In no particular order, here are a bunch of small things I've puttered with since before Xmas. Some for gifts, some just to use up fabric - or both! 😎
Drink coasters: experimenting with ways to use up T-shirt remains and playing with my embroidery machine. These are just a few of many that have gone out as gifts.
Three sizes of "Open Wide Pouches". Using up fabric. I've given many way. Those that are not claimed by friends/family will be donated to the next Ujamaa Grandma's bag sale.
Above and below: grocery shopping bags - above the carry home bag, below, produce bags. All reusable, all washable. Most given to family/friends.
My nephew, Tedman, is a welder. He mentioned one time about welding beanies. I had no idea what they were but then, as if by magic, another sewing friend posted pix she had of welding beanies she made. So I asked her about the pattern and it turns out it was her own design. She very kindly shared it with me and I made Tedman the first beanie (above). Thereafter, every time I talked to him he mentioned how he loved it and how much better than his purchased ones. So I made him three more. Apparently they like colourful fabric and the welders compete - who has the most interesting beanie. Ted asked for Hawaiian, for example (far right). The other fabric I had and thought it would be good for beanies. He tells me he loves these ones, too.
Below: I made Lisa, my daughter-in-law's mom, a little carry thing for her phone/cards/keys/cash. This was the experimental version but she loves it so no need to do another one. I hacked UhOh Creations Buddy ID pattern for this.
With the outbreak of Covid-19, Alberta sewing people started making scrubs laundry bags for front line health care workers (above). Another great use for "ugly" fabric. The call went out and I got a pile of fabric from my quilt making friends. I gave much of it to other sewing people, but kept enough, plus used some of my own, to make 89 bags. My bags all went to Foothills Hospital staff.
I also made 78 face masks and gave them to family/friends (below).
And I really hope we are out of this pandemic lock down soon. But it has given me a bit more time to finally get around to a blog update. OK - several updates! Stay well!