twelve days of christmas gifts (8)

Whereee has the time gone?

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I feel like my classes have just ended and it’s already been a week and a half.

And it’s going to be the new year in another week and a half!

So, obviously I’m starting my long list of new year’s resolutions.  You know – the standard: work on being healthier, save more money, finish more projects on my to-do list, etc.

Because, why not, right?

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So, this means a new year of a lot of sewing because I have a lot of sewing projects on my to-do list.  Because, let’s be honest here when I tell you that I’m absolutely horrible at sewing.  As much as I would like to be a professional seamstress, it’s just not my forte.   And I don’t really want to be a professional seamstress, but I would like to know how to sew a straight line.  I mean, for the machine doing most of the work and the user being just a “guide”, I suck.  But practice makes perfect, right?

This brings me to the eighth gift ONE lucky winner will be receiving this year: a pack of 10 re-useable make-up removing wipes

Because while I’m tackling my to-do list, I’m also finding ways to save money.  Who really wants to buy a pack of 25 make-up removing wipes for $8.  Especially when you need to use two around the holiday season.  Because holiday make-up means glitter.  And glitter is ridiculously impossible to get off.

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Luckily for me, my mother is a sewer.  And has a multitude of fabric scraps.  Super pretty fabric scraps, which allowed me to make twenty different make-up removers.  Ten for me, and ten for you!  And the best part?  It only took about an hour for the entire process.  Is that easy, or what?

I chose a flannel fabric because I absolutely love how soft it is, and I figured it would be gentle enough to remove the 15 coats of mascara I put on daily.  I then folded the material in half so that I’d only have to cut once and both sides would pair up perfectly.  I used a cup to trace about a 3 inch circle with pencil, and then cut on the line (The one thing I didn’t worry about doing correctly!).  makeupremovingwipes3

Once all of the fabric was cut, I put about a thousand pins in.  Because I did not want that user-error to occur and I shift the fabric and make it all lop-sided.  And hey, it worked. I chose a closed overlock stitch to stitch both fabric pieces together,   Mainly because I liked how decorative it looked.  And took my time.  Because? Beginner here!

And the end result?

Perfect!

And now I’m ready to sew all the things!

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So, on the 8th day of Christmas gifts, one lucky winner will receive: a pack of 10 re-useable make-up removing wipes, a 15 cm carved wooden treea decorated to-go muga 1lb bag of organic whole elderberriesa box of macaronsa wire bow ringgingerbread bath products, and a crocheted cowl.

Haven’t entered yet?  You still have time!  Click here to enter the giveaway! And good luck!

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