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May 22, 2020
A finish quilt - Sky! from Espritpatch

After my "quilting marathon", this week has been a lot less productive in a way... but I am happy to report that one of the 5 quilts is now completely finished and ready to be gifted.

Sky was my One monthly goal for May as I wanted to gift it to our neighbour for his 70th birthday next week.

I made this quilt from the pile of long forgotten blue blocks that I "discovered" early April when I went through a few drawers in my sewing room. 

The backing fabric was a leftover piece from another quilt, which turned out ...

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February 12, 2020
Horse time from Espritpatch

Late last month I picked up my abandoned passport pieced horse from a pattern by Tartan Kiwi, with the hope to finish it for my daughter's birthday. Well I'm glad to say that having a deadline once more helped to keep me focused. The horse is finished and gifted! Yeah

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January 29, 2020
A late Christmas present from Espritpatch

I had planned to make a new pair of pyjamas for my hubby for Christmas but time ran out before I even got started. I had bought some really soft brushed cotton fabric from Fabrics Galore during Black Friday sale to make the Eastwood pyjama bottom by Thread Theory and also some plain black jersey to make the Berlin tee by Toby K pattern as a top. I used both before for a PJ and they work perfectly.

I finally got around to cut the pieces earlier this month and at the weekend I sat with my overlocker to construct ...

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January 5, 2020
Reusable gift bags from Espritpatch

In November, Sunflower Stitcheries started a sew along was started to make some reusable gift bags. I was of course planning to make some but never made any during the sew along.

Finally I made some a few days before Christmas. I only managed 9 but that's a start for a waste free Christmas. Once cut out, they were really fast to make on the overlocker.

The kids liked them too!

Linking to Whoop Whoop Friday.


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December 26, 2019
Hand made Christmas presents from Espritpatch

The open wide pouch is such a versatile pattern, I'm not sure how many I have made to date but it's often one of my go-to pattern.

Anyway I needed a few to complete some Christmas presents.

I made 2 that I filled with shaving products

And one for a teenage girl for her make up.

3 more OPAM and one more for my Q4 FAL list
Linking to Wednesday Wait LossMidweek MakersWhoop Whoop Friday


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December 25, 2019
Glasses cases from Espritpatch

Last minute little presents for my friends. I was planning more than a simple sunglasses case but in the end, I ran out of time.

4 in similar colour way with different ribbons.
4 OPAM and more for my Q4 FAL list.


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December 20, 2019
Open wide pouch from Espritpatch

I'm not sure how this is possible but December it's flying even faster than any other month. I hardly had time to sew. Earlier in the month, between my last 2 trips to the US, I found a little time to squeeze an orb wide pouch that I wanted to gift to one of my work colleague who had shown such an interest in my sewing.

I used Noodlehead's free pattern and some faux leather from my stash.

And just in time to fly to Washington, I had one pouch to gift.

One OPAM for December and ...

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November 25, 2019
Sunglasses pouches - take 2 from Espritpatch

I made another batch of sunglasses pouches for my friend's craft market that was on yesterday. I finished them all about a week ago before I went away for a business trip (again) but never had time to blog about them yet!

A few more diverse colours this time

But still the same lovely pattern!
More OPAM for this week and more for my Q4 FAL list

Linking to Wednesday Wait LossMidweek MakersNeedle and Thread ThursdayWhoop Whoop Friday


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November 13, 2019
Reusable make up removal pads from Espritpatch

Reusable, eco-friendly is trendy at the moment (and rightly so, there is so much unnecessary waste everywhere) that I also jumped on the trend. I saw some lovely ideas on IG that inspired me to make some too.

Still with the idea of making things to make for the fair, I found some of my mini charm packs and bought some flannels that I cut in 2.5' squares, overlocked the 2 together all the way around and very quickly I had a little stack of make up remover pads.
I also bought some very thin cotton muslin and pipping ...

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November 12, 2019
Sunglasses pouches from Espritpatch

A little while ago, I offered to one of my friend to make a few sunglasses pouches for a fundraising fair that she'll be doing at the end of November.  And of course, time is flying by and I hadn't made much progress... last weekend I finally picked up the ones I had cut in October ready to be assembled and went ahead. 

And during the week, I spent some time knotting and burying the threads (you can't backstitch on faux leather really). I also made the slits for the ribbon. 
And after a few days, I ...

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