Monday, June 13, 2011

Quick Gift Idea

Hi all!  Today was my last teacher workday, so I've got lots of summer plans involving the sewing machine!  I did want to share a quick gift I made for one of my administrators. 

Awhile ago I found this List Taker pattern from jcasa.  I bought it, but it took awhile to get around to making some.  I made about 8 for a mother-daughter tea and I knew that it would be a great gift for my coworker.  She is always carrying around a notepad and writing reminders for herself.  She is also a former art teacher, so I will admit that I agonized over the fabric choices ... do y'all do that when you're making a gift for someone?  Anywho, I wanted it to be fab as she has an amazing style and wears lots of interesting clothes and jewelry.  (And I mean interesting in a good/Anthropology inspired kind of way, not in the "hmmmm, well that is interesting" kind of way! haha)

Here's what I came up with ...

I used some more dots on the inside in an avocado-y green.  These fabrics aren't all perfect matches, but I think they "go" well and I really love the result.

I am tempted to make a twin, but then her's wouldn't be unique and I think she really liked it!  :-)

I am also really proud of my first attempt at pebble quilting.  Not too bad!

Well, that's it for now folks ... working on a few things, including the next edition of our newsletter (coming out Thursday with a weekend coupon code) and anxiously awaiting the arrival of our coming soon collections, especially Summer House!

Happy Sewing!  :-)

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