Sunday, January 30, 2011

Simple Valentine's Day Gift

My boyfriend of 4 1/2 years moved to California two weeks ago for work. I'll be following after him in a few months when I graduate from college, but for now I needed something light-weight and inexpensive to mail him for Valentine's Day.

Inspiration struck when I saw this scooter tray on one of my favorite blogs, Noodlehead. I've been meaning to get a catchall for all that stuff from my boyfriend's pocket that's always scattered all over the bedroom. So I thought to myself, "Why not make one?"

The only problem was that there was no tutorial! So I had to figure out how to do it from the picture. So I picked out some fabric and decided to give it a shot...

Success! Things even fit in it.

It came out so nicely I decided to devote part of next weekend to making one for my Dad and Grandpa, whose birthdays are both the week of Valentine's Day. And I just love the sailboat fabric...masculine and still aesthetic.

It's really easy and I saw lots of people commented that they wished there was a tutorial on the blog I copied it from. Maybe I'll make my own tutorial for it...keep your eye out!

See you next time!


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