Monday, May 3, 2010

Little gifts

Hello Monday!

Hope your week is starting out well!  It's definitely a good week to sew!  We have been getting rain today, so curling up next to a whirring sewing machine sounds wonderful to me.  It gives me a chance to relax and enjoy creating little wonders (maybe big wonders one day).

So today I wanted to start by showing you some crafty gifts I received.  The first one is a cute zippered pouch from one of my co-workers who is leaving the job.  She kindly sewed these little pouches for us as her going away gift!  We each got to choose from the ones she had made, and in case you didn't know, I am a pink lady...




I am lovin' the peekaboo lining in a totally different fabric.  It just gives the pouch an extra little punch!


This is just the back of the pouch.  

The other gift I got was from one of my clients at work.  He, yes he made this beautiful potholder!



He uses an octagonal loom to create these little cuties, and he had various color combinations as well, but I chose blue because it is my son's favorite color.  This will be going in my kitchen, and will be used frequently, I can assure you.  I was amazed that, on this occasion, it was a gentleman crafter and not a lady.  When I first saw the potholder, I naturally responded "Wow!  How beautiful!  Did your wife make these?"    He thankfully did not take offense to my statement, and told me how this was his hobby.  That's what I'm talking about!  A man secure in his crafting abilities!

Lastly, I just wanted to tell you I am plugging away at my son's apron, and my daughter's dress (as pictured on the right).  I think my daughter's dress will be finished first, just because of the sheer excitement of her having something to wear that I made.  Also because I have all the pattern pieces for her dress already cut out and marked, I only need to sew.  Here is the fabric I chose:



Yes, it's pink again!  But hey, little girls look cute in pink, right?

Happy sewing everyone!

1 comment:

Toocutedobs said...

Great job on the little zippered clutch. I have not yet tried to insert a zipper, not brave enough yet. We have friends coming in from out of town and so no sewing going on here. Just house cleaning, shopping, menu planning, etc. Maybe I'll get back on track late next week. Finally, I added your blog properly to my blog list! Cute photo of you by the way :)