Monday, February 1, 2010


Let me introduce you to my little friend. Okay, she doesn't really have a name, but let's just call her Rosie. She does come with a story, here is the short version. A few days after Christmas I went to Anthropologie and saw a cute little monster in their register area (image below). I had to know what it was. The salesgirl told me they were gift cardholders. I wanted a gift card holder. I thought about buying myself a gift card and then just using it right there for my purchase. That is how cute it was. But, I just paid cash for my purchase and went home, minus the gift cardholder. Please do not shed any tears, I bought a really nice warm sweater that I wear all the time!

The little monster on the left is the monster that inspired me to make Rosie.

I said I wanted to do more sewing this year, so I got out my sewing machine Saturday afternoon and made a few of my own gift card holders. Now, granted they are not as cute as the original, but they will do. I used whatever materials I had at home. That way I can go out and buy more!

Saturday night I thought that an owl would make a cute holder. Sunday morning I cut out an owl pattern and sewed it up with out any complications. I love when that happens. However, I did not make it big enough to hold the card! Minor complication. I guess I could slip some cash in there. People still like cash right?

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Debbie said...

I think 'Rosie' is adorable! Such a sweet idea and I am sure even though a gift card won't fit, the receiver will gladly accept the cash instead! :)


Carrie said...

what a cute owl!

Kim's Treasures said...

These are sooo cool! Yes, I would take money in a cute stuffed owl!

steviewren said...

I think you might be the most creative blogger I know. I really admire how you are always working on something. These are darling.

Anonymous said...

I love Rosie and all the others :0)


Debbie said...

How darling! I love them! Gift cards holders will never be the same. Great job!