I hope Santa has been good to everyone! He was to us- we had a wonderful Christmas in our house- and I hope the kids won’t expect us to top it next year. Layla was so happy to get her sewing machine, Harry got a drum set that he amazed us by sitting on the little stool and using the sticks right, and they got a trampoline in the backyard that is huge! I got a bottle of Angel perfume, which I have wanted for years but couldn’t bring myself to pay for it!
One of my greatest gifts today has been free time! I finally got to make a change purse for myself, and I tried to put a pocket on the back. I just cut a piece of material and folded it (wrong sides together) and sewed it in when I stitched up the sides of the purse.
The only problem with my pocket is I did not put a heavy interfacing inside of it – I thought having the material doubled over would be enough. Wrong! When I do another with a pocket, I will definitely use a bit of interfacing. Right now, it is a bit loose, but it would be good for putting receipts into.
I put the flower material on the inside.
My online classes just ended yesterday for the 2 week holiday break – I have to keep reminding myself to not feel guilty that I am not working on schoolwork. So when I thought I would make a couple more gifts, I didn’t feel so bad about how I was using my time. I used colors and fabrics that reminded me of certain people-
(that is a spool of thread in there to hold it open!)
A cute little “Save the Planet” version with a pretty green batik inside-
And a celestial version – probably my favorite so far-
Some pretty little stars inside-
I have two more to make and then I think I will be done with them for awhile – maybe.