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Fabric Basket

When I saw this tutorial, I knew I had to make one – immediately.  And just for fun, I decided to make two, why not?!  I was able to use up some super cute scraps from this quilt.  I loved the fabrics and since I sent the quilt away as a gift, I could still have a little something to remember it by. 

I’m sure you’ve already visited the Pink Penguin blog by now, she’s so talented.  I love all of the vintage fabrics she uses.  The tutorial was very easy to follow and the pictures are lovely.  I didn’t have any linen at the time, so I used canvas instead – same effect I think.  Right now they are sitting in my sewing room holding some miscelaneous junk, waiting for the ‘appropriate’ place. 

I think next on my list to try would definitely be the camera case, a gift for Christmas for someone special!

Oh and by the way, there was a monster lurking near my ironing board this morning…rarrr!

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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…