These little bags make a great gift idea that only takes about an hour or two to complete. Of course, when making 28, it takes a bit longer.
The small “what-not” bags I sewed together for our church’s fundraiser are finished. Some are made with vintage fabrics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and some are from this century.Each one is different in some way. Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.
Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.
Mr. Aitch’s niece is expecting in July and I thought I’d make something as that’s what I do. Her theme is woodlands, bears specifically.
The baby shower is later this month and knitting a blanket wasn’t going to happen so sewing something was quicker.
I bought this cute bear fabric (by Emma & Mila at Wal-Mart) and coordinating blues and grey for the top as well as some white tone-on-tone star fabric and star embossed grey minky.
The solid grey and pale teal blocks help transition between the two colors.
Machine sewn and quilted with an X secured the top and backing with a thin layer of batting between.
The finished quilt is 45 inches square. The back looks metallic but that’s just how the light reflected off the furry surface. I have more fabric left so I’m thinking of sewing a few accessories such as burp cloths and at least one box bag. Any other suggestions?
Most hotels offer hairdryers in their guest rooms. But many times when staying with family or friends, a hairdryer might not be available when you need it. So when Mr. Aitch and I traveled across the country this past summer, we bought a small hairdryer to take with us for those times when we didn’t stay in a hotel.
The hairdryer was attached to the wall in some hotels but some were in a cloth bag on or under the sink area. That gave me an idea for our “travel” hairdryer.
I made a simple drawstring bag to protect it in our suitcase and make it easy to find.
Two fat-quarters and a length of cotton cord later and I called it done.
Cotton for the outside and a piece of heavy flannel for the inside. French seams keep it neat (no exposed seams). A piece of batting sandwiched between the outer and inner fabrics and/or quilting would offer more padding but I didn’t think of it at the time.
This will stay in our guest bathroom when we’re home but can go with us at a moments notice.