Do It Yourself

Gift Overachiever – That’s me!

I love making birthday gifts for people. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

There is something about a homemade, personal gift that gets me every time. I also love to receive homemade gifts, so please feel free to send them my way.

I digress, this isn’t about me today.

Sew Can She is my absolute favorite website to find quick and easy tutorials for a variety of different projects. You name it, Sew Can She inspires you to tackle a new project with instructions readily available. As you already are familiar with the Flying Geese Tote is my new modern go to bag to make. I made one for myself about a month ago and love to use it for a variety of different things (work, baseball games, fabric store outings, etc.). I loved mine so much that I decided it would be the perfect gift for our sweet work intern, who has become a near and dear friend. She just turned 21 and is leaving the voyager for the summer to oversee her own research. Being so smart and intelligent, she needs a modern bag to keep up stuff organized.

After making a quick trip to Hobby Lobby (I need to invest in stock with them), I had the opportunity to hang out with my favorite lady boy – Indigo LaRue. David was kind enough to be my

How adorable is that tote bag?! I mean really?!?! I cannot get enough of this easy to make tote that is much bigger in person that the picture. I am so happy with this birthday gift and cannot wait to give it to her!

On another note, a request was made for basic sewing lessons via this blog. I’m all about requests, so this summer I’ll be adding that to the queue of Ware is the Vodka?!?

So excited for the blog and all the fun opportunities that I’m embarking on!

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  • Reply Amanda

    I looooove getting/making/giving gifts! Even if it’s something small, when you have something that you know will be just perfect for someone else, it’s the best feeling! 😀

    May 29, 2014 at 8:17 pm
  • Reply Heather Harmon (@heatherharmon_)

    Homemade gifts are the best! And you have the best eye for fabrics to make them work together. I can’t wait for the basic sewing lessons 🙂

    June 1, 2014 at 1:08 pm
  • Reply Angela Williamson

    Handmade gifts are the BEST…and clearly, you’ve got that down!!!!! LOVE the tote!! Truly, who wouldn’t absolutely love receiving one of those??!

    June 8, 2014 at 11:16 pm
    • Reply Sevi

      I can honestly say that she loved it. She also had no clue that she got to keep the bag! It was pretty comical!

      June 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

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