Since everyone (well, most everyone) has received their gifts by now, here's a sampling of what was produced in the ol' workshop this year:
- More Buttercup bags (thanks once again to Made by Rae)
- Wallet -- I made this one up as I went along. I carefully drafted a pattern for what I wanted but I kept making adjustments the whole time I was sewing the darn thing. There is definitely room for improvement (Front view is in the previous photos with the Buttercup bags).
- Bow Ties -- This was kind of a joke, something my brother wanted for work. No, he doesn't have a corporate or office job, he's a paleo-tech -- works with dinosaurs. I used the tutorial from Martha and it was definitely too short. Her pattern needs some adjusting.
- I Spy Bags -- I had seen these somewhere in blogland a while back and decided to come up with my own version by adding the trim to frame the window and a grommet to attach the list of items
- Little Dresses/Nighties -- I made two from a dress pattern in a Japanese sewing book (sorry I can't give you the title, I can't read Japanese). I thought the pattern was suitable for a nightie depending on what fabric I used. Even though they're in flannel, I suppose they could be worn as dresses.
- Cash concealers -- (tried think of a clever way to give cash) Took the bills of choice and folded them to fit small acrylic boxes (For one, I just wrapped the bills in plastic, which made it much easier to mold the Model Magic around -- no corners to try to disguise). Then, I molded Model Magic around the bundle of bills, allowed them to dry and had M decorate them. She said she was making jewels on the stars. We poked holes in the top to be used as ornaments and included a note saying that it was a gift within a gift. The Model Magic is slightly spongy when it's dry and extremely lightweight so it's really not that hard to cut into to retrieve a little prize.