came time to select a Gifty Galore project to make, I was drawn to Santa’s Cookie Basket in Hugs & Holly because of its versatility. Instead of holding cookies, I envisioned it as a reusable gift bag. I chose Technicolor Tidings because of the fabric collection’s bright, fun colors. Within the collection I selected festive designs that were not specific to Christmas so the bag could also be used for birthdays.
Circle of Family by Jody Houghton
is one of those fabric lines that not only remind me of everything good
about family, it also reminds me about everything good about summer
time. We have 5 great Designer Downloads that were designed
specifically to go with this great fabric line.
Jody Houghton's illustrations and writings have warmed the hearts of
dedicated gift buyers and quilters for 30 years. Her down-to-earth point
of view and unique artistic style is attributed to the longevity of her
successful home-based business. We talked to Jody about her art and her
new fabric collection, Circle of Family. We hope that as you read along, you will begin to love Jody and her work as much as we do.
Definition of TEACUP: "A small cup usually with a handle used with a saucer for hot beverages…" Or in this case, a pincushion. What a great idea to show off those heirloom teacups, antique finds or garage sale deals. Pretty Teacup, from the book Super-Cute Pincushions, is the first project for Gifty Galore 2012, and it is so easy!