Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Roads for John

Pinterest is a time-suck for sure, but sometimes I find something completely irresistible.

I had to make these roads out of old jeans for John, since he loves playing with cars and trucks. I made them a little different than the ones I found on Pinterest. Mine are reversible, and I used yellow grosgrain ribbon for the stripes instead of paint. They're really durable, and I think they'll hold up well to toddler abuse. Time will tell.

Mom for the win!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Double Zip Wallet - a Noodlehead Pattern

It has been time to replace my beloved triple zip for far too long. Although it held up like a champ and is still technically functional, it's looking rather ratty. The amazing Triple Zip pattern is a free tutorial by A Quilter's Table. It's such a handy pouch, and it's a perfect gift. There are certainly more in my future. 

Triple Zip

I'm embarrassed to admit that I've had Noodlehead's Handmade Style book since the release, and I hadn't made any of the projects until yesterday. ALL of the patterns in the book are awesome. It's the best modern project book I've seen.

Double Zip Wallet

I decided to make the Double Zip Wallet to replace my Triple Zip. One thing I loved about the Triple Zip was having the three separate zip compartments to keep different essentials organized. It eliminated the need to carry an entire purse if I didn't want to.

Double Zip Wallet

Noodlehead's Double Zip Wallet is perfect. I still have a place for everything, with the added bonus of card slots.

Double Zip Wallet

True to Noodlehead form, the pattern is expertly written: clear and concise. I made the entire wallet yesterday morning. I certainly recommend this pattern. I can't wait to make other projects from the book!