Oh, look! I've stitched something without using the Amy Butler full moon polka dot in green. Shocking, I know. I was tempted, but I gave those green polkies a stare down and said not this time, my pretty. You march yourself right back to the shelves of love and take a break. I think I heard one of the polkies gasp. I will rise above this addiction...maybe.
I made these little wallets as Christmas gifts for my triplet girls, Emily, Becca, and Libbie. These little wallets were inspired by Pam's wallets at Sew Gracious . (Click on the link. Doesn't this wallet look cute in the green polkie? LOL!) She makes beautiful totes and wallets. Pop over and take a look, but do come back.
I'm also conquering my zip-aphobia. Until recently, I've been very scared of zippers. Not the zipper on my coat, or my jeans, or anything like that, but a zipper on a sewing project. With a little self-talk and a great tutorial from U-Handblog, I conquered my fear. I put a coin pocket with a zipper in these little wallets.
I knew that money and treasures would be lost if I didn't put a zipper in the wallet. I figured it was easier to learn to put a zipper in than to deal with the drama of a lost treasure. It really wasn't hard at all. Now I want to put zipper pockets in everything!
And this is totally off topic, but do you see that Barnes and Noble card? It reminded me of a Christmas gift I received from the girls. I think Mr. Handsome had something to do with it, too. Since Mr. Handsome and I chose not to exchange gifts this year, he won't admit to anything, but I know how these things work. Now back to what I was telling you...I am the proud owner of Anna Maria's new book, Seams To Me. Love it. I'm a lucky girl!