Today was a snow day. Even though snow hardly affects our ability to do school, I usually try to let the kids experience the idea of a snow day. I loved those days as a kid- waking up, peeking out the window shade to white and instantly knowing-NO SCHOOL! I want my kids to remember that feeling too.
So on my snow day, besides finishing three loads of laundry, I played at the sewing machine.
The valentine envelope was very simple. I cut two squares in scrap fabrics-I think mine were something like 9"x 9". I also cut another 9x9 square of fusible webbing, which I ironed onto the back of the outer square. Maybe it would have been better to fuse it to the back of the inside layer, so it wouldn't have looked as wrinkled...I don't know.
Sew right sides together, trim, turn inside out, press, stitch again around the border. Blah, blah, blah. You know how. I hand-stitched where the three side come together. But not until after I added a stamp and stitched My Love on the front.
And can you see the scallops on the card? That was the-you guessed it- 'scallop' stitch on my Brother machine sewn onto white card-stock. I love how it turned out. Even if you didn't have time to make the envelopes-the cards are a simple, quick project. I think I'll use a few minutes of tomorrow's snow day to make a few more.
Hope you're staying warm, wherever you are!