from Marta with Love

Friends are the family you choose for yourself…

…says a very wise girl I know.  Such friends are worthy of some pretty righteous adoration, yes?  Well my way of showing that is by sewing gifts, so this year I made personalized clutches for 6 of my best gal pals.  I used Noodlehead’s go-to tutorial, just without boxing the corners.

Zip Pouches - from Marta with Love 02

For free-spirited, surfer beach babe, Ali:
Zip Pouch for Ali - from Marta with Love

Stylish, classy, and caring Andrea:
Zip Pouch for Andrea - from Marta with Love

Playful, feminine, kind-hearted Heather:
Zip Pouch for Heather - from Marta with Love

Outgoing, wise, and edgy Katie:
Zip Pouch for Katie - from Marta with Love

Navy-blue-loving, Kate-Spade-adoring, intellectual, and sassy Molly:
Zip Pouch for Molly - from Marta with Love

And last but never least, the fun-loving girlie comedian of my heart, Stacy:
Zip Pouch for Stacy - from Marta with Love

I love them all SO MUCH, and sewing for them warms my snowy Christmas heart.  Planning, choosing fabric, choosing zipper colors… the whole shebang.  I even remembered to put labels in all of them!  This is a big accomplishment for me.  I ALWAYS forget to label my quilts!

Gift pouches - from Marta with Love

And I’m not the only one of us who made gifts for us all.  Stacy made lovely felt rose hair clips and Heather made us all homemade soap and body scrub!  Not to mention the thoughtful gifts and goodies everyone else brought to our Saturday date at the Boulder Tea House.  Whether they be handmade or store-bought, they mean a lot just the same.  Merry Christmas to us!  We’re so fancy.

Christmas gifts

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  • Katie

    I’m so very blessed! Love you lots sweet sewer.

    December 27, 2012 at 6:13 am Reply
  • Carla

    What a bunch of beautiful ladies!

    December 27, 2012 at 7:31 am Reply
  • Wendy Somerville

    Beautiful idea Marta. May I ask where you have your labels done? Or do you do them yourself. ie From Marta with Love.

    December 27, 2012 at 8:43 am Reply
  • Phil

    How lucky you are to have such sweet friends so close.

    January 4, 2013 at 10:41 pm Reply
  • nicke

    and they are so very lucky to have you! xoxo

    January 20, 2013 at 2:31 pm Reply
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