Friday, January 8, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday, it's back!!

These are the only pictures of sewing projects that i made this Christmas. And right off the bat i have to admit that they almost were not photographed...that is why these pictures are so bad. i took them in a dark room right before i wrapped them to give them to their new owners. Sorry.

This first little pouch was for one of my nieces. How about that fancy fabric flea market fancy lovers? i hesitated a little when i took it out of the fabric closet, same with the wallet below, but then i told myself, "self, why do you have all this nice fabric if you are not going to use it?"...clearly i made sense to myself and so i went for it. It was the first time i did a zipper and it is not a experience i want to have again anytime soon. I needed a little husband hand holding for for this project.
This little wallet was made for my nephews girlfriend. We see her a lot while we are there visiting and i did not want to leave her out of the gift giving. After the fact i added on a snap so she could actually close it. More flea market fancy, people!!!
Last was made for my sister. It is a mini quilt/wall hanging...a teaser of sorts. See, it is all made from fabrics she chose for a quilt that i am working on making for her. I used amandajeans at crazy mom quilts...can we all pause here for a moment of silence, and mourn a little that she is no longer posting...ok so this was made with her ticker tape quilt tutorial. It was fun. I did not have time to wash this, but am sure that it will look better once it is.
I guess i work really well under pressure. I was not planning on making things this Christmas. I did not think i had the time, but at the last minute, i think the night before we left for my sisters, i sat down and made all of these plus a rice bag warmer...tutorial by v and co(oops no pictures). I am happy to say that everyone liked the gifts. Now hurry over to Amylouwho's and see what gifts everyone else made and gave this Christmas...and then tell them what a great job they did!!!
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25 comments:

Beth said...

Those are cute! I just dusted off my own sewing machine yesterday, but I have no fabric and not even a fabric store in town! Denver's the closest....stinks :)

Kim D. said...

Good Job on the bags and nice quilt.

ktquilts said...

Really enjoyed seeing your finishes!!

Blessings,
KT

SueWis said...

Wow, you were busy! Very very nice projects. :)

Dee said...

way too cute not to come live at my house in my pockets and carry 'rounds!

Great finishes!

Colleen said...

They were great gifts! Thank you, sister!

Sew It UP! said...

Love the wallet! It would make a wonderful tweeny party gift.

angela said...

Nice use of that FMF. And I love the idea of a ticker tape mini before the full quilt is done! Or even just to go along at the end. Very cool!

beth said...

You made some great gifts. I work well under pressure too. :)

Suzanne said...

Cute stuff! I love little projects and your little teaser quilt is a great idea!

Emily said...

Very cute! I love them all. I've never owned any FMF, but if I did, I know it would be hard to use :)

Lesly said...

Look at all those finishes - great work!

MaryMary said...

How you can finish something every
friday boggles my poor non-sewing mind. Great job!

Karen said...

I love your purse and wallet. Very cute. I have a ticker tap equilt on my 'to-do' list.

She sews and scraps said...

You are totally inspiring me to make some little wallets!
I have that ticket tape quilt on my list (for one of these days!) I LOVE yours!

Vicki said...

great gifts! Your zipper pouch looks awesome.

Sara said...

It is such fun seeing everyone's finishes...I like the little wallets - I don't do zippers - so that leaves out a bunch of stuff!! :)

Val Miller said...

Hey .. me again .. I don't know how to just respond to your sweet comments on my blog, so I figured that this would work = AND = I get to see more great stuff. This whole blog thing is sooo much fun! I don't know yet what I won in the giveaway, just that it's on it's way. Check back in a week or two?? Things take a long time to get to Canada!!

Brown Family Blog said...

your stitching looks great on those pouches! Beautimous!

KQuiltyBee said...

Nice work--I'd take any one of these gifts!

Heather said...

What great gifts! I'll bet they were all a big hit! :o)

Rene' said...

Great gifts you made with your beautiful fabric. So nice of you to part with it ;-)) I know it can be hard at times. Love the ticker tape quilt. I just started a little one. Thanks for sharing.

twin fibers said...

ok, I love that you are using the FMF fabrics! I think they are much better made into something rather than sitting in a closet! The gifts all look so nice, I'm sure everyone appreciated them very much!

Lauren said...

I am glad you got to take some pictures of the gifts you made! unlike me, I'll remember for next year, I just got too excited!! The coin purses are so cute. I think the zipper looks great, you should try again, I was scared of zippers for too long and now that I have done about 30 I don't even think twice about it!

Catherine said...

Love these cute little purses. I now need to make on to match a bag I've just finished. So cute!

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