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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.
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Christmas Tree Skirt

I know, I know, Christmas already?  Yes!  I saw this Christmas tree skirt tutorial maybe a month ago and knew I had to make one for myself.  Remember this pile of fabrics at the bottom of the post? It’s Heather Bailey’s Pop Garden.  I love that it’s not the traditional Christmas colors.   I bought 1 1/2 yard cuts of four prints and I’ll have enough to make stockings, maybe some dish towels, some potholders, ooo I can’t wait.  Don’t worry, I also have a couple Halloween goodies to show, but that’ll have to wait for another day – just have some finishing touches!