Maybe you’re wondering what being “green” and being crafty have to do with one another (or maybe it’s obvious to you!) … well for me, one of the benefits of having some craft skills (thanks, Mom!) is being able to make things I would otherwise buy. I still have to buy the materials, but usually it costs less, and if not, I at lease get the pleasure of making it and seeing my craftsmanship. It also is a fun way to give gifts for me!
Here’s a project I made recently– a pretty checkbook cover. I also made a similar one (different fabrics) for my mom for Mother’s Day. I got the tutorial from a fun blogger, Kristine, here. She has a link to her tutorials on the right, under her cute little-girl picture. I found her by way of Sew, Mama, Sew, an awesome reference for sewing.