Happy Friday, friends! So…I’ve been posting sewn outfits regularly on Fridays for the last few months, which I love doing because it’s a great way to end the week, but I’m going to start switching things around here. Goodbye Happy Friday reveals, and hello Monday outfits! I’m pretty excited about the next handmade ensemble –it’s for a Christmas Eve Eve party we’re going to on Sunday, and I want it to be a bit dressy.
Instead of Japanese pattern garments, I have monogram keychains for you today. Made out of silver pleather, I thought they would be fabulous. Well, they’re pretty cool, but still a little flimsy for my taste — perhaps taking only 10 minutes apiece is an indicator that I need to work on these a little more. But they’re almost there, and they look pretty in these photos, I think.
The “S” and “I” are for neighbor friends, who are like sisters to K. They are a year older than K and though not super girly, they would definitely appreciate some silver pleather. Once I have the kinks worked out, I’ll post a little tutorial. They are so easy to make! K thinks they are the bee’s knees.
The week doesn’t feel complete without showcasing some kind of sewing project, so here’s the much adored pink penguin backpack I made last year. K used this for summer camp, and let me tell you, it was a sensation. I had several girls asking me if I would make them one too.
I can’t believe Christmas is next Tuesday! I will be sewing until the last second, I believe…I haven’t even gotten all the supplies for the tipi I planned to make. Ah, it reminds me of college and cramming for exams the night before. I was known as the queen of all-nighters, but I hope it doesn’t come to that. Have a merry weekend, all!