I wanted to make a little something special for all the hospice employees hubby and I have the privilege of working with. This is such a special group of people- so loving and dedicated to the many patients they serve.
Hospice work can be very stressful as you are helping those in their last days of life. We love these ladies and admire each of the 20+ nurses, CNA, social workers and other staff that we have the privilege of knowing.
When I was organizing my Creative Space last year I came across this big bag of mending kits from a hotel that I picked up for $2 at the thrift store several years previous.
The paper I had was just regular weight paper (I don't have a huge selection of papers yet as I am a newbie with the Silhouette) so decided I would just cover the Mending Kit boxes with paper . You could make new pillow boxes using heavy weight paper and your silhouette-
I opened a box and used it as a template to trace on the paper. Cut each one out and then used glue sticks to glue to the original pillow boxes. If you use glue stick you might want to put glue on both the box and the paper edges to make it secure.
If you don't have a silhouette you could easily make a spool pattern and cut them out. I used the print and cut feature to print the "You're Sew Sweet" sentiment on the card stock before cutting them out
I forgot to make a little cut for the needle to go through the thread portion when cutting out so took an exacto knife and just made a little slit. A button and bakers twine as thread for the needle and they are all done!
Inside is a little mending kit to keep in your purse our car for those unexpected emergencies!
I plan on making some more of these to use as little thank you gifts to slip in our thank you cards for our donors also. Just change out the Valentines paper and these could be great little gifts for anyone.
This little box usually has my dessert recipes inside but thought it was the perfect little container to put my valentine sewing kits in.
I almost feel like I am back in grade school getting to hand out pretty valentines to all my friends!
This was the first project with my Silhouette (actually I did a monogram frame for a wedding gift but forgot to take pictures!) There is definitely a lot of learning and challenges with learning how to use this machine but I think once I get the hang of it I am going to have lots of fun!
There are a few guys that I need to make something for and have something in my head- if it works I will try and share it with you!