Here is a little gift envelope I made for Lynn with the help of my new toy (more details on that later). The colors were inspired by my Amy Butler fabric.
Now I don't really consider myself to be a designer label person, but fabric is an exception! I LOVE all these colors - so versatile. I even have a new purse in the works. One of the other projects I was able to use it on was a button cover.
If you follow the craft blogging world, you know that button covers have been all the craze lately.I found instructions on how to make a cover without buying the kit - see the tutorial here. After that I just used a simple half hitch knot to attach a ponytail holder and voila! Super cute hair accessory!
** Special thanks for Jodie, Melissa, and Megan - without their gift certificate this fabric purchase probably wouldn't have taken place. **
In case you were wondering who that was playing "Come Ye Children of the Lord" at approximately 10:40 Monday morning from the BYU Bell Tower, it was me. Yes, you read that correctly - I played the bells that rang out accross the BYU campus for everyone to hear. A few incorrect notes, but I played it (with some added flare at the end). I had never played a carillon before, so I deserve at least a little slack (don't know what a carillon is? find out here). It was amazing!
Wow! It's been quite a while since I've posted about something I made! So here you go - two handmade bags designed by me. I gave them as gifts back in July and I hope the receipients will put them to good use. :)
This also brings me to a question I've been asked: do I sell the things I make? While I don't currently have things "up for sale," I can take custom orders. If you see something you like on my blog - or have an idea for something and want to see if I can help - please either post a comment or send me an e-mail ( it is karlaehlers (at) yahoo (dot) com). I love to see others excited about the things I make!