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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.

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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?  =)

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.

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