I'm getting a late start this year, admittedly, but I couldn't let the start of the advent season go by without making at least a few gifts. I used it as an excuse to make some frame purses after falling hard for so many by Kelly. While I didn't get to take her class at Sewing Summit, I did follow the links she graciously posted on her blog to the tutorial and etsy source for materials. If you're at all curious, you should try them out. They are quick and easy to customize. I made one with the basic template which has a flare at the base.
Instagram shots before gifting it. That was my favorite method, and it was fun to use so many treasured scraps.
I found a little time to make the Idea Pouch by Michelle Patterns with some Washi fabric I have been saving. This project backfired though, since I like it so much I need to keep it.