I've been itchin' to share these with y'all ever since they were finished.. but I couldn't go ruining any gifts I had planned now could I?
These reusable snack baggies were the perfect gift for my cousin Anita. She's got two little ones and is super environmentally conscious (that girl masters cloth diapers like its nobodies buisness!) These are made from leftover fabric, and vinyl scraps from some table cloths I had to cut down. The vinyl on the inside makes them super easy to just wipe out, and they are machine washable! I will definitely be making these again - maybe for the shop? - and will be sure to include a tutorial next time (had to get all the kinks out first).
I can never seem to give just one thing ... I'm a fan of the two-part (or three!) gift. But the Gentleman's gift of an ipad mini pretty much maxed out my gift budget. So for part two I whipped together this case out of some fabric and remnants I had laying around. I have to say, I am super pleased with the way it turned out, and I think the buffalo nickle button adds such a great touch! The Gentleman is a pretty big fan as well. The only thing off is that the fit is a little snug from all that microfiber lining... I think I will be able to get in there and fix it though.
Here I go with the multi-part gifts again.. this little fabric pouch I made to go with Anita's snack pouch gift (it can't be all for the kiddos!) The fabric I got from a giant swatch I acquired from an internship - isn't it fun? I have a lot of great swatches of a decent size that I'm not really sure what else to do with... so I see a lot of cute fabric pouches in
my my friends' future.
Another cute fabric pouch from acquired swatches. This one totally made me think of my Aunt Lee Ann - its so sleek and edgy looking and the texture is so cool. It went great with the gold zipper, and this lining that I had just laying around as well. (yeay for making a dint in the fabric stash!)
I am pretty proud of my gift-making progress this past year. Though in 2013 I am hoping to get an even earlier start and knock out much more!
How did you do with your handmade gifts?