Some are non-verbal.
When The Chief and I read that book, we realized that neither one of us speaks “Gift-giving.”
But we try.
Anyway, who doesn’t love Liberty Fabrics? When Natasha was last in Japan, I begged and bothered her to pick up some little bits of fabric for me, because I would love to go there and look for myself (except for the whole flying to Asia thing).
She obliged me, finding some pretty cute Japanese crafting fabric and a little Liberty on the side (she blogged about her excursion on Hong Kong Housewife, and it’s pretty funny about her grandfather engaging the nuns, and for that matter everyone else, in conversation).
When I saw these pieces, I just couldn’t help thinking how much they remind me of her and her style, but as I’m not a gift-giver at heart, that may not be right.
Here is Bridget modeling my creation:
If you are keeping track of my vintage trims, and I trust you are! you might note that what I used here is the last little bit of the yellow I also used on one of the pillows I made Natasha. I guess it just reminds me of her!
A little scarf like this, I think, works for the warm Hong Kong climate (in which you have to be prepared for some intense AC).
Or decorate a dresser or coffetable with it! It’s just pretty fabric, I think. I like to look at it :)
It’s pretty easy — use one piece a little narrower than the other, cutting them to the same length (50″ is about right, and maybe 8-12″ across). Sew up the long sides, and then iron them so that the wider one folds over equally onto both sides. Then, using the trim to hide your seam, invisibly sew up the ends (you can iron down the raw edges first so that you know where to sew).