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Old 12-09-2012, 05:59 PM   #2086
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Funny enough she has never used a pacifier (it has been around for ages just in case lol) but her brother shoved it at her today and she was taken with it.



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Funny enough she has never used a pacifier (it has been around for ages just in case lol) but her brother shoved it at her today and she was taken with it.



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The outfit looks even better when modelled!

Since it has a while since I shared pictures of my projects, here are a few things I worked on the last little while:

Jewellery rolls for a Give:


Jewellery rolls for another Give:


Jewellery roll for a third Give:


(can you see a trend?)

And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:


Close up of the applique (thanks Heather!)


I also made a growth chart as a baby gift (they already have 2 other children so I thought it would be used by all children):


I finished my Advent calendar last week (only a few days into Advent) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also made an apron as a gift but I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

I had a busy day yesterday - we had a Christmas cookie baking party at our place. This started out as a simple request from DH's sister-in-law as she wanted to learn how to make cookies. Then my mother-in-law thought it would be a great idea to have the women get together to bake all the cookies for Christmas at the same time. Since I had the fancy kitchen gadgets (like my trusty Kitchenaid mixer), it ended up at our place. We made lots of cookies but of course I had to do the clean up after too. At least the kitchen is no longer a disaster zone now!
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I see that you got your questions about this answered. How did things go with the patchwork skirt?
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I'm still working on it. My mom is doing the ruffle for me now since we had to use her machine to do it. I really hope my ruffler gets here soon. After that next up is assembling the patchwork.

I was just having a dumb moment and wasn't figuring out to just make the number of small patchwork pieces i needed based on size. Very dumb moment. I saved myself a lot of time and work and material by turning my brain to smart mode. lol
I'm glad that you got it figured out and were able to start working on it. I love having a ruffler. It does make things go a lot faster when you have to make a lot of ruffles (which I don't enjoy making).



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I pray your husband will recover quickly and will get to enjoy this special time with your family. I am sure it is difficult and stressful to have a surgery on top of a holiday!
We've had to adjust holidays before and the kids are ok with it. I made latkes last night and the kids got to open presents. We'll just play it by ear for the next couple of days.

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That turned out great and your little one is adorable! Glad you were able to make it all on your own.

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Jewellery rolls for a Give:


Jewellery rolls for another Give:


Jewellery roll for a third Give:


(can you see a trend?)

And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:



I also made a growth chart as a baby gift (they already have 2 other children so I thought it would be used by all children):
All your projects look great! They turned out really well. I've never made a jewelry roll before. Do you just roll your jewelry up inside of it to keep it from getting tangled?

Your bowling shirts turned out fabulous! And the growth chart is a great baby gift. I had a growth chart for each of my girls and they are still hanging up in their rooms. It is fun to look at them and see how tiny they used to be.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #2090
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I dont know how to do the multiquote yet. I will have to look into how to do that but I want to say that I love both the FINDING NEMO Shirts and the CHEF MICKEY Bowling shirts. It is great to get ideas for my boys. I guess I need to learn to do buttonholes mkY machine has the capability but since my machine did not come with a manual and I have been using one for a similar style machine some stuff is hit or miss in being included.

The big give jewelry rolls are very nice and I am sure at this point you can do them in your sleep! It is great that you are contributing to such a good cause

Thanks for the compliments on my model/DD and it really does make a difference seeing the finished product on people. Fun!
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Been SO BUSY lately. Here are a couple of things I just wrapped up. Still have a couple major projects for Christmas, one of which is a lap quilt 60x60 which I finally finished the top and basted it, but have to quilt and bind it. Also, hosting a christmas party for our twin playgroup so I decided to make all the kids (14 total!) gingerbread aprons. I currently have 2 gingerbread men stitched out... the party is in 10 days. Hoping they go quickly to assemble. I am making them from tea towels so they are mostly hemmed and just need the applique and the straps.

Finished 2 more Hulk sweatshirts, one for each of my boys to match their cousin's I posted last week. All 3 shirts came from the same $6 fleece remnant and about $4-5 of green and black. Love the cost of these!


Made this Avengers throw for my comic-obsessed husband. This was (I was told mistakenly) on the remnant shelf at Hancock so it cost about $6.


I picked up two of these fleece throws at Ikea for $3 each, they were the perfect color for these Agent P throws for my boys. I might add their names on them. Haven't decided. BTW having used other designers, I always LOVE going back to HeatherSue's stuff. I love the eyes on this guy, so great. Still need to stitch out one more for the other kid.


One of my learning my serger projects was making these pillowcases for my boys. I picked up the flannel at Joann for 60% off one day doorbuster, and they LOVE them. As you can see they have taken to sharing a bed. One has a recent terrible fear of monsters and the dark, so sleeping with a buddy seems to help. Could have saved so much money on that 2nd bed. (and they are absolutely using one as a pillow and one as a blanket.)


And Finally, the projects I made for our twin birthday parties this week. These for the 4 year olds:

And these, which look much better in person than this terrible photo, for the 3 year old Chicago Bears fans.


I also made 2 shirts for the big give, and as soon as I have confirmed the family has them I will post them. I am thrilled with how they turned out!
Whew! Now back to my aprons and quilt. And a couple more hoodies from fleece remnants...
You have been very busy. Love the picture of the boys sharing a bed, how cute.

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I ordered my first custom fabric from spoonflower.com recently and it came in today's mail. I LOVE IT. Can you just see the adorable bowling shirts I am gonna be making? (The cow and the bandana fabric I already had.)

I love that you can make your own fabric designs, very cool.



It's pricey per yard, but I think I can stretch it out since it is just going to be sleeves and plackets really. SO excited. That project is going to have to wait until after Christmas though.

Just wanted to share my excitement. Sorry for the photo barrage today.
Looks like fun fabrics to work with, can't wait to see what you end up making!

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I read so much about Hobby Lobby on this thread that I actually drove about 2 hours to go to one a couple years ago. Now there's one about 20 minutes from my house. (I'm glad it's not any closer, it's bad enough having Joann on the way to the grocery store!)

And speaking of fabric, I used the last of it what you sent me



for a Big Give pocket.



No loss. I don't often go there. NY doesn't have any Hancocks. Do you?
I don't go to Hobby Lobby very often, they just don't have as much fabric as Joann's, although most of what they do have is different than Joann's. I am going to make a trip there this afternoon because I am looking for something specific in mind and Joanns didn't have quite what I was looking for.

I love the tote bag!

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One boy said Crush was his favorite, the other Nemo, so it worked out well. I love the way Crush came out though, might be one of my favorite appliques I have done.
Those are great and awesome you could use stuff you already had!!

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I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations for a tote bag pattern that is easy to do and will house at least a 14x14 scrapbook box. I kinda want it to be like a reusable shopping bag I guess, somewhat around that size and depth...

Would appreciate any suggestions
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I have a few bag patterns from Aivilo. She is on you can make this .com and I think she is also on etsy. Also stay tuned to see my huge project I did this weekend, you might get some ideas from that!

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Funny enough she has never used a pacifier (it has been around for ages just in case lol) but her brother shoved it at her today and she was taken with it.



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Great job, you did a fabuous job! It looks great on her and what a cutie she is!

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The outfit looks even better when modelled!

Since it has a while since I shared pictures of my projects, here are a few things I worked on the last little while:

Jewellery rolls for a Give:


Jewellery rolls for another Give:


Jewellery roll for a third Give:


(can you see a trend?)

And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:


Close up of the applique (thanks Heather!)


I also made a growth chart as a baby gift (they already have 2 other children so I thought it would be used by all children):


I finished my Advent calendar last week (only a few days into Advent) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also made an apron as a gift but I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

I had a busy day yesterday - we had a Christmas cookie baking party at our place. This started out as a simple request from DH's sister-in-law as she wanted to learn how to make cookies. Then my mother-in-law thought it would be a great idea to have the women get together to bake all the cookies for Christmas at the same time. Since I had the fancy kitchen gadgets (like my trusty Kitchenaid mixer), it ended up at our place. We made lots of cookies but of course I had to do the clean up after too. At least the kitchen is no longer a disaster zone now!
All the jewlery rolls look great and so do the bowling shirts. What a great idea to make a growth chart, that makes a perfect gift. Would love to see pictures of the Advent calendar you did. I would love to make something advent for next year. How fun to do a cookie party, except for the mess that is. I need to get going on baking, I'm going to have a huge houseful of people staying with me this year so I want to have all my baking done before they get here.

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I dont know how to do the multiquote yet. I will have to look into how to do that but I want to say that I love both the FINDING NEMO Shirts and the CHEF MICKEY Bowling shirts. It is great to get ideas for my boys. I guess I need to learn to do buttonholes mkY machine has the capability but since my machine did not come with a manual and I have been using one for a similar style machine some stuff is hit or miss in being included.

The big give jewelry rolls are very nice and I am sure at this point you can do them in your sleep! It is great that you are contributing to such a good cause

Thanks for the compliments on my model/DD and it really does make a difference seeing the finished product on people. Fun!
Buttonholes can be intimidating but are so easy. Just get a scrap piece of fabric and practice a few.


My sewing machine has been very busy this past week. I had to hide a few of the things the other day so I will everything back out to get pictures and post them later today.
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I am more of a lurker admiring all the wonderful work you creative ladies do. But I thought that this is the perfect place to ask a question:

I have a Brother Innovis 500d and would like to purchase bigger hoops as I only have a 4 x 4 but am not sure where is the best place to get them. Any help would be appreciated.
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The outfit looks even better when modelled!

Since it has a while since I shared pictures of my projects, here are a few things I worked on the last little while:

Jewellery rolls for a Give:


Jewellery rolls for another Give:


Jewellery roll for a third Give:


(can you see a trend?)

And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:


Close up of the applique (thanks Heather!)


I also made a growth chart as a baby gift (they already have 2 other children so I thought it would be used by all children):


I finished my Advent calendar last week (only a few days into Advent) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also made an apron as a gift but I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

I had a busy day yesterday - we had a Christmas cookie baking party at our place. This started out as a simple request from DH's sister-in-law as she wanted to learn how to make cookies. Then my mother-in-law thought it would be a great idea to have the women get together to bake all the cookies for Christmas at the same time. Since I had the fancy kitchen gadgets (like my trusty Kitchenaid mixer), it ended up at our place. We made lots of cookies but of course I had to do the clean up after too. At least the kitchen is no longer a disaster zone now!

Love it all!! But where did you get the pattern for the growth chart!?? It is too cute!

I too, would also like to see a picture of the advent calendar

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I read so much about Hobby Lobby on this thread that I actually drove about 2 hours to go to one a couple years ago. Now there's one about 20 minutes from my house. (I'm glad it's not any closer, it's bad enough having Joann on the way to the grocery store!)

And speaking of fabric, I used the last of it what you sent me



for a Big Give pocket.
Love the bag... and glad you were able to use the fabric. I thought I had a bigger piece than I did

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I am not sure the best way to do this so I really could use some help from someone who has made Carla C's patchwork twirl skirt.

The pattern bases all measurements off of 44 inch width fabric 6 diff patterns)
My problem...... One of my materials is 40 inch, 2 at 42 inch, one at 52, one at 54 and i didn't measure the last one. Now the big 3 I'm not worried about, it's the one at 40 inches and 2 at 42 inches. I'm not sure what the best way to go about making the skirt would be while still using the material effectively, any thoughts?

I would be no help as I screwed up cutting the fabric when I tried to make this that I never finished it.

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I just saw the wish family I made big give shirts for received them so I am OK to post them here. I think they turned out super cute, and the best part was I was able to make them with fabric I already had (from the Wall-E, Buzz and Monsters Inc Adult shirt leftovers plus some nemo FQ I had on hand.) They wanted the brothers coordinating, so I tried to make them similar but different.

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One boy said Crush was his favorite, the other Nemo, so it worked out well. I love the way Crush came out though, might be one of my favorite appliques I have done.
Great job on the shirts.

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I finished the lady bug outfit. I am pretty proud of the fact I only needed help on the pattern placement for cutting out the fabric. I did the rest entirely on my own. It is not perfect but I am pretty proud!

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So cute.

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The outfit looks even better when modelled!

Since it has a while since I shared pictures of my projects, here are a few things I worked on the last little while:

Jewellery rolls for a Give:


Jewellery rolls for another Give:


Jewellery roll for a third Give:


(can you see a trend?)

And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:


Close up of the applique (thanks Heather!)


I also made a growth chart as a baby gift (they already have 2 other children so I thought it would be used by all children):


I finished my Advent calendar last week (only a few days into Advent) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also made an apron as a gift but I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

I had a busy day yesterday - we had a Christmas cookie baking party at our place. This started out as a simple request from DH's sister-in-law as she wanted to learn how to make cookies. Then my mother-in-law thought it would be a great idea to have the women get together to bake all the cookies for Christmas at the same time. Since I had the fancy kitchen gadgets (like my trusty Kitchenaid mixer), it ended up at our place. We made lots of cookies but of course I had to do the clean up after too. At least the kitchen is no longer a disaster zone now!
Everything looks terrific. I love that growth chart.

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I am more of a lurker admiring all the wonderful work you creative ladies do. But I thought that this is the perfect place to ask a question:

I have a Brother Innovis 500d and would like to purchase bigger hoops as I only have a 4 x 4 but am not sure where is the best place to get them. Any help would be appreciated.
Since your machine only does 4x4 you would not be able to do anything bigger than that but you can buy re-positional hoops. I purchased my extra hoops for my other machines from MrVacMrsSew . They have great customer service.
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I have a few bag patterns from Aivilo. She is on you can make this .com and I think she is also on etsy. Also stay tuned to see my huge project I did this weekend, you might get some ideas from that!
I have 3 of patterns of hers that I've never used. But lots of other people on here have used them and they've been happy with them. If you buy her patterns, get them on Etsy. She often has a special on there where if you buy 2 patterns, you get the 3rd for free.

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I have a Brother Innovis 500d and would like to purchase bigger hoops as I only have a 4 x 4 but am not sure where is the best place to get them. Any help would be appreciated.
I think that Michelle already answered your question about this. If your machine is made to only do a 4x4 design, you can't use a larger hoop on the machine. You'd have to buy a machine that is capable of producing a larger design. If you just want additional hoops there are lots of places to get them. Some people have purchased hoops on Amazon.com and Ebay. Other people have bought them from local dealers or on-line sewing shops.

I have a couple of things finished but I haven't gotten to take pictures of them yet. My SIL is staying here tonight to help get the kids off to school tomorrow morning because we have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. That meant that the things I finished have to stay hidden for now.
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All your projects look great! They turned out really well. I've never made a jewelry roll before. Do you just roll your jewelry up inside of it to keep it from getting tangled?

Your bowling shirts turned out fabulous! And the growth chart is a great baby gift. I had a growth chart for each of my girls and they are still hanging up in their rooms. It is fun to look at them and see how tiny they used to be.
Thanks. The jewellery rolls are from the One Yard Wonders book. They have zippered pockets to hold hair elastics or other small items. There are ribbon ties to told rings and necklaces so they don't get tangled up or lost. I added one more ribbon to mine to hold earrings for pierced ears. I have to make one more growth chart for another friend who is due in January (she is expecting their second child), but I am trying to come up with a theme for the second growth chart.

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I dont know how to do the multiquote yet. I will have to look into how to do that but I want to say that I love both the FINDING NEMO Shirts and the CHEF MICKEY Bowling shirts. It is great to get ideas for my boys. I guess I need to learn to do buttonholes mkY machine has the capability but since my machine did not come with a manual and I have been using one for a similar style machine some stuff is hit or miss in being included.

The big give jewelry rolls are very nice and I am sure at this point you can do them in your sleep! It is great that you are contributing to such a good cause

Thanks for the compliments on my model/DD and it really does make a difference seeing the finished product on people. Fun!
Thanks. The buttonholes are super easy once you give them a try. The bowling shirts are pretty easy to put together. I am not sure if I can do jewellery rolls in my sleep yet, but I like making jewellery rolls for the Gives as I can include older sisters and moms too.

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All the jewlery rolls look great and so do the bowling shirts. What a great idea to make a growth chart, that makes a perfect gift. Would love to see pictures of the Advent calendar you did. I would love to make something advent for next year. How fun to do a cookie party, except for the mess that is. I need to get going on baking, I'm going to have a huge houseful of people staying with me this year so I want to have all my baking done before they get here.

My sewing machine has been very busy this past week. I had to hide a few of the things the other day so I will everything back out to get pictures and post them later today.
Thanks. I need to wait until the weekend to take a picture of the Advent calendar in natural light. I leave for work before it is light out and I don't get home until it is dark this time of the year, so it is hard to get good pictures of my projects until the weekend.

I hope you will get your baking done in time. If not, I am sure your guests will focus on spending quality time together and they won't notice that the baking isn't all done.

I look forward to seeing pictures of your projects!

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I am more of a lurker admiring all the wonderful work you creative ladies do. But I thought that this is the perfect place to ask a question:

I have a Brother Innovis 500d and would like to purchase bigger hoops as I only have a 4 x 4 but am not sure where is the best place to get them. Any help would be appreciated.
I see that your question has been answered. Depends on the projects that you do, a larger hoop may or may not be useful. I would only consider a larger hoop for your machine if you do projects that require multiple hoopings.

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Love it all!! But where did you get the pattern for the growth chart!?? It is too cute!

I too, would also like to see a picture of the advent calendar

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Awww thanks. I didn't use a pattern for the growth chart. I just measured down 1 side of the fabric for the height indicators and added sea creatures whereever I felt like it.

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I have a couple of things finished but I haven't gotten to take pictures of them yet. My SIL is staying here tonight to help get the kids off to school tomorrow morning because we have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. That meant that the things I finished have to stay hidden for now.
I hope the surgery will go smoothly and your husband will have a quick recovery. I will be praying for your family tomorrow.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:48 PM   #2097
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And just to break the trend, I made a pair of bowling shirts for a Give:


I finished my Advent calendar last week (only a few days into Advent) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. I also made an apron as a gift but I didn't get a chance to take a picture.

I had a busy day yesterday - we had a Christmas cookie baking party at our place. This started out as a simple request from DH's sister-in-law as she wanted to learn how to make cookies. Then my mother-in-law thought it would be a great idea to have the women get together to bake all the cookies for Christmas at the same time. Since I had the fancy kitchen gadgets (like my trusty Kitchenaid mixer), it ended up at our place. We made lots of cookies but of course I had to do the clean up after too. At least the kitchen is no longer a disaster zone now!
I just made cookies with just me and my kids and that was mess enough! One of them swiped the remainder of a bag of M&Ms and left a trail of them all the way to his room where he was trying to hide. He says M is his favorite letter now!
The bowling shirts are great, I have never done a solid color throughout, I like that. And I think they will love their names on it, I read that they never have anything with their names, so that is great you added that.

I finished 2 of my kids aprons I am working on for our playgroup christmas party/cookie decorating thing next tuesday. I ONLY have 12 more to do. Luckily they are pretty easy now that I have figured out how I want them to go together. I got dish towels at IKEA on clearance, they were big enough to cut half to make two aprons, which you can see are plenty big on the 2-3 year olds they are intended for. So each apron was only $1 in dishtowels, and the rest is on-hand stuff. I need more elastic though, so that will be a little more expense. But mostly it is just labor. The gingerbread people stitch out quickly and easily, though, I am sure I can get them all done before tuesday morning.



(they took turns wearing the same one since the other one didn't have the straps on yet before they were in bed.) Can't keep working on them though, I am out of RED embroidery thread. 'Tis not the season to run out of red thread!
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I have a couple of things finished but I haven't gotten to take pictures of them yet. My SIL is staying here tonight to help get the kids off to school tomorrow morning because we have to be at the hospital at 5:30 am. That meant that the things I finished have to stay hidden for now.
I'm thinking of and praying for you all today. Glad you have family nearby who can help you out through all this.

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Very cute model and the outfit is cute too.

I finished 2 of my kids aprons I am working on for our playgroup christmas party/cookie decorating thing next tuesday. I ONLY have 12 more to do. Luckily they are pretty easy now that I have figured out how I want them to go together. I got dish towels at IKEA on clearance, they were big enough to cut half to make two aprons, which you can see are plenty big on the 2-3 year olds they are intended for. So each apron was only $1 in dishtowels, and the rest is on-hand stuff. I need more elastic though, so that will be a little more expense. But mostly it is just labor. The gingerbread people stitch out quickly and easily, though, I am sure I can get them all done before tuesday morning.



(they took turns wearing the same one since the other one didn't have the straps on yet before they were in bed.) Can't keep working on them though, I am out of RED embroidery thread. 'Tis not the season to run out of red thread!
Those look great and you can't beat the price. I love how long they are so when those messes happen they are all covered!
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If you're ready for picture overload, here is everything I worked on last week.

First up a small purse for my 10 year old niece. She is a girly girl and her dad is in the Air Force so I thought the fabric was fitting for her.

front

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inside


Next up is the same style bag for my 14 year old step-niece. I don't know her very well but my SIL told me her favorite color is balck and she is into skateboarding. I couldn't find a skateboarding fabric that I liked that wasn't too kiddish but I thought this would work and also adds a little color.

front

back

inside

And both bags together



Next up I made a casserole holder for each family. One of my SIL's mom is coming too so I also made one for her. For these I used Flora's idea and used batting so whatever you put inside will stay warm! My one SIL and her mom are always cooking so I think they will use them and my other SIL bakes alot and is always bringing treat into her work so I thought she could use hers for that.

SIL's

Her mom's

My other SIL

This picture I put a dish inside so you can kinda see it being used.


Last, my SIL sent me a picture of a tote bag and asked if I could do it. It looked pretty easy so I agreed to help her. Then she told me she wanted to make 23 of them for all her gifts this year so Saturday we spent ALL day doing these, it was fun though so I can't complain too much. I ended up enlisting my mom to help too so we pulled her machine out of storage and set it up at my house so we had 2 machines going and SIL cut and ironed all the fabric. She bought reusable tote bags from the grocery store. Then we went to Joann's and picked out fabric to match everyone she wanted to make a bag for. We cut 2 pieces of fabric for each side of the bag and sewed them on the bags to cover the store logo. We made them pockets so we stitched the top to make the seam and ironed the seam allowance on each side and then topstitched them onto each bag. On the more special ones I sneaked out my Christmas present and embroidered names onto the bags. I think they turned out really well and will most likely use this idea for teacher gifts from now on. SIL is a teacher and hinted it would be a great gift for teachers. You could easily do several of them ahead of time and whenever you need a hostess gift or something like that you would already have them ready and turned out to be really inexpensive. 99 cents for the bag and around a $1 for each fabric, 1/3 of a yard was enough for 2 bags.

Here's a few of them.



And yes, I made my own gift from her, she did take it with her to wrap up though to I have something to open on Christmas!
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If you're ready for picture overload, here is everything I worked on last week.

First up a small purse for my 10 year old niece. She is a girly girl and her dad is in the Air Force so I thought the fabric was fitting for her.

front

back

inside


Next up is the same style bag for my 14 year old step-niece. I don't know her very well but my SIL told me her favorite color is balck and she is into skateboarding. I couldn't find a skateboarding fabric that I liked that wasn't too kiddish but I thought this would work and also adds a little color.

front

back

inside

And both bags together



Next up I made a casserole holder for each family. One of my SIL's mom is coming too so I also made one for her. For these I used Flora's idea and used batting so whatever you put inside will stay warm! My one SIL and her mom are always cooking so I think they will use them and my other SIL bakes alot and is always bringing treat into her work so I thought she could use hers for that.

SIL's

Her mom's

My other SIL

This picture I put a dish inside so you can kinda see it being used.


Last, my SIL sent me a picture of a tote bag and asked if I could do it. It looked pretty easy so I agreed to help her. Then she told me she wanted to make 23 of them for all her gifts this year so Saturday we spent ALL day doing these, it was fun though so I can't complain too much. I ended up enlisting my mom to help too so we pulled her machine out of storage and set it up at my house so we had 2 machines going and SIL cut and ironed all the fabric. She bought reusable tote bags from the grocery store. Then we went to Joann's and picked out fabric to match everyone she wanted to make a bag for. We cut 2 pieces of fabric for each side of the bag and sewed them on the bags to cover the store logo. We made them pockets so we stitched the top to make the seam and ironed the seam allowance on each side and then topstitched them onto each bag. On the more special ones I sneaked out my Christmas present and embroidered names onto the bags. I think they turned out really well and will most likely use this idea for teacher gifts from now on. SIL is a teacher and hinted it would be a great gift for teachers. You could easily do several of them ahead of time and whenever you need a hostess gift or something like that you would already have them ready and turned out to be really inexpensive. 99 cents for the bag and around a $1 for each fabric, 1/3 of a yard was enough for 2 bags.

Here's a few of them.



And yes, I made my own gift from her, she did take it with her to wrap up though to I have something to open on Christmas!
I find it hilarious that you made your own gift from her but she's going to wrap it. Make sure you act surprised!
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