Small Stuff Finished

Hello, it's been awhile. After my last post things got pretty awful with my health again, so I haven't been doing much lately. I had a couple good days and decided to get all the small stuff out of the way that has been piled up on my table.

First is a set of identical Christmas minky blankets for my two youngest grand daughters that are just 2 months apart.

I had bought this Ann Kelle for Robert Kaufman minky print a long time ago at one of my visits to SAS fabrics. I had no clue what I would do with it, but it was cheap! It finally got put to good use :) I just paired it with this cute print from Hobby Lobby and two Christmas gifts are done.

 My girls have the same boss at work. She likes to feed the squirrels peanuts on her break. I was asked to make her a bag for the peanuts. I knew I wanted to use laminate and was lucky enough to find a piece with squirrels on it!

The print is from Tula Pink's Birds & Bees collection. The top strip is from a fat quarter I've had forever that I thought I would never use. I tried Jeni Baker's tutorial from In Color Order. I really love the construction of this bag, so simple!

I wish I would have fussy cut the squirrels to center them better, but you know me, I hate to waste a scrap of fabric. I also used the laminate on the inside since peanuts can be kind of messy :)

Next up was another simple blanket for my dog. I just used two pieces of flannel with a scrap of batting in between. He loves it but didn't deserve it because he bit the UPS man the same day! :(
So he's pouting from getting in so much trouble...

Do you remember my potholder tutorial? Well I finally finished the second one from that post. That was almost a year ago!

These are so sturdy and perfectly sized, I love them! They would make great Christmas gifts, if you need an idea, head on over and check out the tutorial.

My husband got me a Kindle HDX for our 19th anniversary. Of course I had to make a case. I also have lots of mini charms collected so I decided to use my Pedal Pushers by Lauren & Jessi Jung for Moda. The prints are so pretty. I got this mini charm pack from Green Fairy Quilts. I love when they have sales because they always have free shipping.

I guessed on measurements and was pleasantly surprised I got a perfect fit! My satisfaction was quickly squashed when I realized I forgot to put the magnetic snap in, ugh! The lining is a piece of one of my vintage fabrics.

I have no clue what that white circle is on top of my kindle, very odd...
Since it was just for me, I added some velcro and didn't get too mad at myself for forgetting the snap.

My table is now clutter free and no more small unfinished projects nagging in my mind. It felt good to be able to sew again and have these things finished, so I can get back to quilts when I'm able!
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  1. Wow, you are inspiring to have gotten all of these neat projects done! Thanks for the link to the tutorial. I will definitely have to give homemade potholders a try. It will be nice to have a finish - even if it's a little thing. Such a cute doggie - I can see why you spoil him!

  2. Glad you are feeling better. Sending prayers and hugs your way. You've got lots of great stuff going on here! I'm definitely adding the bag and pot holders to my 2015 list!

  3. Christine, you made so many delightful things with two days of feeling well! I'll be praying that this starts to be the norm for you and that bad health days go away for good! The peanut bag is so great! you should make a craftsy tute or pattern for it. Love the blankets too!

  4. Great idea for Christmas presents, potholders.

  5. Congrats on all the finishes. Small or not, I always love finishing something. I'm sorry to hear you haven't been well.

  6. I hope you continue to feel better. Congratulations on all the finishes - clearing away clutter physically and mentally can be so healthy!

  7. Lots of great projects here! Love that squirrel laminate!

  8. I am glad you are feeling better now and hope it continues this way. I like all the things you have made but I especially love the kindle pouch. The colours are so bright and cheerful. And it looks like velcro worked well. To be honest, I don't like the bulk that the magnetic snap creates. Your pouch is just very nice.

  9. Love your kindle cover and your sweet minky blankets! And the squirrel bag? perfect!

  10. Love the Pedal Pushers line! That kindle cover is adorable. I need to make one for mine soon. Maybe I need to do a few small projects. I've lost my sewing love lately and hope it's just the holidays..


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