Monday, December 19, 2011

What the?

So, all of a sudden it's Christmas? My mother was right--don't blink. I've been busy getting ready for Christmas while working my tootsies off at school. I'm happy to report that I've finished my Christmas sewing, and I'm a doctoral candidate. finally! and finally!

I made peek-a-boo bags for everyone on my Christmas list. These pouches are highly addictive and after some pattern finagling, pretty darn quick! They measure about 9 X 10 flat, with a vinyl window. I made tissue holders with the leftover fabrics--that's what you see inside the bags here.

I also made a few stockings using a fabulous free pattern from fabricworm; I will throw in a pic of my favorite one--bras and pink polka dots.
One for Mom and the other for her sister, my Aunt Bunnie (being sisters, I had to make them exactly alike, don't you think?)

One for my Aunt Maureen and the other for my boss Sonya--both dog lovers (click on the pic, this print is too cute!)

One for my sister Jen and the other for me!

a matching stocking for Jen--she's going to get a kick out of this!!

HaPpY HoLiDaYs!
May the coming year be full of happiness, laughter, prosperity, balance, and plenty of Chinese takeout!

UPDATE: I will be doing a tutorial for a bag similar to this over at Madame Samm's on February 8th!


  1. Those peek a boo bags are too cute! Got a total kick out of the bra fabric, I remember you telling me you were making your sister a bra stocking but this is cuter then what I had in mind, she's going to love it.

  2. Nicely done, Madame Ph.D. candidate. WOOHOOOOO!!! The bags aren't too shabby either. That puppy print is a hoot!

  3. Yay for you and the doctoral candidacy. Fabulous Duff! That is just wonderful.
    Cute bags too. Merry Christmas to you my friend!

  4. Oh wow school, doctorate and has time to sew...such pretty bags rock my dear..
    May this season shine its brightness on you...
    my best mdm samm

  5. Very cute bags! Love the pink bras, too. :o)
    Congrats on being a doctoral candidate. WOW!!
    Merry Christmas, Duff and a very Happy New Year!
    Hugs, Deborah

  6. Congrats on being a doctoral candidate! My friend is currently pursuing her second master's and delighted about the fact that the university also has a doctoral program that moves on from her master's program.

    The peek-a-boo bags are adorable! I just went and ordered the pattern! I love making bags and I can just see that these will make perfect gifts for Christmas next year!

    Hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. Congratulations on becoming a doctoral candidate!

    Love the bags - the brassiere frabric is adorable.

  8. congrats! those peek a boo bags look awesome! great fabric choices too.

  9. The bags turned out great. I know, they are totally addicting.


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