Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Presents galore!

The birthdays don't seem to stop! One day I will have to admit defeat and start buying some birthday presents, but in the meantime, I keep sewing!


First up, a tote bag using an awesome Cat & Vee Panel. You can't really see the writing under the penguins, but it says 'We are family. I got all my sisters with me'. For the back of the bag I made a QAYG panel the same size as the front, and then just put them together with a lining into a simple, but large and useful tote. This was a 50th birthday present for a friend who walks alongside me here in this cross-cultural life I lead!

Next a present for a friend who adores Hello Kitty, and who appreciates the value of Liberty of London fabric. 

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The awesome Hello Kitty Liberty fabric came from Japan, thanks to Alyce going shopping for me! I used a great tutorial from VeryBerryHandmade for this flat-bottomed zipper pouch and have already cut out some fabric to make another one!

Finally, a present for a 6 year old boy who knows everything there is to know about dinosaurs! I spied this brilliant fabric at Spotlight in Singapore recently, and I know that dinosaurs and pirates don't really go together, but my sons thought it was fun!

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For the pillowcase I used a super easy tutorial from Strawberry Patch Ramblings, and the drawstring bag is of course from In Color Order.

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17 comments:

  1. So many presents!! And they all look fantstic :) Go you and lucky recipients! x

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  2. You've done a great job creating beautiful, useful and unique gifts.

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  3. What a great zippered pouch. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. I know the feeling of making gifts endlessly! more fun than shopping for them I think! Your pillowcase is gorgeous

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  5. Your children will always remember you as a very generous mum who made gifts for their friends! Very nice!

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  6. OHhhhhhhhhhhhh what wonderful projects! I'm a huge fan of QAYG and scrappy patchwork, so that tote bag is a winner in my book :) I love making zipper pouches but have never seen Liberty fabric in person - the HK kitty print is particularly adorable :) I recently picked up half a dozen HK charms on ebay, in varying designs - I'm planning on using them for zipper pulls on my zipper bags :) I even have some HK ribbon to use - no HK fabric (yet) though! LOVE the dinosaur print, and have made many pillowcases - they make fantastic gifts. And I've made a ton of Jeni's drawstring bags, too (I even bought the pattern so I wouldn't have to math to get the other sizes, hehe) - your whole post is full of projects I could have made myself, lol! Great gift choices!

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  7. Great fabric chpoices for them all - QAYG is on my to do list - tote bags are lovely!

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  8. Oh you've been so busy! Lucky recipients :)

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  9. OH MY! These are marvelous!! Some lucky ladies!!
    xxx

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  10. These are great presents, handmade is always best. x

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  11. Wonderful presents! Your feiends and relations are so lucky to have you :)

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  12. Love the pillowcase . The grey end works very well and the zippered pouch is gorgeous

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  13. maybe you will have to give in someday, but in the meantime, they are really great presents!

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  14. maybe you will have to give in someday, but in the meantime, they are really great presents!

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  15. You always make the best presents!! I know the recipients will appreciate that they were made by you especially for them.

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