Friday, January 25, 2013

12 Months of Christmas

Hello friends.  I have a different project for you today.  I was going to try this idea last year and life got in the way.  I kept the idea in the back of my head and I'm getting a start now.  Christmas can be such a busy time of year and some people can be hard to buy for.  Also, with a rather large extended family I usually run of time to make things in the weeks leading up to Christmas.  I decided to make a gift basket for each of our extended "families" and make something to go in them each month of the year.  I've been going through all the ideas I have found and picked one for January.  

I was browsing Pinterest (love that place) and found a link to this great little lined, zippered pouch.  Her directions are very clear and her pictures are very helpful.  Here's my first one:
This one is for my sister-in-law.  I really want to make things this year using the vast stash in my sewing room/studio.  The only things I had to buy for all 8 pouches was zippers.  I had all the fabric and the interfacing.  These are a great size and the seams on the inside are fully concealed, very professional looking.  I was hoping to have all 8 done by today but this week has been bitter cold and snowy.  I had my fabric cut out but had no intention of venturing out for zippers.  So after a long day of shopping and housework I put this one together in about 45 minutes.  I think I will work on more after I  mop the floors  ;)

I think that's about it.  I'll be back next month on the 25th with another project!  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs,



  1. This is wonderful and your is so pretty!! I have pinned the tut you shared. Great gift idea!!

  2. This is just beautiful, Michelle!! What a great and thoughtful gift idea!!

  3. Hi Michelle~ What a gorgeous little that fabric! Your family is so blessed to have you!