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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!

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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.

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?

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