Monday, September 14, 2009

blessings

I received this wonderful package of fabrics in the mail from Larissa, a couple of weeks ago. She was cleaning out her stash and gifted me with these beauties. {Thank you again Larissa!} I still have some of them sitting on my work table just so I can enjoy them. They are just bursting with possibility. While sewing some this weekend, I used the beloved Amy Butler Lotus fabric for one of Larissa's belt/scarves. This was super easy and Larissa's tutorial gives you several options for length/style. Really, it was whipped up in no time. These would make great gifts for your girlfriends for the holidays or for birthdays. My intended sewing found me working on a couple more box pouches. My mom requested a couple to give to her friends. They are going to Italy and she thought they would make nice travel jewelry holders. (you know they'll be bringing home jewelry!) I also made Mckenzie her promised pink pouch and another for a friend that I'm getting together with this week. I was really touched by Larissa's spontaneous act of generosity. It reminded me how fun it is to get something that you weren't expecting. I've been trying to look for ways to bless others when they are least expecting it...just like I was blessed. Hope you have a week full of blessings!

19 comments:

a friend to knit with said...

don't you feel so productive when you see a stack of something like your beautiful box pouches?! thanks for linking the tutorial.... maybe i will try soon.

yes. it feels so great to get something unexpected....and to give feels even better. LOVE that.

i also love larissa's belt/scarf tutorial..... would also be great for teachers.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh how fun for you! That was a very nice gift and I can tell you very much appreciated it. That is a darling stack of fabrics!! Maybe your etsy store will be up and full again very soon??? :)

Yes, you are so right about the unexpected gift. It does make you feel like a million bucks and thanks for the reminder we should all do the same from time to time. It's a great feeling.

Anonymous said...

I love the pink pouches!!! Their adorable!!!
Emily

Green Acres in the City said...

Unexpected gifts are blessings indeed! Great scarf I need to try that! Thanks for sharing, have a blessed day!

Heather said...

I love those box pouches. What a fun thing to travel with or just to keep organized with.

Larissa's belt scarf pattern is on my table right now, and I am anxious to finish. What a wonderful way to use some very special fabric.

Jessica said...

What a great surprise gift! That lotus fabric is one of my favorites!

Kristyn Knits said...

blessing others feels so good. and you do it so well.

fromallstitchedup said...

I love your box pouches and I intend to make some for Christmas presents. I also saw boxes like these only bigger as knitting bags. I think you are on to something!!! Your good ideas are a blessing to all of us.

larissa said...

lisa, you look absolutely adorable in your belt scarf! i love how you made it your own. I know what you mean about blessing others - i love giving just as much as I enjoy receiving gifts. and those box pouches - i was just thinking about them last night while looking for my stitch markers. they would be perfect for keeping knitting (or stitching) supplies organized! thank you so much for blessing me with your friendship!

Journeying Five said...

so productive and so "gifted", sounds like a great days!

Tracy said...

Oh, such sweet treats from Larissa there, Lisa...LOVE that scarf/belt--they are so versatile. And those pouches are so lovely--beautiful fabrics too. Fun fabric-fantastic post today! Happy week ((HUGS))

amanda said...

ok...I just have to have a crack at these box pouches now!

Hip Mountain Mama said...

absolutly gorgeous!

clare's craftroom said...

The pouches and scarf look great . How nice to receive a just because parcel !

Knitterella said...

Those box pouches are totally adorable! thank you for the link to the tutorial!

Naturalearthfarm said...

I have a friend that lives a good distance away and it is so much fun to occasionally mail a handmade creation my hand written letter.
Those pouches are wonderful.

Ruth said...

Love it all. How nice to get that special package in the mail. The box pouches and scarf/belt are awesome.

Ruth

Christina said...

Beautiful fabrics, adorable little bags. :D

Stephanie said...

cute scarf, great simple gift idea! I need to make a box pouch, glad I saw this post it reminded me how much I liked them from your first post about them.