Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sewing Time

Gosh, it was good to spend some time in the craft studio today.  It has been about 2 weeks since I have sewn, and I was having withdrawal symptoms!

I needed to make a small gift bag for a family members birthday this Tuesday, so I quickly made this one from some beautiful Satin fabric.  Nothing too fancy, just sew the sides, box the bottom, hem the top and then sew a ribbon to the back so that you can bring it around the front to tie a bow  ... easy!

Filled with goodies, ready for gift giving.  Much better than a paper gift bag!  Soft and flexible!

Then I decided to make some "Little Wallets".  This is a pattern my sister Ann sent to me, designed by Valori Wells.  These wallets have a number of uses, for your business cards, credit cards, drivers license, cash, anything you want to pop inside.


The wallet has three generous sized pockets inside, which can hold all your cards, and then keep them safe with the press stud closure.


They were such fun to make, and they may be another small gift that I can add to the Breast Cancer Drain Bags.

Also drying today, are some Yarn Eggs.  These are a Easter version of my String Balls, see here.
Excuse the mess in the background of this photo ..

The yarn was strung around a small water balloon, this was great for the sizing, however it was much harder to keep the yarn even as the bottom portion is so small.

I will show you the end results once they have dried.

Hope you have been able to get some time for your favourite craft this weekend



  1. Love the little purses Judy. The batik fabric one is my favourite

  2. Belinda10:26 am

    Love the little wallets/purses Judy, they are so sweet!