Saturday, February 12, 2011

Sewing up some surprises

Thank you for all of the get better wishes.  Today has been a pretty good day...and I hope it is a new start.  Like many of you have heard, I have had this on again off again, on again ear infection.  I have went through 2 rounds of antibiotics...and I just wish it was cleared up for good. 

I told myself I was going to feel well enough to sew today.  I had to! My friend's birthday is today and I promised her a coupon clutch.  I have been wanting to use up some scrap fabric and I did just that.  Isn't it cute?  I think it might be my favorite yet.  I need to get better on these scrappier projects to reach for the scraps first before opening up a new precut.  I have a lot of scraps right now.

Remember, I have made this clutch before from the Moda Bake Shop tutorial, which you can find here.  They make excellent organizational tools for yourself, or cheap presents for your friends. 

I also made her one of these Perfect Pouches by LazyGirl design...remember, I told you they were easy peasey to make.  This is size medium, and you can see it fits my Nook well.  In fact, I have my own pouch that I store mine in.  I made this one because she is getting her own Nook and I stuck a Barnes and Noble gift certificate inside it.  I thought they made a cute coordinating set.  :)  I particularly like the pink zipper.

So, that wraps up my afternoon of sewing, but I was pleased to get it all done!  What have you been working on today???

13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

nice projects............hope your feeling well........

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Love them both, Kris! I sewed nothing today because well, I wasn't home all day. I did manage to get the FF on the fabric panels for my chubby charmer. And I announced that I'm sewing tomorrow and didn't want to be bothered. Hopefully people will listen. :) Feel better!

Quilt Hollow said...

Darling gifts and quick to make! I like that.

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful Kris -- what very thoughtful gifts for your friend! I hope your ear infection is clearing up!

Allie said...

Oh Kris - I'm glad you're feeling a BIT better - your friend is going to LOVE these! They're gorgeous, and I too love that pink zipper!

Michelle said...

Those turned out real pretty...you did good! I hope you get to feeling better. I've been able to work on my wonky blocks...hope to have the top finished tomorrow.

Cheryl said...

Both wonderful, and with so many friends having a Nook I'm thinking perfect presents!! Love your choice of fabrics on both. She is going to love, love them. Today I did bindings for customers and now I'm playing nana at my kids house..they went to the movies and the boys are sleeping!!

Michele said...

I hope you are feeling better now! Did the sewing help? Great projects :) I'm working on my LePetite project, blogging and driving my teenage boy around! LOL!! Not all at the same time :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I need to make one of each of those for ME. Yours turned out so cute and the birthday girl will love this gift!

Maria said...

What beautiful gifts you have made for your friend. Lucky girl.
So pleased the ear is getting better.

Carol said...

They are just wonderful...your friend will flip!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

Aw Kris - they are both SO cute! Your friend is going to really enjoy those!! Glad you were feeling well enough to get some stitching in!

Beginning Quilting said...

Hi! Just stumbled on your blog. I hope you're feeling better now. By the way the clutches that you made are so pretty. I love your choice of fabrics. Keep up the good work! :)