Friday, September 6, 2013

Finish It Up Friday :: Swaps and Gifts

Happy Friday everyone! I've been finding time to sew at night this week after the kiddo has gone to sleep as my dear husband has been out of town for work. When he's home I'm more likely to be found hanging out on couch with him, which is wonderful but not nearly as productive - said with love honey! ;-)
Amanda from Westwood Acres was kind enough to send me some crayons I fell in love with and couldn't find locally, so I told her I would swap her for something fun. I know she can make anything and has loads of fabric at her fingertips so I thought something for her sweet little girl might do the trick.
This was made from the free mini messenger bag tutorial over at Zaaberry - always goes together quickly and makes a great toddler gift.
Then I *finally* made some baskets for a friend with a new baby - was supposed to be for a "baby shower in a box" as she moved away but the baby has already arrived! Whoops!
Better late than never right? So these will be winging their way to the west coast next week and I was pretty pleased with how they turned out. You can find the pattern here on etsy. Also the yellow chevron lining was from Stash Fabrics and she's having a big inventory reduction sale :-)
These have Pellon 70 (Peltex) and Fusible Fleece 987F with made them kind of puffy and a bear to turn but very sturdy. Next go round I might try fusible fleece on the exterior and just a mid-weight fusible on the lining to compare. Over all this was a fairly quick sew and I can see using them for holiday gifts and teacher gifts.

Have a good weekend everyone and thanks for stopping by :-)

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday.


  1. Both finishes are lovely- and tha hidden hello kitty in the bag is so much fun!

  2. Lovely finishes. The bag is so sweet!

  3. I love the messenger bag. I think I am going to make a couple of those this weekend. Thank you for the idea!

  4. Everything is so cute. I've been meaning to make baskets myself.


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