Me: Oh! Let me show you my latest sewing project
Unsuspecting parent/teacher/specialist:Wow! That's super cute! But what could be inside? I must know!
Me: Why, I'm glad you asked. I have right here some handy dandy business cards so you have
Unsuspecting parent/teacher/specialist: Oh! Wonderful! I'll take 5!
Or something along those lines....
Anyway, I found a great pattern which, as with the best projects, took about 30 minutes, including the time I spent rummaging though my crazy stash of random fabrics and clothes that will someday be awesome projects. The finial product was a combination of pretty print fabric left over from my days of making sorority shirts, some terry cloth remnants from baby bibs I made this past spring, a ribbon that was decoration on the package of some gift given to me, and a metal spare button that came with a piece of clothing I'm pretty sure I no longer own. After gathering those things up, and a few cuts, pins and stitches, I ended up with this!
Even better, when I showed it to my cousin, she requested one for a Christmas gift. Wonderful! I love an excuse to make things for people, but its tough sometimes to know how they'll react to a homemade gift.