A Handmade Christmas

An Ipad cover turned makeup bag:

I really liked the shape of the Ipad cover (it looks like an envelope!), but I wanted something a little smaller in size.  It turned out much better than I expected.  And the cute little tag was a free download from Creature Comforts.

Tote Bags:

I completely forgot to post about Renske's minimalist tote bag I made with Valerie a few weeks ago (check out her cute tote)!  Another fun project and our husbands got the opportunity to get the hand drills out.  I had a lot of fun making my bag that I decided to make 2 more for Christmas gifts.  I used a couple fun patterns for the inside liners, but continued with the white canvas for the outside and brown fabric as the base. 

And the first handmade gift I already posted was received with a huge smile.  She was mostly excited about the POCKETS.  Who isn't?


  1. this tote is fantastic :) i absolutely love it! i can see why it was such a hit for gifts...handmade is always the best!

    hope you have a great week lovely lady!


  2. AH! I LOVE both! That pattern is so bright and fun! :)

  3. Kendra,
    Seriously, that makeup bag is adorable! And I already told Val I loved the totes and wanted one for myself (I think they'd be a GREAT book bag in Australia, don't you?!)

    Look at the stylish-little-sewer you have become!

  4. L-O-V-E the tote!! So cute and useful!! Your the best little seamstress ;)