Okay, Okay I know it’s probably too early for SOME people to start having Christmas on the mind….but I don’t know if you know this about me? I was born a Christmas elf (yep thats right!) so it’s never too early for me =) I have been sewing away on Christmas presents this weekend.
Besides the obvious chill in the air and a strong desire to hear Christmas tunes, a sure sign that the Holidays are coming is when my FAVORITE treat in the WORLD becomes available at the grocery store. Peppermint Mocha cream is here!!! Yipppppeeeee! If you haven’t tried this you should, just don’t buy it in Battle Creek, MI please, cause our stores always run out early =( What could be more tasty in your morning coffee, shoot why not noon and evening coffee too!
So here are some shots of how my little checkbook covers are turning out for some girly Christmas presents. 3 down 9 to go!!
Thank you to the person who wrote this tutorial (linked in the post below)! It is so fun to do. I decided to nix the wallet pattern I bought. I wanted to make little credit/debit card holders to go with them and switch the lining and outer fabrics around so they have a coordinating little set. But I wanted EASY.
So I made up the easiest little wallet one could possibly make. And I will put a tutorial for it in a post in the next day or two. I need to tweek it a little so the next one I make, I will take pictures and put a little step by step for anyone who might want to make one.
Here’s the first mistake filled one:
I had a little trouble attaching the snap, I put the “cornbread and beans” tag in the wrong spot (you can see it when you close the flap) PLUS I put the wrong two fabrics together so it doesn’t match any of the checkbook covers I made. ARGG thats what you get for sewing late at night. HEHEHE.
Instead of tossing it I decided to keep it and put all my little snap making tools and snaps in it to keep it organized.
I also used some Whimsicals fabric that I bought from work that was the “end of the bolt” to make some towels for the kitchen. I always feel sorry for that last piece of fabric at the end of the bolt, so I usually buy it (hey it’s 30% off!!) and throw it in my stash. Not to mention that it will match my wallhanging from the previous post =)
So now I am off to take the girls braids out…it’s way overdue see:
Later Gators!! Melissa