The Jedi Penguins! Another chance to enter the giveaway

The Jedi Penguins!  Another chance to enter the giveaway

Do you all see the Penguins made by Amanda of Jedi Craft Girl last friday?  Love them!   Thank you so much to Amanda for participating in the Gingercake Holiday Gifts Sewing Series.  You can read more about her cute penguin pair by visiting the Jedi Craft Girl Blog.  She made these gifts using the very popular Annie’s Penguin Pillow Pattern. I have never tried to use minky before at the belly but it looks so soft!  She used a basting...

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Adventurer Waste Free Lunch Bag

Adventurer Waste Free Lunch Bag

My kids really wanted to keep this lunch box for themselves.  “OOOOHHHH.  It’s so different!  Like a picture on your lunch bag!  So So cute.”  That was from my 11 year old daughter.  But, alas, this lunch box is going down to Atlanta GA to be with the other things sewn for Blend Fabrics Quilt Market Booth. This adorable fabric is The Adventurers Collection by Cori Dantini for Blend Fabrics.  The panels are really really cute...

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MAN time: Day off Backpack for my man…

MAN time:  Day off Backpack for my man…

Honestly, my husband might have asked me to make him a backpack to take to work about 5 years ago.  FIVE YEARS!   But I still get the credit for finally making him one!  He rides his bike to work in the summer and need something to take his change of clothes in.  He is pleased to have his own Day Off Backpack (even though he will be using it for work days!).  The only one without a backpack now is my 7 year old son, so expect some cute boy...

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Sweet KM makes a modern awesome Love Your Lunch Box

Sweet KM makes a modern awesome Love Your Lunch Box

Kristi is a personal friend of mine and she is truly as cool and creative in person as she is on her her blog Sweet KM.  She is also a contributor to KCW this time around!  She made this Love Your Lunch Box for her son and it is awesome!  Go check out her blog to learn how she dyed this fabric herself AND leave a blog comment for a chance to win a lunch bag pattern for...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Endlessly inspired sews a Waste Free Tote!

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Endlessly inspired sews a Waste Free Tote!

The sewing inspiration continues!   Jennifer Young of Endlessly Inspired brought her sewing machine out of the closet and sewed up an adorable Waste Free Lunch Bag for her 2 year old.  Jenn's blog is more about crafting and parenting than sewing, but we may make her into a convert after this adorable creation!  She can do it all!  Head over to Endlessly Inspired to see more of her cute bag and leave a comment...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: By Mary sews a vintage inspired Owl Bag!

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  By Mary sews a vintage inspired Owl Bag!

Today we have Mary Emmens sewing up a really fun Lola Owl Bag.  Mary has sewn up several of my patterns in the past and I always admire her beautiful attention to detail and vintage style.  Her quilting and piecing are amazing!  If you are a quilter, you need to start following her blog!  Mary sewed up a great looking owl bag from the Lola Owl Pillow sewing pattern.  Head over to her blog to see the details and...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Lego Lunch Box from Girl Like the Sea

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Lego Lunch Box from Girl Like the Sea

I am having so much fun with this sewing series!  Today we have Tara Fauls from Girl Like the Sea.  Her blog is fresh, natural, a little bit funky.  I have really enjoyed looking at all her sewing lately!  Tara is crazy talented.   She made the coolest lego Love Your Lunch Box pattern for her husband.  Go over to her blog and check it out!  Leave a comment for a chance to win your own copy of the the...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: If Only They Would Nap sews her boy a Penguin

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  If Only They Would Nap sews her boy a Penguin

You may not even know that I have a boy in my house with all the girly things I show here on my blog.  But today's sewing guest is all about boys and she does a beautiful job.  Jess of If Only they would nap has FOUR boys and she is all about stitching up fun and unique things for her little guys.  She chose to make an Annie's Penguin for her lower middle (I can say that because I have a lower middle too!).  Go...

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Holiday Gifts Sewing Series: Skirt as Top sews for her Spider Man Lover!

Holiday Gifts Sewing Series:  Skirt as Top sews for her Spider Man Lover!

I was so happy that Kristin from Skirt as Top agreed to be part of my handmade gifts series!  She is so stylish and talented!  Her kids clothes have so much personality and I knew she would create something unique and useful.  I love the bag she made for her little man-  a great take on the Love your Lunch Box!  Head over to her blog so see more pics of the bag and leave a comment for a chance to win the Love...

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One for the Boy…

One for the Boy…

My poor boy.  His sisters get new stuff from Mom all the time but the last time we went somewhere, he had to pack his stuff in a reusable grocery bag!  If you have a boy, you will know that they just don't seem to care about that kind of stuff.  At all.  They care a lot if their sisters get more bacon than them on their breakfast plate, but not so much about sisters getting new handmade clothes or duffle bags....

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Cal’s backpack

Cal’s backpack

When I picked up Cal from preschool on Tuesday he actually asked me to make him a backpack. WHAT??  He is not interested in my sewing for the most part- except actually the machine itself.  He likes that a lot!  So we came home and I fawned all over him and we chose fabrics together (aka I picked out the fabrics and he happily agreed).  In a couple hours we had a cute backpack!  This morning, we walked the girls to...

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Hooped Valentines

Hooped Valentines

Whenever I see embroidery hoops at the thrift store, i gather them up in my basket.  They are addictive!  I have too many now and it is time to start using them up.  I thought Valentine's day would be the perfect time to get started! These are on our stocking nails which I thought was the perfect place.  The idea began as just hearts with fun fabrics and I could practice my embroidery stitches.  I then changed...

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This little boy doesn’t care about sewing equality for all…

This little boy doesn’t care about sewing equality for all…

I know I am not the only one to say this, but I almost never sew for boys.  I get requests to make things for boys and I kinda cringe since I know I will have to search and search through my fabrics to find something that is boyish enough and not ugly or boring.  Usually I just say no, but about 2 weeks ago, 2 different people requested items made for boys.  AH HA!  An opportunity to buy fabric!  I  bought...

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Recovering from the Christmas Coma

Recovering from the Christmas Coma

I always feel like I am in a coma on the day after christmas and sometimes it spills into the days following Christmas.  This year I stared off into space and watched movies on the couch with kids for 2 days and finally snapped out of it last night.  Whew!  I was a little concerned for myself.  Dishes piled up, wrapping paper still around, toy pieces everywhere.  Miss Santa may have been experiencing some...

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