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Crossbody Tote

I had made Noodle-Head’s Summer Madras Tote a few years ago for myself but neglected to take any photos.  My friend had saw it hot off the machine and asked me to make one for her.  I started looking for fabric that week, however, about a year later was when she finally received it.  I’m so slow.

I had all the pieces cut and started putting them together but I remembered how to sew it together wrong and just gave up.  When I finally went back to work on it, I finished it within a few days.  I don’t know what’s wrong with my brain but if something is not right, it takes me a while to get over my timidness and just do it. Because when I do, I realize that it usually isn’t as hard as I was making.  Also, bonus points to those that can name which episode of GG I was watching at the time.
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The is the inside.  There’s a zipper pocket and two slip pockets, with a magnetic snap closure.  The strap is adjustable and sewn on the outside of the tote.
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The black is a twill from the now closed Hancock Fabrics, the purple with silver dots is from Joann Craft Store, the interfacing is a cotton duck canvas from Joann Craft Store as well.  The magnetic closure and adjustable strap hardware are from an Etsy store.

Sorry for the blurry photos, I didn’t realize how blurry they were until I saw them as I was writing this post.

Mixing It Up

An instagram friend announced she was having a baby in May 2015 and I just had to make a blanket for her little girl. I wanted to make one that was super comfy and that could use up some scraps.

I had purchased this coral chevron for another project that was never made.  The pink flannel was used to make some aprons for an old co-worker’s family members.  The pink and purple plaid was purchased to make a toddler nightgown but ended up being used to make some shorts for my niece and a friend’s daughters.
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I pieced them together to match the backing that I had purchased to make a toddler nightgown.
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I also made some pacifier holders for her.
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Isn’t that ladybug super cute?  This was pretty fun and I’m so glad that I was able to make something for a friend I made over IG.

Marvel Super Heroes

One of my cousins and her husband LOVE Marvel and DC Comics/Movies/characters.  They even had a Super Hero themed birthday party.  So when she announced that she was pregnant I knew I had to make something with this super cute Marvel Kawaii print.

I decided on making a blanket which shows off the print the best.  Knowing that she was going to have a girl made looking for the accent print hard.  I had gone to Joann’s for an accent print and decided on a bright yellow background with red ladybugs.  It didn’t really go well together but I couldn’t find anything else.  Luckily I looked and looked and looked and found this super cute, very simple, color matching triangle print.  The minky was the same color as the husband’s superhero shirt at his party, and I made sure that she (my cousin) was okay with blue for her daughter.
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Just so you can see the prints better.  Aren’t they so cute!!!
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The completed blanket.
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Since I had some leftover material I also made some burp cloths.
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And door closure covers.  The elastic wraps around the knobs and covers the tab thing so that as you open and close the door, there’s no noise to wake up the baby.
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I also made these pacifier holders.
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I had a great time making these items.  The blanket was based off measurements of the minky that I had in my stash, the burp cloths were based off the measurements of the scrap pieces, the door closure covers were based off eyeball measuring of a random door in my house, and the pacifier holders measurements were taken from Make It – Love It.

Paperwhite Zipper Bag

My mom bought herself an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite a while ago but was just carrying it around without a case.  When she came out to visit us in February 2016, she asked if I could make her a carrying case to protect it.

Since I have a huge fabric stash, I let her pick out a few prints and this is what she came up with.  She enjoys Mary Englebreit designs so when I saw this print at Hobby Lobby I snatched up a few yards.
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This red and white polka dot worked well with the ME print.
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As you can see, her Kindle fits perfectly.
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I used Noodle-Head’s Gathered Clutch tutorial to make this carrying case.  I think the only thing I change is to make the front piece about five inches longer so that there is more gathers.


In December 2015, my parents had come out a few days to visit before my dad had a business meeting at the strip.  While we were driving around I saw that my dad was carrying all his glasses, I think he has three different ones each with a case, in a plastic bag. So I asked him if he wanted something more sturdy for them.  I had seen a photo somewhere before a zipper bag with a handle on the front side rather than coming up from the sides. I know it sounds confusing but you’ll see what I’m talking about in a bit.

So I had some leftover fabric from his Christmas gift to make this zipper bag for his birthday.  It’s called Roam from Hawthorne Threads.  It’s one of their in-house prints that is digitally printed.  It’s gorgeous!

Oops..before I get ahead of myself, here is his Christmas gift.  He wanted a trash bag for his car. I used Pellon Matte Vinyl Fuse to make it water-resistant and easily wipeable.  img_20151107_163338

He’s always liked horses but recently he’s said that he also likes buffalo’s so that’s why I went with this print.  I liked how the top looks like the sky with the buffalo roaming and the yellow strap is like the sun.  On the interior is the cloud print at top and the feathers you see above.
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Here’s the zipper bag I was started talking about above. I put some scraps together to make this bag.  I ended up messing up a little.  I had imagined the feathers print to be next to each other on the left, however, when I was piecing it I didn’t plan correctly and ended up with the feathers on the left side of both sides.img_20151219_191432

You can’t really tell in the picture above but in the one below you can see that on the other side of the feathers it’s the blue roaming one.  Also, here’s what I was talking about the handle being on the front side rather than on the sides.
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I didn’t measure any of his cases so it’s a good thing they fit well.  I actually had a lot of fun making this bag because it was the first piecing/topstitching pieces I’d ever done.  It was a little stressful because I didn’t want to mess up with topstitching but then I remembered that my dad would love it no matter what.  haha. So then I felt better and just went with it.  The stitching is probably the straightest I’d made thus far.


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