Saturday, February 6, 2010

Rag Letters

I totally fell in love when I saw this Rag Letters tutorial from Jessica at Happy Together. I knew it would make great gifts. But I also knew that I would get bored before I finished the entire alphabet. So I settled on names, which felt perfect because I looooove personalized presents.

So I've done some for birthday presents and some for Christmas presents. And I love that it works equally well as a gift for boys. I try to include something handmade with every present I give, but I often come up short with boy ideas, you know?

I also love this project because it is a great way to use up scraps. And Abby was able to help me quite a bit (which is good because I was making them for HER friends). She helped me pick out fabric and find the right letters and by the time we were done she knew how to spell some of her friends names. Educational AND crafty? I'm sold.

1 comment:

Jen said...

Oh, I love these, and I agree about the whole alphabet thing, plus, you would really need to make a couple of sets in order to spell out words/names...this coming from someone with double letters (Jenny), and hated when I was little when things didn't have 2 n's. I LOVE the idea of first names and will be doing this for my great nieces/nephews for gifts this year! Thanks so much, by the way I LOVE your blog and am going to be following you!