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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.

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.

Lunchy Lunch aka Pinspiration numero – sesenta y seis

I was looking around for things to make for Birthdays and Christmas last year and found this lunch bag.  I remembered that my SIL-C had been looking for a new one since her Thirty-One one snagged a while ago.  lunch-bag-129-sewmamasew
Source: Rebecca Mae Designs via Tricia on Pinterest

I thought I took more photos of the process of making the lunch bag but I guess I didn’t.  This is the only one that I have.
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Here it is all finished!!
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A photo of the inside.  I wanted to show the inside because I used Pellon’s Vinyl Fuse on the quilting cotton to make it wipeable.
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There are pockets on the outside.
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The exterior is a Cotton & Steel Canvas, Metallic Arrows Green, that I’ve had in my stash for a while now.  I got it on sale from Craftsy.  The grey is a Linen from Joann’s.  The interior is a quilting cotton from Riley Blake, Geekly Chic Cassette Tapes Music Retro on White, and the batting is Insul-Bright.  Insul-Bright is a material that keeps things cold or keeps things warm.
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I was a tad bit intimidated to make this lunch bag.  It has a few techniques that I had not tried before but the tutorial was very well written and sewing this lunch bag was a breeze.

My SIL-C even gave me some feedback saying that it works perfectly and fits all her lunch containers.  It even fits her pill box perfectly, which the other one did not.  So thumbs up all around!!

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