Monday, December 18, 2017

long time no post ... I'm still here!

 I had a few Christmas presents to make for friends and thought I would try the Cupcake Mix Recipes. I like how precise these are - but there is still paper to deal with, peeling it off of your HSTs (this is recipe #4 for those who would like to use the same one).  I used batiks from my stash, cutting them down to 5" squares to use with this recipe.
 I made a pile of the blocks and then added a border around each block. I am loving the saturated and happy colors that I used for these blocks!
I then sewed the blocks as pocket. I found this fun fabric for the insides of the pockets (wonder if any of the recipients peeked inside the pockets to see this hidden treasure?).

The pockets were then sewn to pre-made canvas tote bags. The bags have a zipper across the top and a zip pocket inside. These totes are a great size for a project bag or for shopping :)
I hope they all enjoy their bags (I have one for me, too! I know *I* will enjoy it!).

What are you creating this year for Christmas gifts?