First, let us get down to business and pull a winner for my Cleaning House giveaway . . . . drum roll . . . . Comment Number 8! Which is Meg from Curious Grace! Meg, please send me an email at rrdusquesne [at] aol [dot] com with your shipping address and next week I'll send you a packet of Goodness. Please stop by Meg's blog for a visit!
So I finally sewed something that is not a toy:
This picture doesn't really do them much justice, I'm quite pleased with how they turned out! Large makeup bag pattern from Sew Pretty Christmas Homestyle, the new book by Tone Finnanger. Of course in the book they are made with pretty red and white holiday fabrics but since it's "use what you have" over here at Chez Goodness this is how they turned out.
See how it LOOKS like the flaps have piping? Yeah well they don't. That is a result of using that super stiff Interface and not cutting the seam allowance all the way down. fortunately, I like the effect! The interface also allows these bags to stand up on their own which I think is a plus in a make up bag. :) The black and white one was a mistake. It was supposed to be black on the outside with the pattern on the inside but I turned it out wrong. Again, I liked it so it stayed! While I did purchase the interface all the fabrics and the vintage pearl snaps were thrifted or from the remnant bin.
I'm happy that I finally made some gifts! I am also working a pattern of my own that I hope to share with you next week for some quick and easy chic crocheted hats. Yes I know "chic" and "crocheted" rarely go together* but I think you will like them.
I am also about to whip up some Christmas Mice from another Tone Finnanger book called Crafting Christmas Gifts. The book is out of print so grab one used on Amazon Market Place for around $7 shipped! Very cute projects including the Snowman in Pajamas I made last year for my Mom.
Yes I know, Christmas Mice are LIKE toys but I need to make them, okay? You know how it is. :) Don't worry, I'll go crazy knitting scarves soon.
hugs - R
* - for some truly hideous crochet check out What Not to Crochet.