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Gift for friends

I’m sending out gifts to a couple friends of mine tomorrow, thought I’d share what’s inside:

This is a diaper keeper (you’ve seen this fabric before ;)).  I love this idea, my diaper bag will never be the same without one.  I think it’s so useful and keeps the diapers just how they’re supposed to be, not all smooshed and full of crumbs at the bottom of the bag.  Yay!  Whoever came up with this idea is pretty cool in my book.  I used this tutorial, it’s really great, lots of great photos and well explained.  This tutorial was one of the first tutorials I ever used.  Hope baby Parker’s mom & dad can get a little use out of it!

My second gift I’m sending out is a make-up bag (with my favorite fabric so far), to my dear friend Toni.  She’s been a great friend to me, and we had some fun times back in college.  Hope you had a great birthday Toni!

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Fleece Hat – Camo Style

My mom commissioned me to make this hat (haha mom, if you’re reading this you can get a sneak peak) for a co-worker’s baby boy.  The dad likes all things hunting and camo, so here you go!  A camouflage hat!  This hat was beyond simple and quick to make, maybe 15 mintues tops.  I highly recommend Martha’s instructions, plus she gives a ton of variations to try.  I made these before about 7 years ago for my cousin’s daughters.  I guess I’ve been sewing longer than I thought. Anyway, hope it keeps him warm and cozy…

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Trick-or-Treat Bag

I was pretty excited to makes these for the girls.  I figured they’d be able to get quite a bit of use out of a nice trick-or-treat bag.  I made one for each so far, Natalie’s isn’t quite finished yet.  Here’s Emily’s bag:

I used this tote tutorial to make both of the bags, it was pretty straightforward and I liked how they came together.  I thought it looked a little too simple after the bag was done, so I did some freezer paper stenciling and added the scary cat!  I embroidered the eyes with some orange embroidery thread to make the thing look even more menacing, meeoow! (Hopefully Emily doesn’t think it’s too scary)

Here she is in her fall dress that I made her earlier this fall.

Oh, yeah, and I’m super excited for tomorrow because I’m going to one of my favorite fabric shops, Yellow Bird Art, in Lansing, IA.  It’s worth the drive and I’m excited to see what they’ve done with the place since they remodeled.  There’s a huge sale going on ($3 off per yard on all cotton fabrics!), which I can’t resist.  Hope I come home with a bunch of goodies, somehow I know I will – wink wink.