Happy Holidays!!! I hope you and yours have had a wonderful holiday season. Our house has been full of fun and joy. My boys were definitely into Christmas this year. It was awesome!
This year, I went pretty light on the crafty gifts. I did make a few things, however, including these cute wristlets:
I used the "Perfect Zip Bags" pattern from Elizabeth Hartman of Oh, Fransson! and made style "C"-- the version that can stand upright.
Well-illustrated with clear, concise directions, the instructions were great. My only quibble is that they involve a bit of navigation. If you go to the page where the "C" style bag instructions begin, it only gives you cutting instructions for the bag itself and informs you to go back and figure out what other pieces you need to cut based on style choices you can make (e.g., zipper, style of handle). So before I started, I made a list of the pieces I needed to cut. Just that little bit of pre-planning definitely made the process go more smoothly. But still, the flipping back and forth took a little bit of extra patience.
I especially appreciated the detailed zipper instructions. Insertion worked like a charm! Yay!
Then, of course, I filled them with goodies:
Those worked out so well, that I went ahead and made a couple more. This time though, I chose to skip the patchwork element and just go with one fabric for the exterior (time was of the essence at this point!).
Making these is kind of addictive! I'm sure I'll find more reasons to make some soon.