I brought my yarn and hook along for this trip..SD was cribbing about the extra space..my yarn was taking up..REALLY!! It was just a small bag ..ok not a small bag..but Come ON! It was my holiday and I could choose to spend it the way I wanted!!LOL! Anyway,he was going to be working.So, Anyway.. I finished this one pair of Tea-light holders for one of my Swap buddies.
I am planning on making more of these..in other colors:)
The pattern can be found here !
If you have some kid-free time,these can be whipped up in a hour or two..Mine took longer since I took so many breaks!!LOL!
The April Birthday girls were- hooksnneedles and Mrs.Fife -Both these ladies are avid crafters..and I spent a long time thinking what to make for them.Finally settled on Decoupage coasters.
I made 4 spotted coasters and 4 retro-floral ones and then couldn’t decide which one to send whom.So,I mixed them up and formed this set.
To give the coasters a neat professional finish,I covered the backing with felt pieces. Can you imagine my joy when hooksnneedles wrote back saying that she mistook them for store-bought ones!
For making these coasters,I used-
Unfinished Wooden coasters.
Glue that dries clear.
and Felt for backing.
Using Modge-Podge gives the paper a nice glossy shine and also makes them durable.
I hope the girls are getting some use out of these…
For the last March Birthday girl,I made these coaster-
Simple Red and Blue Felt Coasters- free hand paisleys embroidered using embroidery floss and chain stitch,finished off with blanket stitch.
A close up of the coasters:
Details about the swap are here .