. . . for my friends who are on vacation with me:
I couldn't show you before because I didn't want to ruin the surprise. I'm writing this post before I leave, but it won't publish until after we're all gathered at Pismo Beach and I've given the girls their little gifts and projects.
We agreed some months back that each of us would bring a small project "kit" for all the rest of us, and I picked out two of the wool Christmas ornaments designed by Woolie Robin, found through Woolie Mammoth's blog--click on the ornament in the sidebar of Woolie Mammoth's blog for directions to make Santa; further back there was a link to a snowman ornament. Really cute stuff! I dug through my wool and put together little kits for both. I also found another free snowman embroidery pattern called Willie & Me by Rustic Threads. If you think you might be interested in that one, just click HERE. I put together a kit for each of the ladies, including the embroidery floss.
Ready for more goodies to keep you busy while I'm away? You can find the pattern to make these cute lunch bags on Ayumi's blog, Pink Penguin. Just click HERE. The pattern is quite a few pages--29!--but it's very clear and illustrated each step of the way.
Ayumi designed these lunch totes to hold bento boxes, and I ordered some small ones through Amazon. I think the boxes and the totes will be perfect for holding sewing supplies so we can just grab our totes and go . . . to work, to the doctor's office, to the Department of Motor Vehicles, or wherever the wait is sure to be long!
I have one last thing I want to add to the totes before I give them to my friends: I'll need to shop for some kind of chocolate, I think. Busy ladies on vacation need to keep up their energy levels and what's better than chocolate?!