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Baby Blanket + Wet Bag

My cousin had a baby boy last year and for his gift, I made him a blanket. Similar to his cousin’s but with dinosaurs. His mom’s baby shower was themed with dinosaurs. I found these really cute dino prints that weren’t too baby and that coordinating hexagon print had the perfect colors.

All sewn up!

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The light blue minky is the backing.

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I also made these single layer wet bags. I found this cute dino print in the baby section near the cloth diaper materials.

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I included two books that were on their registry and one Berenstain book dino themed. I love handmade gifts. =)

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Red Rock Canyon

In January 2017, my bro-M and sil-S came to visit for a few days. One of the places they wanted to see was the Red Rock Canyon. We hadn’t seen it yet so it was nice to get out and experience something new. The trail is a bit long but there are great sights to behold.

I made Paul take a selfie…hahaha!

bro-M and sil-S.

It is very pretty and there are quite a few hikes you can take that start within the canyon. People also bike the trail you drive. #motivated <—i am not. lol!

Disneyland

In September 2015 I went to Disneyland twice in two weeks.  It was the first time I’d been in a few years so it was nice to be able to go twice.

The first day, I went earlier in the day with my cousin-L and sil-S.
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Then later in the day, bro-M and sil-S’s cousin joined us.
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Then the following week I went with Paul, my MIL, and niece-R.
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When we came back home from Cali, I sewed this small zipper bag.  I was playing around a bit, trying new techniques.  I used a metal zipper and some bias tape to cover the edges.
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I think it turned out pretty cute.
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Just thought I’d add some sewing pictures into every post.  Haha!

Halloween Candy Bags

I went fabric shopping with my sil-S to look for some prints for her stand mixer cover.  While I was looking around I saw this super cute print and thought it would be so fun to make a candy bag for my nieces for Halloween.

Thankfully I already had some experience in making simple lined totes like this so I was able to whip them up in just a few days.

This was for the nieces.
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This cute candy corn was on the inside.
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Aren’t they the cutest?  My third niece-K is not pictured but she got a bag too.

After I got the niece’s fabric cut, I realized that the nephew’s probably would like them too.  So I looked for some fabric for them.  My oldest nephew-B is a bit older and the cutesy print probably wouldn’t be his cup of tea.  I found this print that was a bit more mature and made him a drawstring bag.  The design was based off the fishing drawstring bag, just larger measurements.
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A few detail shots.

I had bought the orange print from the same fabric store and was planning on just making it unlined.  But ultimately decided that it would last longer and look better if there was a lining.  Luckily I was going to Joann Fabric anyway and quickly looked around for something.  All I could find was orange and black.  Then I stumbled upon this white with black triangles and it was perfect.
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I even had enough fabric to make a third bag so I reversed the prints with the white on the exterior and the orange on the interior for my sil-S.  She’s so lucky!

These were fun, nice, and quick projects.  And hopefully they’ll last for several Halloweens to come.

Stich me a Divided Basket

My SIL-J turned 30 last year (2016).  I wanted to get her something special for her birthday since it was a big birthday.  My plan was to make this Noodlehead Divided Basket and then fill it with tons of Trader Joe’s snacks and a gift cert for Sugarfina.  (She’s a snacker and she loves Sugarfina – a high-end candy store.)

Here is the basket.  I used the Stitch print for the interior and for the exterior I found this cute vintage-ish romantic print from Hobby Lobby.  I used the Stitch print as accents on the exterior.
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A shot of the interior.  I’m not sure if i sewed it wrong but it didn’t all line up as easily as it should have.  We’ll just have to wait and see how the next one comes out.
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I’m still happy with it.  I ended up not giving the gift cert to Sugarfina.  My bro-D said not to get it because they had just thrown away a whole bunch of candy the week prior.  I went back and forth and ended up going to get a cert anyway.  But when I got there, they didn’t even have gift certificates/cards to purchase and the salespeople were not helpful and they were pretty rude.  Personally I would not go back there again.

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