Friday, January 21, 2011

Handmade Accessories

I had been working on a few coordinating pieces for a birthday present for my amazing sister in law, but couldn't post them until she opened them.  She opened them this morning, so I can finally post pics!  I sure hope she likes them!  And a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my great sister in law Kaitlyn!
First I made a gathered zipper pouch with a large rosette.  I got the tutorial for this pouch from Noodlehead.
Here's a shot of the inside:
I also made a checkbook cover with a ruffled accent (Wanna make one of your own? See my tutorial here).
And here's an inside shot:

Here's the wallet (for a tutorial on how to make this see here):

And a shot of the inside.  This was my first attempt at using the zig zag stitch, as you can tell I need some practice.

I also made some rosette bobby pins (if you want to see the tutorial to make them see here).


38 comments:

  1. Those are adorable! I bet she loved them! The fabric you used is fabulous! Thanks so much for linking up! Always nice to see a new face! :)

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  2. Everything is so cute! Your zig-zag stich isn't bad at all! I'm going to check out some of your tutorials and maybe make something for myself :)

    Thanks for sharing in FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'll claim you for my sister-in-law if it means I'd get great gifts like these! (smile)
    Seriously, these are beautiful - you did a great job....and thanks for sharing the tutorials for everything as well!

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  4. ooh... my b-day is coming up ;) SUPER CUTE!

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  5. Katie - This is a great set - fantastic job! I love the fabric combination - very pretty! Visiting from BNOTP - hope you have a wonderful week! Stephanie Lynn

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  6. Nice job - I love the fabrics and the rosette is really cool. Going to check out your tutorials!

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  7. Visiting from Sundae Scoop Linky... And your newest follower... Love your fabric choices, how cute!

    Look forward to seeing what you show to inspire me and would love for you to follow me along as well!

    Tara
    www.fabulesslycrafty.blogspot.com

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  8. I bet she loved it! I still need to try my hand at a cute ruffly zipper pouch. Thanks for the nice comments.

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  9. These are great, anyone would love to receive them!

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  10. These are adorable! I love the fabric! What a great gift : )

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  11. I LOVE these! Have to admit, it was the fabric that piqued my interest!

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  12. These are great! I hope she loved them. And I like your zig-zag stitch. Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

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  13. Oh my stars! Those are awesome! I took the fb "pledge" to send out homemade items to 5 of my friends and I'm thinking your tutorial just might help me do that! Thanks for sharing. They look amazing!
    Btw, I found you over at Sassy Sites T2T. New follower of your blog!

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  14. Visiting from Rook No. 17th blog. So cute!

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  15. Katie,
    This is Katie (also) from www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com I'm actually not that far from you in Eastern Wa (Tri-Cites). You're blog creations are great!

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  16. Love it! I need to make some things like this for my purse...it's a cluttered mess.

    Come link up http://gigglesglitzandglam.blogspot.com/2011/01/glam-party-12.html

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  17. Great job! I love the fabric you chose too :)

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  18. I love the black and white with the touch of green. Very pretty!

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  19. Thanks for linking up at my blog bash K.I.S.S=Keep It Simple Sunday, I appreciate your creativity.

    http://thetatteredtag.blogspot.com

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  20. Super cute!! I really need to make myself a new wallet! I'd love for you to link up to my new linky party, Tute {Yourself} Tuesday.
    LittleEme.blogspot.com

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  21. Fantastic idea - looks really neat. Look forward to checking out more great ideas and tutorials on your blog
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

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  22. I've given you the stylish blogger award:)

    http://pinkcalaveras.blogspot.com/2011/01/stylish-blogger-award.html

    ur blog is so cute!

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  23. Very cute, and I love the colors! I'm sure she loved the gift!

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  24. Those look amazing! I love the fabric choices. Thanks for linking up to my party!

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  25. Love love love the zipper pouch with Large rosette. These look incredible. Great work!

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  26. These are beautiful! I want to try and make all of them. :) Thanks for posting tutorials too...I want my sister in law to make me something like this!!! I bet she was so excited!

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  27. Super cute! I like the colors/pattern you chose!

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  28. Love this!
    Just wanted to let you know I gave you a blogger award.
    http://bloominghomestead.blogspot.com/2011/01/awards.html

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  29. So cute! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be trying these!

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  30. Very nice! I love the prints. Thanks for linking up!

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  31. I am sure your sister-in-law loved her lovely handmade with love gift!

    thanks for sharing and linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have in store this week!

    http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com

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  32. Katie, you have a fabulous eye for color, design and detail! Your projects add so much quality and value to "A Little Birdie Told Me..." on Tuesdays, and I just can't thank you enough for always being a part of it!

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  33. What a lucky sister in law! I love those fabrics together! I'll be featuring you tomorrow at My Backyard Eden. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Zig zags are tough! These look adorable!

    Thanks for linking up to Creative Juice last week.

    FYI: Creative Juice is on hiatus until the week of Valentine's Day because of The Beat the Winter Blues Party.

    If you have any cool photo project you'd like to link up...stop by!

    http://momnivoresdilemma.blogspot.com/2011/02/beat-winter-blues-tackle-those.html

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  35. What a great gift! I love the fabrics you used! :)

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  36. I want to be your sister in law!! (: sooo cute!
    thanks for linkin up! xoxo

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  37. These are beautiful! The other night, I made some fabric flowers just because... now I have a few ideas for what to do with them. Thanks for the inspiration!

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