a few last minute gifts…

I did decide they had to be made.  I was thinking I would just say, done, no more present making.  But then I changed my mind, of course, I had to. 

 Just a couple zippy wallets for some great teachers. 
I always try and make useful things as gifts, and I’m sure these will get used, and perhaps be pretty and bring a little smile to some one’s face.
I forgot to thank all of you who stopped and left such nice comments on my deep thoughts post before Christmas.  I was glad to put it out there, just want everyone to know that sometimes things seem perfect, but they’re mostly just carefully edited for maximum enjoyment. ♥

20 thoughts on “a few last minute gifts…

  1. tinajo says:

    These are gorgeous – I´m sure they loved them! 🙂

  2. amy says:

    I love this pattern! So cute and useful! Now I may have to make a few!!!

  3. Jacqueline says:

    so cute! I wish I could whip those up quickly and make them look that nice. what kind of fabric is the main fabric? I like it.

  4. la.daridari says:

    simply wonderful and useful!

  5. Suzanne says:

    Love all your ideas, but your clutches are all fabulous!

  6. Fiona says:

    They’re gorgeous and I’m sure were a hit with the recipients.

  7. What a wonderful gift. Anyone would be thrilled to open a package and find one of these beauties!

  8. Larissa says:

    Adorable, as always! I made one of your gathered clutches for Little Man’s teacher. She loved it. I have to put this on my next years to do…by then I will have mastered the zipper!!!

  9. jessica says:

    SO CUTE!
    I’m a teacher, and I would have LOVED to get something like this! Trust me, I’m sure they were loved 🙂

  10. Megan says:

    These are so great! definitely on my list of things to make in 2011. Also just wanted to say thanks for sharing so much with all of us here in blogland. it never ceases to amaze me how generous sewists and crafters are with their knowledge/tutorials/encouragement. It is very much appreciated!

  11. Anonymous says:

    These were a popular gift at my house too. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern – it’s the first one I ever did with a zipper and I just love how cute they turn out. Happy New Year 🙂

  12. Cuuuuute! Wish I was on your gift list this year!

  13. Melissa says:

    Those are so beautiful. You have got such a great eye of mixing fabrics! I always love to see what you come up with!

  14. Cate says:

    I did bookmark a couple of your tutorials (including this one) to make as xmas pressies…but alas…perhaps I should make a few to set aside in anticipation of when I run out of time again next xmas 🙂

  15. Anne says:

    These are beautiful. You are one talented lady.
    Anne xx

  16. Vanessa says:

    ah, the zippy wallet-one of my fav patterns! i bet they will be loved.

    “carefully edited for maximum enjoyment”. . . that needs to go on a t-shirt or something 🙂

  17. Cary says:

    I’m a teacher, and I know I would love receiving one of these wallets. They are so cute! I’ve been wanting to make something like this, and have a few days before school starts again. I think I hear the sewing machine calling my name! 🙂

  18. Sarah R says:

    You make THE coolest stuff! I love it. And OMG, you are so Type A, it isn’t even funny. It just shines through your perfect work and even the photography of it!

  19. Little zip pouches are such great fun. I swore up and down that I wouldn’t be sewing any presents this year, but I broke that promise to myself as well!

  20. This is so cool. I am such a huge fan of their work. I really am impressed with how much you have worked to make this website so enjoyable

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