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All of my determination to have a low-stress, fully present holiday season have gone right out the window, it seems. I am leaving for Maine in less than 72 hours and still have many presents to purchase, wrap, and deliver (not to mention work projects to finish and other errands to run!).

I did have some nice sewing time on Sunday morning, though. I made two camera straps – the first one was meant for a gift, but I wasn’t happy with how it came out, so I’m keeping if for me and I made a second one. Then I made a coordinating zipper pouch, and then another happy little zippie! (Using my favorite Noodlehead open wide zipper pouch tutorial.) I am still not crazy about the camera straps (I’d like them to be narrower, but then the lens cap won’t fit in the little pocket!) but I love, love, love these zippies. I love the happy colors!

Handmade Christmas gifts | Janeylulu

Happy zippies| Janeylulu

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Blitzen Christmas quilt
Christmas Century of Progress quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 9
Started this week: 1
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress: 10

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

This week’s big finish is my Sidekick Tote (pattern by Noodlehead)! I love it! I made the small size, and it’s the perfect everyday purse for me. It feels very “fall.”

I’ve finished one more wonky star, and I’ve almost finished another one. I love these stars!

I’m leaving on a road trip to Seattle with my boyfriend on Sunday, and I’ve been making a bunch of zippies and a new Pad case for the trip. I made three coordinating zippies using Noodlehead’s “open wide zipper pouch” tutorial (although I sized some of them down because even the “small” is bigger than I really like!). I used some of my precious Field Study for them. My favorite is the one with the navy zipper and hot pink lining. Note: don’t skip the interfacing! I forgot for the largest one (the “small” size in the pattern) and it’s so floppy, I definitely prefer them with interfacing.

I started another zippie but this one is more improv. I think it’s going to look awesome.

And my iPad case design is blatantly inspired by One Shabby Chick’s beautiful cases with the typewriters. I am using her iPad case tutorial as well.

Lots of projects in the works! I love having time to sew!

Here’s the in-progress inventory (I’m only counting quilts, not small projects):

Quilt tops in progress:

Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Hope Valley drunkard’s path quilt
Secret solids quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for binding:

none

This week’s stats:

Last week’s count: 8
Started this week: 0
Completed this week: 0
Current works in progress – 8

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

My only finish this week was my little stripey boxed pouch. It was so quick and easy, I want to make some more. I love zipper pouches with boxed corners.

I’m almost done piecing the secret solids quilt top and I can’t wait to reveal it!

This week, I need to focus on finishing up the secret solids quilt and also the Central Park HST baby quilt because that baby is due this month! I am waiting to find out the gender of the baby before choosing the backing and binding, but I can finish up the quilt top before my friend’s baby is born.

Here’s the in-progress inventory:

Quilt tops in progress:

Secret solids quilt
Livy’s wonky stars quilt
Kieran’s robot quilt
Central Park HST baby quilt
Colorful log cabin quilt
Wonky nine-patch quilt

Completed quilt tops, waiting for quilting:

Delia’s Central Park log cabin quilt
Tattooed Ladies mini quilt

Small projects in progress:

Starburst Leftovers mug rug
Christmas mug rug
Ruby Star Rising zip pocket pouch
Poppy print makeup roll

This week’s stats:

Last week’s works in progress – 12
New projects – 1
Completed projects –  1
Current works in progress – 12

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I’ve been amassing a lot of zipper pouch tutorials on Pinterest lately (click here to see my board). I have all these strips left over from the secret solids project, so I decided to make a stripey boxed pouch using this tutorial. It’s nice and roomy and I love the colors! The solids are Kona Stone (my favorite neutral), Windsor (an awesome deep blue), and Deep Violet (the purple). The navy and aqua print is from Denyse Schmidt’s latest line at Jo-Anns, the purple and white print is of course from the Echo collection by Lotta Jansdotter, the peachy crosshatch is from Timeless Treasures (I think), and the lining is from Anna Maria Horner’s Innocent Crush line. I am on a major AMH kick.

The tutorial was very well done – easy to follow and it was a satisfyingly quick project! It would have been even quicker if I hadn’t quilted it so densely. If I could do it all over again (which I probably will), I’ll use a stiffer interfacing rather than batting to give the pouch a little more structure, and I’ll have the outer neutral stripes be wider so the colored stripes at either end aren’t almost cut off by the boxed corners.

The colors are a bit truer in this photo which was taken in natural lighting.

I’ve been super busy with Thanksgiving, traveling, and work, but I’ve managed to get a few hours of craftiness in!

My mom asked me to make her some little pouches to corral stuff in her purse. I picked out this Cloud Nine Pots and Jugs fabric for her because she and my dad used to live in Nigeria and she collected all kinds of beautiful African pottery while they were there! She wanted bright colors that she can easily spot within her purse – I think the turquoise with hot pink zippers will be pretty easy to spot!

I started making a table runner for my brother and sister-in-law with a scrappy Christmas tree motif, but I decided I loved the tree so much I’m making it into a mini quilt for myself! I’ll have to make them something else instead. I really had fun quilting this little guy (which is only about 10″ x 13″). My favorite part is the little bit of selvedge with the word “Deck the Halls” and a bunch of number dots!

I’ve also been working on a December Daily scrapbook/photo journal. I’m doing it mainly digitally, but will add some other stuff as well. I am using Ali Edwards’ digital templates to create a 6″ x 8″ album – the templates make it SUPER easy to easily crop photos to the right sizes and create pages quickly! (Although I always end up changing it – adding photos or removing some o the text that her templates come with. But it would be super quick if I stopped trying to change the templates!) Here’s a few of the pages I’ve done so far:

I haven’t done scrapbooking (digital or otherwise) in forever so it’s nice to get back to it!

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