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Monday, October 5, 2015

Gift Making

In between current projects I got the bug to make some gifts!  I can't remember on which blog I saw this Zippered Box Pouch but once I made my first one I was hooked!  Thank you whoever showed this!!!!
The zippered pouch is such an easy and quick project and so far I've made four!   If you're interested, you can watch Jennifer Bosworth's YouTube here.  She is great!  I'm going to check out some of her other tutorials on YouTube.

This was my first pouch!  They measure 6.5-7" x 3" x 4"...or around that!

I pried this one open so you can see the lining inside.  I think it will make a nice cosmetic bag, sewing bag or whatever.  Don't we always need another bag to stash things in!

This one is a gift for my Q bud in Florida!  It's her BD this week.   She should have received it by the time this is posted!

And you'll see the other little gift I made her at the end of this post.

This one is for my friend, Mary.  The fabric is leftover from my hex horse and I added some hand stitching and some beads.  Mary is quite artsy so I had to jazz it up.  The lining is the same as the black/white tab.

This one is for my other friend, Carol.  She only wears blues/reds/ I had to make her a blue box!  Actually the fabric is more turquoise than blue and the lining, again, is the same as the black/white tab.

I have two more of these to make as Mary and Carol are both in our fiber group and I want to give each of the ladies one.  I picked up some more zippers today so hopefully I'll get the other two made this weekend as our meeting is the 2nd Monday in October.

And this little trinket is a collapsible thread catcher!    I do remember seeing this on Beth's blog!  So the mind hasn't totally gone a muck!   I made two, one for a gift (my Q bud)  and one to keep.  They're both made from my mono printed fabric.  You can see better pictures on Beth's blog.

This little bugger is so nifty!!  I always have threads all over the LR while sewing at night, but  now they are stashed in this little cup until I empty it!  Then the cup collapses and fits in my sewing bin.  They are pretty easy to make but actually more complicated than the zippered pouch!  Go figure!!

And I made BD fiber cards.  A few years ago I took an lino cut online class from Dijanne Cevaal.  I was looking for some fabric to make the cards from and decided to use the stamped pieces from that class.  I think they turned out pretty good with just free motion stitching around the design.  Hope the recipients will like them!!

So that's what I've been working on....just keeping busy..


  1. Nice gifts. You can never have too many bags!! And thanks for the reminder that Christmas is not that far off when it comes to think about gift making.
    xx, Carol

  2. You did catch the zipper pouch bug…..they are all so great…hummmm which one should I choose?

  3. All fun projects- and that little thread catcher is a marvel, isn't it? I received one and use it all the time. I love the fabrics in the bags and fiber cards!

  4. Love all the fun projects they sure make great gifts.

    Hugs Diane

  5. Love, love, love the boxes. I may have to tackle one of those. Of course, I like the red one best; I'd have to make it in orange!


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