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Ruby Star Wrap-Along

December 19th, 2012

Welcome to the final day of the Ruby Star Wrap-Along! The Wrap-Along is the brainchild of Amy of Sukie - don’t you know who I am? to celebrate Melody Miller and Allison Tannery’s beautiful and craftyawesome new book, Ruby Star Wrapping - Creating Gifts to Reuse, Regive & Relove.

You can read more about the entire Wrap-Along here for info on where to buy the book and enter to win prizes. In addition, visit Sew,Mama,Sew! for the Ruby Star Wrapping Contest where you can enter to win some seriously good stuff by showing what you’ve made from the book.
Ruby Star Wrap-Along

The project I planned to make for the Wrap-Along was the Gift Card Truck Softie and use Winterkist to make a faux shirt to make the cute little truck softie.
Ruby Star Wrap-Along
Ruby Star Wrap-Along

I made a placket from strip of fabric joined at the center and pressed open, and then added two prairie points to make the cuffs.
Ruby Star Wrap-Along

And then I went away for the weekend with my friends (Yams!) for a sewing weekend (Yamcamp!) in Sisters.  And then a blizzard crashed our party and we spent more time than planned up at Sisters (poor us, snowbound with friends and fabric). And more time on my Instagram as well!  And well, in my rush to get my project done and lost time - I decided to fudge a little on the project because before I knew it - it was time to post my day on the Wrap-Along, and I still had so much to do, so I turned the truck into a shirt pillow. So I feel kinda bad that I didn’t make the cute little truck, but I also like that I’m showing an alternate option. At least that’s my hope!
Ruby Star Wrap-Along

I added some buttons down the placket and popped in a gift card (I used my VA card - a precious card from my Uncle Sam) and made gift card pillow. I thought about how fun it would be to make little love pillows and slip in little love notes, or make a pillow out of your kids outgrown jammies and make little tooth fairy pillows.
Ruby Star Wrap-Along

Below is a list of everyone who participated in the Wrap-Along, and everyone is linked directly to the beautiful project they made. Totally worth a visit to everyone!

NOV 7 – Anna of noodlehead
NOV 9 - Amanda of A Crafty Fox
NOV 12 – Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson!
NOV 14 – Brooke of Pitter Putter Stitch
NOV 16 – Erin of Two More Seconds
NOV 19 - Jen of BettyCrockerAss
NOV 21 – Rochelle of Lucky Lucille
NOV 23 – Sukie of Sukie – don’t you know who I am?
NOV 26 – Elizabeth of Don’t Call Me Betsy
NOV 28 – Gina and crew of Bolt Neighborhood
NOV 30 – Ellen of The Long Thread
DEC 3 – Katie of Swim, Bike, Quilt!
DEC 5 - Faith of Fresh Lemon Quilts
DEC 7 - Lee of Freshly Pieced
DEC 10 - Maureen of Maureen Cracknell Handmade
DEC 12 - Sara of Sew Sweetness
DEC 14 - Colleen of The Busy Bean
DEC 17 - Amy of Diary of a Quilter
DEC 19 - Monica of Happy Zombie

On a side note, had it not been for the blizzard in the Cascades and having to turn around and head back to Sisters - Violet, Elizabeth and I never would have seen these deers crossing the highway near Black Butte Ranch. Thanks to my CoPilotViolet for grabbing my iPhone in time and getting shots of this amazing winter scene!
Oregon Cascades

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12 Responses

  1. The fabulous Cat allegedly said:

    gorgeous, amazing pic of the deer crossing the road. So beautiful. So totally foreign from any view out any window in Australia.

    Love your little shirt-stuffy too, from the Wrapalong. Have bought the Melody Miller book, it’s awesome. Cat x

  2. The fabulous DianeP allegedly said:

    Thanks for the great post Monica - the Wrapalong looks like a great, fun project!
    Even though you didn’t make a truck, the pillow is a cute way to give a gift card.

    Being stuck indoors sewing with friends is my dream - perfect way to unwind before Christmas!

    Thanks, too, for the beautiful picture with the deer crossing the road - just lovely!

  3. The fabulous Melody Miller allegedly said:

    Monica! This is exactly what I hoped people would do with this book: take a little inspiration and run with it! I love your awesome pillow so much:)

  4. The fabulous Krista - Poppyprint allegedly said:

    Brilliant adaptation! Love the little shirt pillow and I really enjoyed your IG posts (knowing you were all safe). Glad you made it home!

  5. The fabulous LJ allegedly said:

    Isn’t it just the best when we recycle. The gift-shirt is so cute and works for guys (big and little) which is a feat in itself. Beautiful pic; we are awaiting our first snow of the season and they’re talking it’s going to be BIG!

  6. The fabulous dana allegedly said:

    that deer picture is so fabulous!!!!! I can’t believe you got so lucky!
    Your clever shirt is also amazing as a way to give a gift card. :)

  7. The fabulous liveacolorfullife allegedly said:

    Such a cute adaptation! And could your pictures be ANY cuter? Because I don’t think they could be! I was following along on IG. Yeah, bummer to have to spend more time in Sisters. Glad you made it home safely.

  8. The fabulous lysa flower allegedly said:

    Holy Awesomeness! Love it! Christmas is way over but what fun would it be to do something like this for a birthday present or a just because present! Brilliant!

  9. The fabulous Jeifner allegedly said:

    What a beautiful photo! I saw the gift truck and didn’t see a scenario when I’d need one but a little square/rectangle pillow ‘n’ pocket would be great!

  10. The fabulous ina allegedly said:

    Monica! Where did you get that adorable Curious George/Altoid container??!!

    I love your little man shirt…perfect for any guy! ;p

  11. The fabulous beverly allegedly said:

    snowed in with fabric and friends…I live in new england and i’m waiting for that! so love the snowflake fabric! can you tell me where to get it?

      I would love to tell you where to get the snowflake fabric! It’s from my Winterkist collection, and you can find retailers via my sidebar under the Fabric button. - monica

  12. The fabulous Vickie Adkins allegedly said:

    First visit for me and I truly enjoyed your site. So many great ideas all sewn to be beautiful and shared. I think one thing I enjoyed was your humor, wit…it’s nice to find someone so full of life, joy, and wanting to share it with others. I imagine you would make a terrific friend and thank you for sharing your gift with me.

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