Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Zippy wallets and notebook covers

Happy Tuesday, friends!!

I hope you're having a wonderful day. Mine is just great - kitchen sink is getting installed, water connected, and by tonight I'll have a working dishwasher. I'm planning on doing the whole post on my kitchen reno after it's all finished.

So for now let me show you some small projects (totally unrelated to anything kitchen) I worked on over the weekend. I made these adorable zippy wallets for my girls.

These little cuties were made using Anna's tutorial. It's so wonderfully written with lots of pictures along the way, it was a breeze.  I used fabric by Aneela Hoey for both of them. Love, love, love the tiny turtles
and adorable doggies.

I've also wanted to try and make notebook covers for a while. I did not have any pattern though, so I was making it up as I went. This was the first one I made
Unfortunately I did not make it sturdy enough. I only used regular interfacing to stiffen it up a bit. That's why I stuck 2 notebooks, one in each side, to make it less flimsy. It kind of works but the girls say it's pretty weird to have 2 memo pads side by side. Oh, well!

I learned from my mistake and I used Peltex for the second one. Much better!!

While I was at it, I went ahead and made a new matching pencil pouch. You knew that was coming, right? The fabric I used is Children at Play for Michael Miller and both my daughter and I absolutely adore it.

I think they make a perfect set. 

Now your turn, what have you been working on lately?



  1. These are adorable. I love the little turtles. I made my first little bag last week and it was also the first zipper I ever did. I made my own pattern and I am really happy with how it turned out. The zipper ended up being really easy and went in right the first time.

  2. I've used that wallet tutorial as well, for myself, and I use the wallet every day! Yours turned out very cute.

    Me, I'm working on my Swoon...still. I have two more strips of sashing to attach and then basting and quilting. It's queen size, so still far from finished, but another phase of it just about done!

  3. Love those wallets, great Christmas gift idea for my girls! I must go check out the tutorial. Thanks for posting!

  4. Cute wallets! Great job! I just hopped over from Ladybug Blessings. Please visit if you get a minute: http://wp.me/pYcKQ-i0

  5. Those are all SO cute! I'm doing a lot of paper piecing.

  6. Super cute and you have been busy! I've been working on the 12 Gifts for Christmas and some boy presents!

  7. Love all your wee creations :o) I've been making a pouch and a paper pieced bee block

  8. Wow your day is filled with cuteness! Love the little wallets :)

  9. Those are wonderful projects. It's so much fun to stray away from the quilts and just have fun creating. The fabrics you used were perfect.


  10. I love every single one of these projects, espcially the zippy wallets - you've inspired me!

  11. Those are absolutely adorable! Love the fabric choices as well.

    Love for you to link up at:
    "Made by ME" Linky Party at JAQS at http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2011/10/made-by-me-4-linky-party-and-features.html

  12. Cute little zippered wallets. Love your fabric choices. Thanks for sharing the link.

  13. So much fun!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up at my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/10/turquoise-lovin-10.html

  14. Love the wallets and the fact that you made a matching pencil case and notebook. I love things that match! The wallet is a great idea. I'm going to make them for teacher gifts this year.


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