I am so excited to be the April Sew Fun presenter. Truth be told, I am also a little nervous. I love to sew, and I love writing this blog, sharing some of my projects with you through the photos and drawings. On the other hand, it’s a little intimidating to have your work passed around for inspection!
All-in-all, though, I think you’ll like the projects, and I’m hoping you’ll be inspired to create your own versions of them.
Home of the Free
My husband was in the U.S. Navy. My Dad was a WWII veteran, my brother a Vietnam veteran and my great nephew is a U.S. Marine. Patriotism runs deep. So I love this wall hanging.
I personalized the dog tags with the veteran’s name and branch of service. The author of the design from Primrose Lane suggests that you could put the names of veterans on the red stripes if you are honoring multiple vets with the wall hanging.
We brought in the CD with the embroidery design digitized for sew out. We also brought in the paper pattern for hand embroidery if you are so inclined. Either way, it’s a wonderful tribute to the veteran(s) in your life.
Fetch Your Sketch
Calling all Picassos! This art portfolio from ByAnnie is just perfect for the artist on the go. My grandkids love the chalkboard mat. Two zippered see-through pockets hold scissors, markers, pencils and more. Two elastic-topped mesh pockets are perfect for boxes of crayons and chalk.
The portfolio opens to 11”H x 24”W with two slip pockets for storing two 9” x 12” drawing pads or coloring books. It measures 11”H x 14”W x 2” deep when closed, and has two sturdy handles as well as a removable adjustable strap for hands-free cross-body carrying.
Monogram the front to personalize it for your favorite artist.
April Sew Fun
I’ll show mine, and hope you’ll show yours! So be sure to bring your finished projects for Show-and-Tell. With multiple sessions at day at each of our locations, how can you miss it? We hope you can join us at one of these times:
Aurora: Tuesday, April 16, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Littleton: Wednesday, April 17, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Arvada: Thursday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m or 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. or 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Colorado Springs: Friday, April 19, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Come join the fun, meet and make new friends, and eat some chocolate.
In the meantime check out last month’s Show and Tell projects made by our wonderful customers!