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a few last minute gifts…

I did decide they had to be made.  I was thinking I would just say, done, no more present making.  But then I changed my mind, of course, I had to. 

 Just a couple zippy wallets for some great teachers. 
I always try and make useful things as gifts, and I’m sure these will get used, and perhaps be pretty and bring a little smile to some one’s face.
I forgot to thank all of you who stopped and left such nice comments on my deep thoughts post before Christmas.  I was glad to put it out there, just want everyone to know that sometimes things seem perfect, but they’re mostly just carefully edited for maximum enjoyment. ♥

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20 Responses to a few last minute gifts…

  1. tinajo 12.29.2010 at 9:25 am #

    These are gorgeous – I´m sure they loved them! :-)

  2. amy 12.29.2010 at 9:40 am #

    I love this pattern! So cute and useful! Now I may have to make a few!!!

  3. Jacqueline 12.29.2010 at 9:49 am #

    so cute! I wish I could whip those up quickly and make them look that nice. what kind of fabric is the main fabric? I like it.

  4. la.daridari 12.29.2010 at 9:52 am #

    simply wonderful and useful!

  5. Suzanne 12.29.2010 at 9:53 am #

    Love all your ideas, but your clutches are all fabulous!

  6. Fiona 12.29.2010 at 10:02 am #

    They’re gorgeous and I’m sure were a hit with the recipients.

  7. Cold Oatmeal and Purple Cows 12.29.2010 at 10:45 am #

    What a wonderful gift. Anyone would be thrilled to open a package and find one of these beauties!

  8. Larissa 12.29.2010 at 10:49 am #

    Adorable, as always! I made one of your gathered clutches for Little Man’s teacher. She loved it. I have to put this on my next years to do…by then I will have mastered the zipper!!!

  9. jessica 12.29.2010 at 11:57 am #

    SO CUTE!
    I’m a teacher, and I would have LOVED to get something like this! Trust me, I’m sure they were loved :)

  10. Megan 12.29.2010 at 12:19 pm #

    These are so great! definitely on my list of things to make in 2011. Also just wanted to say thanks for sharing so much with all of us here in blogland. it never ceases to amaze me how generous sewists and crafters are with their knowledge/tutorials/encouragement. It is very much appreciated!

  11. Anonymous 12.29.2010 at 12:37 pm #

    These were a popular gift at my house too. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern – it’s the first one I ever did with a zipper and I just love how cute they turn out. Happy New Year :)

  12. Miss Sews-it-all 12.29.2010 at 12:46 pm #

    Cuuuuute! Wish I was on your gift list this year!

  13. Melissa 12.29.2010 at 12:56 pm #

    Those are so beautiful. You have got such a great eye of mixing fabrics! I always love to see what you come up with!

  14. Cate 12.29.2010 at 4:02 pm #

    I did bookmark a couple of your tutorials (including this one) to make as xmas pressies…but alas…perhaps I should make a few to set aside in anticipation of when I run out of time again next xmas :-)

  15. Anne 12.29.2010 at 4:08 pm #

    These are beautiful. You are one talented lady.
    Anne xx

  16. Vanessa 12.29.2010 at 6:23 pm #

    ah, the zippy wallet-one of my fav patterns! i bet they will be loved.

    “carefully edited for maximum enjoyment”. . . that needs to go on a t-shirt or something :)

  17. Cary 12.29.2010 at 7:18 pm #

    I’m a teacher, and I know I would love receiving one of these wallets. They are so cute! I’ve been wanting to make something like this, and have a few days before school starts again. I think I hear the sewing machine calling my name! :)

  18. Sarah R 12.30.2010 at 12:04 pm #

    You make THE coolest stuff! I love it. And OMG, you are so Type A, it isn’t even funny. It just shines through your perfect work and even the photography of it!

  19. Emily Elizabeth 12.30.2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Little zip pouches are such great fun. I swore up and down that I wouldn’t be sewing any presents this year, but I broke that promise to myself as well!

  20. online florist 06.11.2013 at 3:17 am #

    This is so cool. I am such a huge fan of their work. I really am impressed with how much you have worked to make this website so enjoyable

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