Wednesday 23 January 2013

Birthday-Love Stash tutorial links

I have been trolling the blogs, looking for great ideas for the Birthday-Love Stash for February and here are some I found for you…..


a mesh zippered pouch to store all your sewing needs for that quilt retreat…Give them empty or fill them up with some fabulous notions.  Thanks to Becky at Patchwork Posse, you can get find the tutorial HERE

Clairebear's scissor keep…… one of these would be great to go in a zippered pouch, wouldn’t it???



who wouldn’t love to receive one or two of these to store their business cards to hand out…..or even those pesky plastic and cardboard discount cards …what a nice way to keep them.  Melanie from the Crafty Cupboard has provided a tutorial for you HERE

Wouldn’t you just love to tote this bag into work and listen to all the oohs and aahs from your work colleagues???  Me too, so I thought this would be a perfect birthday-love stash gift!!!  Cheri has two versions you can choose from in her tutorial

…and when it all gets too much, don’t you think a working woman (or man!) would love to, and need to, relax with this!  I know I’m going to make me one of these, and I already have one on the birthday list……  Thanks Alissa for this great tutorial!

You can even dress them up for work…find a great tutorial HERE by Trish at Notes of Sincerity


a great set of placemats would do any household proud, so why not make a set in colours that match the recipient’s decor?  The tutorial can be found on Samelia Mum’s blog

Charm Placemats 4 (999x987)

or how about some trendy herringbone hot pads!!!!  Melanie’s tutorial can be found on the Moda Bake Shop HERE 


The cutest little dollhouse pouch to hold  puzzles, books, and any other favorite knick-knacks!  Designed by Vanessa of Lella Boutique, the tutorial is HERE, at the Moda BakeShop.

A sleepy fish toy for a toddler or baby…..using up all your scraps…what an ingenious idea Beth has……and Moda has snavelled her tutorial up and put it HERE.

and for the artist in the family, this would be a treasured gift!  You can find Joanne’s tutorial HERE.


A simple 30 minute gift that any car lover would appreciate, this padded steering wheel cover will be the talk of the birthday scene!  I can see a teen loving this as much as anyone else, can’t you?  I’m loving Sarah for designing this simple gift over HERE.


My friend Joy from JoyPatch has designed this wonderful toiletries bag that would suit any traveller, whether they are going for a short time or an extended trip.  I can see it made up in masculine prints, feminine prints, kids prints, girly prints, animal prints,  laminate fabrics …….honestly, it would look great and suit everybody!

And to wrap your gift up, visit Sarah HERE, to follow her tutorial on paper gift bows!



Hope these help you get organised for February’s gift making and giving!  I know I’ve got a few of these on my list of to-do’s….perhaps  this Friday night at FNSI…check my sidebar for details!

Sugary hugs :O)



Maria said...

What a great array of wonderful projects to make for gifts...
Just checked out Hieid's blog and still no sign up page??

Maria said...

LOL you can tell I am ready for bed, "Heidi" right.....

Anne-Mettes Oaser said...

Thanks for sharing so many wonderful links :-). Makes me want to sew rigth away.

barb's creations said...

Fantastic ideas and tutorials Wendy I can see me making a couple of these for the birthday box now to find some time :) Barb.

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Cheryll said...

Oh you found heaps of great ideas! Well done.... and THANKS.. :)

De said...

Fantastic ideas ! I will be making a start very soon!

Fiona said...

great ideas Wendy... thanks for all the work finding them... I might have to make myself one or two of those gifts!!

Anonymous said...

lots of wonderful ideas Wendy,thankyou.xx

Dawn said...

Wow of WOW...what a load of fabulous ideas and giftys to make.... I want to make them all but will not have time, but I'll choos a few maybe.. he he
Hugs Dawn x x x

Dot said...

Thank you for sharing these. They are all so beautiful!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wendy they are just so good...I have done some thread catchers for Jan so I am sure some of these will be great for Feb...xx

Sisbabestitches said...

OMG, you really are blitzing this organised role!! What a fantastic spread of giftie ideas, I may just nibble at one or two perhaps :)