Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Let the Panic begin!

At this time of year I get in a complete panic when it comes to thinking about Christmas. 

I have the small matter of all the others in the house having birthdays within a week of each other starting this weekend.  List writing goes into overdrive!

Today, to try to get something ticked off the Birthday list, I did some satisfying sewing for the girls. 

They had selected their own fabrics for a 'bag' each, which I said I would make for them.  But sneaky Mama instead turned them into Leap Pad cases. 

They have been going on and on and on about having Leap Pads, so we have told them that they would have to wait and see what Father Christmas is bringing; but only 3 more sleeps and they will find out!


I found this brilliant tutorial last night, and made this pair in a couple of hours this morning; and that included a lot of cutting pieces; I hate cutting.

A big zip pocket for extra games, Velcro to close, no fiddly buttons, nice flannel lining and fingers and toes crossed, once the consoles are out of their vacuum packed packaging, they will fit!

Next!

29 comments:

  1. those are fab! Clever you :-)

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  2. They are going to love those, and what is in them.

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  3. that is my friend bonnies tutorial! she is so great as are these! super cute! love that ballerina fabric!

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  4. Oh I love cutting! It's the zip that would kill me. Really love these cases and they will make excellent birthday presents. I never did find that ballerina print despite numerous Google searches - hopefully one day they will reprint it.

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  5. Love those and the fact that your girls have very different taste in fabrics xx

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  6. Lucky ladies! I am sure they will get great value and fun from these. Gorgeous cases for them!

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  7. That is unfortunate to have all those birthdays close together, we have an 8yr old one tomorrow - she asked if she could get up at 5:00 - the time she was born, I don't think so! She is not getting any sewn presents this time - my excuse? none requested! Have a great time celebrating. x

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  8. I love that piggy print fabric, what is it? Like Mary I didn't do any sewn presents last week and probably will not for Christmas unless they ask-because I'm being selfish like that right now and want to just make things for myself!

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  9. Is there anything you can't make a bag/pouch for ! ;)
    These are brilliant. Lucky girls.

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  10. Great idea for electronic gadgets! Jxo

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  11. The requests in this house are few and far between! Your pouches are adorable! Hope the excitement isn't too much for them! Poor Father Christmas must be feeling a little left out now! Better make home something too! :)

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  12. Lovely :-) I'll bet they'll be chuffed to bits!

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  13. Cute! And sneaky! I have pretty much my entire family's birthdays between Dec 6-Jan 10. Mum, dad, sis, nephew. Brother-in-law has a respectable October birthday and I, downright sensible August one. November is pushing it into crazy-town territory. :-) I understand the harriness. Good luck!

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  14. The bags are lovely but do they have to wait till Christmas for the machines to go in them?

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  15. Not sure what Leap Pads are but the cases look pretty cool!

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  16. Cool but now you'll have to put up with is it Christmas yet .....until it is of course!

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  17. Fab, that isn't *brown* I see on non-ballet twin's case is it?

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  18. I've never heard of a leap pad, but i'm sure they'll love them, and the bags!

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  19. Lovelu cases! I'm sure the girls will be thrilled.

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  20. These are fab. I almost want a leap pad myself for the excuse for a case like these! :-)

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  21. Beautiful pouches, and you have given me an idea for Z's Christmas...might stop him nicking our phones all the time!

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  22. How fun! They must be super excited! Loving the bags - they have great taste in fabric :)

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  23. you are a sneaky mama. Great idea for the kids. Leap Pad is a wonderful learning device

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  24. i had never heard of leap pads till seeing this .............opened up my paper this morning seems like leap pads are everywhere !!!!
    the bags are gorgeous !!

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  25. i had never heard of leap pads till seeing this .............opened up my paper this morning seems like leap pads are everywhere !!!!
    the bags are gorgeous !!

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