Friday, December 30, 2011

Holiday Making

Here are the last of my holiday making photo's - I'm happy to finally be able to share and thrilled to report that all gifts were extremely well received! Is there any bigger bummer than a lukewarm reception to something you've hand made? Not for me.

So this first bag is the Simple and Chic Tote Pattern from Sweet Pea Patterns made up in an Echino print that says (screams really) my sister's name - she said the same thing when she opened it. I lined it in some hot pink Kona and added a fussy cut Echino pocket on the inside.

All the Sweet Pea patterns I've made have been incredibly well written that following them has been a breeze.

What was supposed to be a new camera bag for the hubs with Aboriginal fabric for his upcoming Australia trip - this was bag version C from Elizabeth Hartman's Perfect Zip Bags Pattern. It turned out a little tall for a camera bag, next time I would probably cut the height in half if I was making (attempting) another camera bag. When I first made this pattern I though the way she designed the zipper tabs was incredibly fussy but since the bags have the best looking corners I've ever made I am a complete convert.

Finally, a pin tuck clutch for my sister-in-law. The lining on this is a really pretty deep red Koan and I found a cozy scarf in the exact same color, so it made a nice set. This project came from the book 1,2,3 Sew by Ellen Baker - a book full of well designed projects.

Hopefully your thoughtfully made gifts went over as well as mine :-)

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