Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Snuggle Blanket Drive - San Jose Animal Shelter

I've been sewing a ton of tote bags for the Grateful Garment program as well as for the local homeless agencies. It does take a certain amount of fabric to make the totes, which I pick up at FabMo. There are always end cuts, too small of most home sewing projects. I came across a request for kennel blankets for dogs and cats at one of the local shelters. The poor little things get a sheet of newspaper in their cage if there isn't enough bedding. So taking the fuzzy discards and batting that comes into FabMo every week, I was able to make over 60 (update - over 100 sewn so far) kennel pads. Really easy to sew and I've been able to use up my own stash of batting that I've had for years.  Off today to drop another load of bedding at the Adobe Animal Hospital. Then I have to wait for more fuzzy material to come into FabMo. 

Friday, December 16, 2016

Crafting Up a Storm - FabMo Vendor Thank You 2016

I know I've be really bad about posting my crafting projects, but I get behind in taking photos and then forgetting to post. Some of the projects took a long time to make, so again I was more focused on getting the project done on time.
At the end of the year, FabMo likes to pass out cookies to all the vendors that donate the fabric to us. This year we added a little thank note. In keeping with the mission of FabMo, we try and use what we have on hand. I made over 250 cards using paint samples that were cut down into little squares. I die cut out "thanks" from paint chip samples as well. I also helped make these little baskets out of 8" squares which the cookies went into. It was a team efforts with all the sewing, glue and baking involved but we got it done in time. 

FabMo - Volunteer Thank You Gift 2016

This week FabMo hosted a party for all their volunteers. In trying to stay green and keeps cost down, I made fabric envelopes. FabMo gets a tons of 8" square fabric samples so we try and find as many ways to use them up. In making the envelopes, the type of fabric makes a big difference. I was lucky enough to come across a stash of light weight linen. 
I added the card using my Cricut machine.  It's been a super long time since I used it and I was amazed (once again) all the things is can cut out! Will be break out the my Cricut machine more often!