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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.

Snuggie – the third version

This is my third attempt at making a snuggie.  This time it was for my bro-M, sil-S’s hubby.  Remember her Kerokerokeroppi one?  This one included a hoodie and a zipper in front.
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I posted this teaser shot on instagram while I was making it
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I don’t have a pattern for this thing and went based off things I had already learned.  I took a few pictures of me wearing it so that I could see how it was turning out. The hood and zipper looked pretty good.  I was happy with how it was turning out.
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A side shot so I could see how it was laying from the side.
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A shot of the back so I could make sure the hood was laying right.  Doesn’t this look good as a vest snuggie too?  Also, side note, I miss my long hair.
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For preservation purposes, I wanted to make sure I noted how I sewed the zipper.
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I’m not a fan of matching things when it comes to my garments but so many garment makers are so I thought that I’d document my awesome accidental matching skills!  Well, sort of accidental matching skills.  Haha!
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A closep up of the hood because I’m just so happy about it.
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The front and back of this snuggie.

Earlier this year (2017) my bro-M and SIL-S came to visit us.  SIL-S had requested I put a zipper in her snuggie and I offered to shorten her sleeves too.  Then I made the three of them stand together so I could get a photo of all the snuggies I’ve made.  DH’s was first, SIL-S’s was second, and bro-M’s was third.  Hopefully they’ll just keep getting better!
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Aren’t they good sports?  =)

Blousy Bloomers aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y siete

In the year 2016 I had a handmade (mostly) gifting year.  I searched high and low for things to make as gifts for the young ones all the way to the not so young ones.

These bloomers were too cute to pass up for the young ones.  My youngest niece-K, turned a year old this past October.  These bloomers were made for her.IMG_8540-1024x688
Source: Sew Caroline via Tricia on Pinterest

I had some of this April Rhodes Cotton Lawn in Tomahawk print leftover from my not-yet-made Grainline Studio Lakeside PJ’s.  I thought it would so cute and could go with many colors.  I can see this being paired with a pink shirt, blue shirt, purple shirt, even a green shirt.
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My SIL-J loves Stitch so I had to make some out of this print!
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She really likes this print too so I made two in this print, size 12 months and size 18 months.
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My niece-K is on the smaller side and thought these flannel ones would be good for winter.  These would be so cute with some white tights underneath.
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This is also flannel.  I think these would be super cute with pink, purple, white, even black tights.
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I packaged them up like this with a tag stating the size.
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This pattern was super easy to follow and very fun and easy to make.  I know some babies being born soon so maybe I’ll go make some for them.

What are some other ways you would pair these bloomers?

Senna Dress

My extended family had plans to take photos with a color scheme of reds, pinks, purples, and blues.  Of course I didn’t have anything to wear so I looked through, Indie Sew, my go-to pattern shop, and found the Senna Dress.  I read the one review and was sold!senna-dress

I was worried about what kind of material to use which is why I had hesitated so much prior to going for it this time.  I liked that I had some Art Gallery Fabric knit, which is what Priscilla used, on hand and that the solid was just a plain jersey.

I went to Joann with my fabric in hand to find the perfect shade of solid pink knit.  I couldn’t find what I was looking for.  The only color I could find to match was white.  I DID NOT want to wear white.  I wanted a pink or purple, even a blue would have been fine.  Luckily there is a Hobby Lobby across the way from Joann that sells fabric.  And luckily they had THE EXACT color I was looking for!
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I just LOVE the scrunchiness of the skirt!

I got home, put the fabric in the wash, and started taping and cutting out my pattern.  As soon as the pink was washed and dried, you bet I had everything all cut out and ready for sewing.
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The neckband was sewn on different than I was used to but it worked well.  I just love how the neckband pops off the shirt.

Basically, you sew a skirt and a top and then attach them together and you have a dress.  The sleeve is super easy as it is part of the top and you just hem to finish.  I opted for the scoop neck finish for the front, although, as the dress will fit both ways, I can always have the crew in the front and the scoop in the back.
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I don’t have any of the official family photos that were taken but here is one of me and my hubby.
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I didn’t hem the bottom but you can’t really tell since I just folded it under.  The dress is very comfortable and bright, thanks to my choice of colors.  The pattern was written well and the pieces came together very quickly.  There is also an option for the dress to be a two piece with the top being a crop top.

Car Caddy aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y cinco

This caught my eye as I was looking for things to make for little boys.  I wanted something small and fun that they could carry around with them.
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Source: Smart Schoolhouse via Tricia on Pinterest

My newphew-B2 loves Star Wars.  So I knew I wanted to make him a Star Wars themed caddy.  When I went to look for cars, all I could find was actual Tie Fighter, etc shaped toys and wasn’t sure how to make that work.  Then I went down the next aisle where the Hot Wheels are and wha-la!  I found what I was looking for!!  I posted this photo on my Instagram and my nephew-B2 saw it and told his mom to buy that for him.  Haha!
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I followed the tutorial on Smart School House.  Here is my inside altogether just making sure that the cars fit.
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And here it is all done!  I went with this blue Star Wars print as the “road” since they’re in space, even though cars are what I provided.  This was for my nephew-B2’s 2016 birthday.  Then for Christmas 2016 I gave him two more cars to fill the other spaces.
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This is what it looks like all rolled up.20160619_081919 - Copy

From the top you can still see the cars.
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This is a different caddy that I made for a friend’s kid for Christmas 2016.  For his birthday 2017 he got two more cars.
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My OH neighbor-L loves construction trucks so I made one for him using construction trucks for Christmas 2016.
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These were pretty fun and easy to make.  They make great gifts, even for girls if you could find something girly.  =)

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