- November 17, 2007 at 2:55 pm #254340
Barbara, How much fabric do you use to make a pillow case?
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Barbara DeVore”
> I love this site, finally people that understand.
> As stated earlier, I live in Montana, with 2 grown children with
> families. Last year I told them that we would ALL have a Almost
> homemade Xmas.(somethings you have to buy to complete the
> They had to make the gifts and had 4 months to do this.
> I received a wonderful C/D from our Son, with pictures of he and
> sister growing up, the music he placed with it was great.
> Our daughter and grand boys made me a gorgeous necklace, and the
> boys counted every bead. They made cookies for grandpa. The
> pressure was gone, we really had lots of gifts to share, and a
> wonderful holiday.
> This year I have been going to garage sales and 2nd had stores for
> material, jars, bottles, anything that I think I might use. AND
> better be cheap or it doesn’t come home.
> I am making pillow cases for everyone. I bought towels, and added
> 6 ” of the same material to the bottom of the towel to create a
> special gift. I have placed Vanilla Beans in bottles 1 per 4 oz,
> added vodka, and they are sitting, waiting to be given as Vanilla
> extract. Pure and no additives.
> I am making Russian Tea, found cute jars, and perfect glass cups
> give together.
> It takes time, but my Xmas is almost done now.
> One year I bought a photo album that took 4×6 pictures, got index
> cards the same size and made recipe cards for all the family
> dishes. The kids still use these books, they even have added some
> new recipes. Use material, or card stock and do the out side cover.
> Starting early helps. But Xmas is from the heart, we just need to
> back to that.
> Barb D.
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