Wednesday, June 11, 2014

What's Up Wednesday: Quick Gifts

Pinterest is a great resource when searching for quick gift ideas.  This project has been pinned on my Cute Craftiness board for a while.

Designer Face Fluffs
Originally, it was the bright colorful fabrics that caught my eye.  Isn't that how it usually goes when browsing Pinterest?  I guess that's what they mean by eye candy.  

nice stack of pretties
 The tutorial to make these face fluffs was easy to follow with plenty of photographs.  It wasn't until I started pulling supplies for the project that I read one of the "ingredients" is cotton knit sherpa which is the only item I needed to order.   If you happen to need some sherpa, I ordered mine from Nature's Fabrics.

supplies prepped
 The tutorial suggests using 6" squares.  Fabric, batting and sherpa is all you need.  I stitched a practice one using a 5" charm scrap and then made a bunch with a 6" charm pack (can you call it a charm pack if the squares aren't 5"?!) of Anna Maria Horner I had on hand.

gifts for friends
Two face fluffs tied with bakers twine onto a nice bottle of shower gel makes a quick and pretty gift for friends.  My thought was to pair the face fluffs with some fancy face wash, but I couldn't find it at my local go to fancy  gift shop ;-)

Do you have a go to handmade gift you recommend?  Please share.  Thanks for stopping by.
Happy stitching,


  1. Love these! I'm not familiar with that cotton knit sherpa so I definitely have to try it. Cool idea for a handmade gift for some lucky friends. I need to find a new go-to for handmade gifts, since I'm starting to sew again. Yay!

  2. This an awesome gift. I think I will need to make them. Thank you for sharing.

  3. Now you have me wondering what cotton knit sherpa is!? Sounds fancy! Your face fluffs look like the perfect gift!

  4. I just love these! I haven't ever heard of sherpa either. I will definitely try making some of these as gifts. I love the idea of a small bundle with soap or shower gel. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. You are always so creative and generous. I love the gifts you made. Someons are going to be very happy!

  6. What a nice stack of pretties, and so practical with the shower gel! Such a nice gift. Your friends will surely love you even more! One of my favorite gifts also has a practical application: for traveling. I made Travel Trays and blogged about them in 2009 (Really? That long ago?). They're timeless. Go here to read more:

  7. That is a great quick gift. I am thinking end of year teacher gifts. What would we do if we didn't have Pinterest?

  8. Catching up on my blog reading---in the first photo, what is that fabric on top, third from left? Love it! I like the idea of using the sherpa in these. Cleva...