My dad is leaving for Poland in a couple days so I snapped to and made some small goodies for my two favorite people in the entire world: my sweet, classy, devoted grandma (“Babcia”) and my over-the-moon phenomenal, kind, hilarious, generous aunt, Jola (pronounced yo-la). I made them each a quilt last summer, so this year I scaled the gifts down quite a bit.
Pouch for Babcia
My first experiment in designing my own paper piecing pattern. A success!
Gave it an obligatory spritz of Coco inside. Sure, think it’s weird. But the ladies in my family are perfume lushes and appreciate this more than you know! Sends a little piece of me with the gift when I can’t deliver it myself.
Gathered clutch for Jola
Noodlehead tutorial. Made with tons of love (but you knew that).
Every flatteringly descriptive word in the dictionary combined wouldn’t do these women justice. When you get us together we’re a crazy bunch who stays up until 4 a.m. laughing our asses off while catching up on everything we missed since the last visit (actually it’s mostly my mom, my aunt and I who act like teenage girls. My grandma just observes as we make asses out of ourselves and either laughs or shakes her head but can’t leave the room either way. We often laugh at how cute she looks when she falls asleep in her chair, ’cause we’re mature like that). These nights make up some of my absolute best memories.
Lastly, lest we forget: dog stank eye.
Have a nice weekend 🙂
lovely gifts, and your dog is cracking me up!October 20, 2012 at 1:29 am
OH MY GOSH those are so cute! You have gone from making quilts to this! I will pay you to make me a little bit of a larger cosmetic bag! That way when people ask where I got it from I can say from a friend there’s not another one like it (yeah I’m special like that). And little bean bean with her stank eye! I miss her and the grumpy old man!October 20, 2012 at 1:49 am
Beautiful pouches, and I so ‘get’ the perfume thing! 🙂 The dogs are adorable and your photo captions are hilarious!October 20, 2012 at 5:09 am
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is terrifying! Love those pouches! Love those pooches!October 20, 2012 at 9:04 am
Love your gifts. I’m sure they will be much appreciated.October 20, 2012 at 9:08 am
I’d love to be a fly (or spider) on the wall with you and the women in your family. Beautiful work!October 21, 2012 at 8:17 am
Just when we think we’ve seen it all…these are awesome!! I second Amiee on the cosmetic bag idea. Great job, girl – they are sure to love them.October 22, 2012 at 10:48 am
Oooh I’d love a pouch with some coco spritzed inside 🙂 adorable pouches!October 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm
Marta, your pouches are adorable!! They are going to be much loved! But I gotta tell ya, the captions on your dog pictures just killed me!! Anyone with dogs knows how absolutely true they are! LOL! I’ve totally missed getting to go to the last 4 or 5 guild meetings 🙁 Wish they were closer so it wouldn’t be an all day thing!October 25, 2012 at 11:21 am