I make them every year it seems – the Pieced Pouch, full of color yet sophisticated enough for anyone to carry or use. It is my very favorite gift to sew for anyone – teachers, friends, family. Now I’m wishing I’d sewn a dozen since these are all spoken for!http://traffic.libsyn.com/quiltcast/Quiltcast.060.mp3

I love Kaufmans Essex Yarn dyed in black for these pouches. It adds texture and depth without quilting or too much pattern. The prints are from Alison Glass, and zippers from Zipit on etsy. A pattern has been requested a few times already, I’ll be getting that together in the new year.

Fat Quarter Table Runners - AmysCreativeSide.com

Table runners always make their way to the top of my list to sew for others too. The top runner is made from left over bits from a quilt I made earlier this year, all the extra bits had already been sewn into half-square triangles, I just needed to press, and make a top. The remaining three were sewn from fat quarters of Gardenvale, which will be out in April. I used simple 4 1/2″ and 7″ squares to piece them. Lots of fun! Also, I bound them all by machine – since they will be washed often, it’s a little more stable, and I like that, especially when giving it away.

Second Grade Snowmen - AmysCreativeSide.com

My final project, wasn’t sewn, but is creative! I had looked through some ideas on pinterest with my boy earlier in the week, for gift ideas for his class. We decided to wrap hershey bars, to look like snowmen. Instead of drawing them with a sharpie, I decided to put a quick printable together for myself! Owen did the cutting and added his name, but at 7 wrapping is not his forte. Thankfully there’s just 18 in his class! Click HERE for a free download, to make your own!

Next week the kiddos are out of school – and we will be baking up a storm.

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