I’ve been busily creating gifts for friends and family but I’ve also been making for those close to those I love. Cancer took one of my old friends earlier this year and left his family without their bread-winner and lots of medical debt. To help ease a small bit of the burden I reached out to his widow and asked if she needed anything for the holidays. I also asked if she needed anything for the kids. She replied with different things that the kids were interested in so that gave me a good starting point.
But first I had to make something just for her. I’m sure her daughter will end up with it but it’s the thought that counts, right? I chose the ever popular Sew Together Bag by Sew Demented. I went with a butterfly theme in cerise and grey. That crosshatch is from the Reel Time line by Zen Chic and I think I need tons of it in my stash. I used a butterfly print inside the pockets with grey and cerise for the bag linings. For her son, a Batman loving soul, I chose the Lego Batman pattern by Kristy of Quiet Play. I also downloaded Robin. Both are free patterns on Craftsy. Just Batman by himself looks awesome. Then I added Robin and a free Batman symbol from Fandom in Stitches to make a long pillow. It looks wonderful with the Batman sleeping bag that I got at a super good price at a local Pottery Barn outlet store. For her daughter I am thinking along the lines of fairies and dragonflies. It’s all still brewing in my head.
In the meantime, I have this fabulousness that will become another Sew Together Bag.
Peanuts!!! I found it all at an Etsy shop called Warm Kitty Quilts. Delivery was super fast so I was able to make this sweet key fob after I finished the Batman pillow.