I did a bit of sewing around the Christmas time. I found this cute pattern and tutorial on line for a gathered zipper clutch wallet and tried it out.... it was pretty easy. So, I made a few of them for gifts. I made one for my Christmas bunco gift exchange, one for Williams primary teacher, one for each of the two Christmas baskets I put together for my inactive sisters I visit, one for my "old neighbor" and one to go with the purse I made for my other "old neighbor"! Phew. I sewed a purse that is almost identical to the one I made myself for a friend. It was a request from her husband, who works with Billy, and a surprise for her. So cute. He saw my bag one day and was super impressed and said how much his wife, Katie, would be stoked on a bag just like it. I was happy to make it for him to give to her.
Last, I made a little diaper carrier and matching wipey case for my sister in law who is expecting a baby boy in April. I made one of these for my friend in Hawaii this last summer when she had her first and I thought it was so great that I made one for myself too. I love it and find it super useful. Especially now that the boys are older and I don't want to carry around a huge diaper bag anymore.
I really do enjoy sewing and I have quite the stash of fabric to just go for it, so why not, right. Now if I could just get motivated to conquer the mending pile! :)