My mentor, Jules over at And Sew On...., has frequently gone above and beyond in email teaching me how to sew and quilt, and I wanted to finally thank her in some tiny tangible way.
She also recently started a Long Arm Quilting business and has had business cards made to promote that. Alas, she has --had-- nothing to carry her business cards in.
I hopped on-line and searched free patterns until I found the one I wanted -- an Amy Butler Business Card Keeper free pattern.
I'd seen a picture on Jules' blog, about what her office would look like if she had an office. Modern, black & white with hot pink. Hmmmmm..... I sorted fabrics and found just the right choices in my stash.
Then I got to work...
|Open -- the flaps inside hold business cards in place once it is folded closed.|
....and made that pesky button hole.....
|button hole close up|
|it's a little blurry, but I did black outline stitching around the pink flower on the back of the card holder|
...and finally sent this off,
...all wrapped up, so that Jules can showcase her business cards in a nice fabric card holder. She can explain that a long-distance student she's never met made it for her. That ought to spark some interest....
Have you ever received an unexpected gift? Or sent one? What was it?