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Sewn Gift Bags

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

easy peasy

Sewn Gift Bags

Finished Size: Approximately 7¾˝ × 9⅝˝

What Do I Need?

Fat quarter of fun fabric (see Fat Quarter)

Approximately 24˝ of fun-colored twine

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Sewing around a corner

Prepare the Pieces

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 8½˝ × 12˝ using the diagram as your guide.

Let’s Make It

If you are using a ¼˝ presser foot, don’t forget to use washi tape as a guide to make the correct seam allowance width for this project.

Place the 2 fabric pieces right sides together and pin down a long (12˝) side.

Sew down that side with the edge of the presser foot on the edge of the fabric.

With these fun fabric gift bags, wrapping your gift can be almost as much fun as making it. They have a great dual purpose of holding your gift and then being a useful little bag for storing special things!

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Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

take your time and ask for help

Stitchy Coil Trinket Bowl

What Do I Need?

Cotton clothesline (can be found in a hardware store)

Gluestick

¼ yard of quilting-weight fabric

Fun-colored thread

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

Prepare the Pieces

Cut strips of fabric ½˝ × the full width of the fabric, selvage to selvage. You should only need around 4 or 5 strips.

Let’s Make It

Cut a piece of clothesline approximately 75˝ long.

Apply some glue to the tip of a fabric strip.

Glue the strip to the cotton clothesline and begin wrapping the fabric around the clothesline on an angle, making sure to wrap tightly and with the fabric strip overlapping each time around the clothesline.

1.When you get to the end of a fabric strip, simply apply some glue and then start on a new strip.

2.Continue wrapping until you have filled the length of clothesline.

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On the Sunny Side

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

HI and whoop-hooray, boys!

Sing a song of cheer!

Here’s a holiday, boys,

Lasting half a year!

Round the world, and half is

Shadow we have tried;

Now we’re where the laugh is,—

On the sunny side!

Pigeons coo and mutter,

Strutting high aloof

Where the sunbeams flutter

Through the stable roof.

Hear the chickens cheep, boys,

And the hen with pride

Clucking them to sleep, boys,

On the sunny side!

Hear the clacking guinea;

Hear the cattle moo;

Hear the horses whinny,

Looking out at you!

On the hitching-block, boys,

Grandly satisfied,

See the old peacock, boys,

On the sunny side!

Robins in the peach-tree;

Bluebird in the pear;

Blossoms over each tree

In the orchard there!

All the world’s in joy, boys,

Glad and glorified

As a romping boy, boys,

On the sunny side!

Where’s a heart as mellow?

Where’s a soul as free?

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Embroidered Pet Portraits

Annabel Wrigley FunStitch Studio ePub

a teeny bit more challenging

Embroidered Pet Portraits

•What Do I Need?

Inkjet printer fabric sheets (most measure 8½˝ × 11˝ and can be found in packages online or at a fabric store)

Inkjet printer

8˝ wood embroidery hoop

Embroidery floss or perle cotton (size 8)

Small beads (optional) (Make sure your needle can pass through the hole in the beads. If it is too tight, you may need a larger bead!)

Basic sewing supplies

special skills

•Refer to The Rules of Sewing

• Using an iron

• Hand sewing

Let’s Make It

 

THE IMAGE

1.Choose a digital photo of your favorite pet. You will be printing the image onto fabric, so it is important to make sure that everything is prepared correctly before you start the printing. Ask an adult if you need help.

2.Pull up the photo on the computer. Change the photo to black and white using the editing feature. It prints really well this way. Resize the photo so that the image of your pet will fit into an 8˝ embroidery hoop.

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Days Gone By, The

James Whitcomb Riley Indiana University Press ePub

O THE days gone by! O the days gone by!

The apples in the orchard, and the pathway through the rye;

The chirrup of the robin, and the whistle of the quail

As he piped across the meadows sweet as any nightingale;

When the bloom was on the clover, and the blue was in the sky,

And my happy heart brimmed over, in the days gone by.

In the days gone by, when my naked feet were tripped

By the honeysuckle tangles where the water-lilies dipped,

And the ripples of the river lipped the moss along the brink,

Where the placid-eyed and lazy-footed cattle came to drink,

And the tilting snipe stood fearless of the truant’s wayward cry

And the splashing of the swimmer, in the days gone by.

O the days gone by! O the days gone by!

The music of the laughing lip, the lustre of the eye;

The childish faith in fairies, and Aladdin’s magic ring—

The simple, soul-reposing, glad belief in everything,—

When life was like a story, holding neither sob nor sigh,

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