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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.

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.

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?

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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