Thursday, June 25, 2015

The Little Stuff

It seems I've been making as many little projects as anything lately, and I must say, it's suited me just fine. There's been a pincushion, a couple of mini quilts, and more. Like a gift bag for my FAITH Circle swap item (said pincushion). Svetlana/s.o.t.a.khandmade's drawstring bag always pleases, and it was such fun stitching it up with a couple of fat-quarters of Cotton + Steel. Though the twill tape ties seemed to be everyone's favorite part.

I also needed a handmade gift for my coworker's birthday, and after some mulling, I decided on a Big Patchwork Tote by Ayumi Mills/Pink Penguin from Krista Hennebury's book,  Make It, Take ItI'd made one for daughter dear a while back, and was pretty sure my coworker had nothing like it, considering most of her handmade items had come from me over the years. Besides, this bag is a really enjoyable make, which was what I was definitely in the mood for. And I'd guessed right - she loved it. yay.

And most recently, I tried a new-to-me pattern for a Quilt-as-you-go Thread Catcher by Tessa/The Sewing Chick. This was a fun one too! Cutting the patchwork was a little fiddly, but the construction technique was terrific, and it measures 5" tall when done. Pretty darn cute, if you ask me!

So I really should get to some quilting, but it's great to have a few finishes, isn't it?


  1. I always love little finishes, they make me feel accomplished! yours are lovely.

  2. Super lovely projects Debbie. And yes, I was also going to say how much I love the ties you used :)

  3. Gorgeous makes and such lovely fabrics and colour choices. I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled to receive them.
    It is quite satisfying now and then to make some quickies. Afterwards I will get back to the big stuff with new enthusiasm.

  4. Super cute! Glad your coworker liked her gift!

  5. I have a heap of 'pinned' little crafty things, so these sweet items are right up my alley! What a wonderful gift for your co-worker! I bet she feels loved with such a thoughtful gift!

  6. All very pretty little projects. Sometimes a quick project is the most satisfying.