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The Memory Game aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y nueve

Do you remember playing the memory game? I remember playing with cards like the ones you use to play Old Maid.  But I saw this handmade fabric memory game and thought that would be fun.
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Source: Begin with B via Tricia on Pinterest

I bought some fabric and started fussy cutting and came up with these.
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My friend-A’s daughter is who I made these for LOVES Thor. So I took this photo to send to her.
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Here they are all done!
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The backing is the same on all of them.
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I made a small pouch to hold the cards.
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Here they are all squished in!
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This project actually went by pretty quickly.  The hardest part was the fussy cutting because I had to make sure that each piece was exactly the same.

The other thing is that I made this for a two year old and her mom was telling me that she’s probably too young for a game like this.  What age would this game appropriate for so I know in the future. I’d like to make it again for someone but I’ll have to make sure it’s age appropriate.

Convert me aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y ocho

As I was perusing Pinterest last year I saw this convertible tote and knew I had to make it!  It was just super neat and didn’t look too hard to make.
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Source: Nap-Time Creations via Tricia on Pinterest

One of my friends hearts Rifle Paper Co and when they came out with their first fabric line with Cotton & Steel, I immediately wanted to make something for her using this awesome print!  I didn’t know what to make until I saw the convertible tote.

I had all my materials.  I even had a few extra, such as these zippers.  I didn’t know which color to use.  My first instinct was to go with orange but wasn’t sure so I asked my friends hubby.  His response was the best. EVER.  It didn’t help.  Paul suggested that I just post it on IG and see what my friend said.  Thankfully I listened to him and did just that.  She confirmed my instinct.
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Once I got the color of the zipper down, my brain let me move forward.  Here is the construction of the exterior pockets.  I just LOVE those flamingos!
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Here is the front all finished! I used these cities cause I thought my friend had been to all three of them.  Turns out she’s just been to Paris.  Oh well.
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The interior slip, gusseted pockets.  So many new techniques!!
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The exterior all constucted!!

Here it is all finished!  I just like to try things on and see how they work before I part with them.  =)

As a purse!
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As a backpack!
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I love the detail of the straps!  I used the selvage of this print.  Rifle Paper Co did a great job making their selvage so cute!!!
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A shot of the interior!
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Isn’t that orange double zipper just amazing!!  I love it!  And the technique used to insert the zipper was awesome!  I can’t wait to use the zipper insertion technique again!  It was so fun!
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One last photo of the purse/backpack convertible awesomeness!

I had tons of fun making this tote.  It stretched me a lot a sewist because the fabric was thicker, the zipper insertion, attaching the exterior pockets, and creating the selvage straps were all things I hadn’t done before.  But I’m so glad that I didn’t let those things freak me out.

Poolside Tote

I used to sell Thirty-One when we lived in Alabama. I even sold it for a few months after we moved to Ohio. Shortly after though, I stopped since I wasn’t getting any sales and I wasn’t a fan of their products.

When we moved to Nevada, we found out that we had some Alabama friends stationed here. Thank goodness!!! We were hanging out once and my friend had asked if I still sold Thirty-One or if I knew anyone that sold. I asked her what she was looking to purchase and she said she needed a tote for towels and whatnots. I told her that I could make one for her.

I showed her a few options and Noodlehead’s Poolside Tote was the winner.
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After I cut out the pieces I took a photo and posted it on Instagram. Doesn’t it look great?
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The inside. Didn’t she pick out great prints?
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I hung it on my ironing board to show how big it is.
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A close up of the interior. I just love that small hook.
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Isn’t it just so cute?
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A small fishy that I had to show a close up. He’s so stinking cute!
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All completed!
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This tote ended up being pretty easy and quick to sew together.  I was a little worried that I would have a hard time because the pieces are so weirdly shaped.  It was fun and I can’t wait to make another one.

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.  =)

Gingham or Buffalo Check? aka Pinspiration numero -sesenta y cuatro

Just like the blogger says in her post about this pattern, I have no idea which is the correct term.  Is it Buffalo Check or Gingham?  Either way, this look has been catching my eye and when I saw this on pinterest I knew I had to make one.
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Source: Cluck Cluck Sew via Tricia on Pinterest

I had bought this cute print in charm squares and cake layers but didn’t know what to do with it.  So when I saw the above pattern, I thought it would be perfect.

I love the all the colors! This is the front.
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This is the back.  I wanted to incorporate the cake layers in somehow and thought that it showed more of the print this way.
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For the middle, I used a yellow fleece that I had in my stash.  The color shows through a bit under the white pieces but because there is yellow in the prints I felt that it worked well.
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I don’t remember the name of the print or the designer but I got these from Massdrop a while ago.

Regardless of what the correct name of the pattern is I really like it and want to make more.  I don’t know if I like the solid color look, first photo, or the print look, shown above.

What do you think is the correct name and which look do you like better?

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