The Recycled Bag
This is what happens when my son decides that his favorite pair of jeans that he wore through four years of college and beyond have crossed over into the realm of unwearable:
|Can you see where the knee was worn out?
Ever since I saw this pattern for the 241 Tote, I wanted to make one. I am so impressed with all the different fabric combinations for this bag that I see on Flickr. Finding just the right fabric for our B's bag took some time. I had almost given in to a "not quite right but good enough selection" the week before Christmas, when I found what I thought was the perfect fabric for her!
You might recall this special group of fabric we purchased on our last trip to Chicago:
Pouches for the Nieces
For my two fave teenage nieces, I made my first zippered pouches:
Wow! So much fun...and fast, even with the quilt-as-you-go patched bag! I used the tutorial from Noodlehead for open wide zipper pouches.
OK if you are still reading...we are getting close to the end....
Remember the fabric I was given on my birthday by my son and his wife? Time to re-gift! An oven mitt and towel for them:
And a set for his brother and fiance:
And last...the Yankee Swap Gift!
Last year we started what will certainly be annual tradition based on how much fun we have had with it. After the younger ones have opened their gifts and after the main dinner, the adults participate in a Yankee Swap. From fabric that I picked up on my
Thank you for reading all the way down to here. And just in case you haven't had enough, here are the previous posts with the cats and dogs! First, the Cat Quilt, Second, the Cat Bag and Third, the Dog Pillows! If I can answer any questions about any of these projects, please leave me a comment! Linking up with Amanda Jean's Finish It Up Friday!
PS All sewing aside, it was another wonderful Christmas shared with many of those I love. I feel so blessed to have so many friends and family nearby to share the season (and my sewing addiction!) with.