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Mmkay. Did you see the title up there? Not the ‘last minute’ part. The “Embossed” part. Yeah. The quote marks are there for a reason. Reason being, I actually embossed the wine bag but it doesn’t look embossed.
There’s that and the fact that I tend to overuse quotation marks in my writing. Along with italics, dashes, parentheses, and anything else to interrupt the reader’s train of thought. It’s all by design. (not really.)
But here we are, four days away from Christmas, and I need more like fourteen days. Or forty. While I thought I had my list covered, Hubs neglected to tell me of a few invites that came to his email box.
You’d think our friends would know better after 20 years. I told my stepsons the first year they moved in – if the paper or message is important, don’t tell your father (the Bermuda Triangle of important papers), tell me. After one ‘misplaced’ permission slip and, therefore, no field trip, they got it and have never forgotten it. (I warned you about the excessive punctuation, didn’t I?)
I’m devoting the rest of this week to Last Minute Gifts. Or as many as I can get done. That being said, some of the projects might will probably fall into my NVP category *not very Pin-teresting*. Generally speaking, if it’s not a paint project, there’s better than a 50:50 chance it’ll be a NVP. Kinda like my cooking, unfortunately.
Back in November, when my Christmas projects were simply words on a To Do list, I snagged these wine bags & star foam stamps from the thrift store. I had googled “Embossed Velvet with Rubber Stamps” and one of my fav blogs popped up.
Like my Frosted Branches, I neglected to go back and read the full instructions. Doh! Iron, velvet, foam stamp. . . how hard could it be?
I even practiced on a scrap of fabric that wasn’t even velvet.
Not bad, not bad.
I slipped one of the stars inside the lined velveteen wine bag. Yes, lined. It didn’t occur to me, who used to sew since I was six, that this would be an issue.
Plus, I didn’t mist the back of the fabric, as recommended by Madigan Made.
It looks okay, doesn’t it? Yeah, if it’s blown up 300%, that is!
Enough fooling around. Time to break out some paint. Glitter paint!
I just outlined it and dabbed a little in the middle. The ‘embossing’ made a great pattern, as it turns out.
Not a great example of ‘embossed’ velvet, however. And it probably lands in the NVP pile. But add a nice bottle of wine and it still made a nice gift.
Tomorrow I’ll have another Last Minute Gift. No extra punctuation marks on this one. (It’s painted!)
What do you do for last minute gifts? Do you bake something? Stop by the store? Or do you always plan ahead?