Monday, April 8, 2013

March's giving.....

My two RAKs for March have been received and I can now share them with you. These are both projects that were also in my UFO challenge list for this year.

I found Matruska beads at a German Christmas market almost two years ago. This keychain was made for Susan who I thought it would have a special meaning for. She has two adopted boys (well they are actually becoming young men now) who are Russian born. I have enjoyed watching them grow up under her love and care.


Patricia shares my love of old fabrics, trims, laces, etc.. I made these lapkins from remnants I bought in Rebeauvillé, France at the Beauvillé factory. They made beautiful table linens which are very pricey. I bought some factory samples to sew some napkins. Each of the samples has been cut into various shapes. I decided to share some with friends and Patricia's are being called lapkins because of the oblong size fitting just right over your lap. I felt I wanted to do something more with them so I got out some yarn that matched and created simple crocheted napkin rings that are closed with vintage brass buttons.


I am busy making my April RAK gifts right now. It is so much fun to match a blogging friend to a gift each month. I am so happy people are enjoying being surprised with a gift but my tell you that the greatest gift is in the giving!

Heidi

8 comments:

  1. Lovely thoughtful gifts! It is so great that you are taking care of soem of your challenges too!
    Have a great week!

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  2. Such pretty and lovely RAK gifts. You are very generous Heidi.

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  3. Very pretty gifts, bet they both really liked them.
    Love Mom

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  4. Heidi - I love my keychain! It really does have a very special meaning to me. I tell my boys all the time that I must be Russian since I have Russian children! LOL!! You are very kind and sweet to remember me!

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  5. Beautiful, Heidi. Love that sweet bead!

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  6. It has been so fun to see what you have done each month ~ another set of raks that I'm sure shared many smiles!!

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  7. Hi Heidi! I came here from Patricia's blog - you gave away some beautiful RAKs :) I'm now your newest follower!

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