Gifty Things


Hmmm…. what is a gifty thing?  Well anything really, but here is where I’ve put things that don’t fit in the other categories… like Tater Bakers. They make a great gift when personalized or otherwise, but they are not exactly a bag, but sort of. And they are quilted too. Hmmm. And you can stuff them, so maybe they really are stufties.  I will have to think about this lots more. Anyway, here are some gifty things. Including Tater Bakers.

Baskets…. as in, one can never have too many. These are fabric, not exactly quilted, but have a batting type lining that gives them body. I made a banana basket (naturally) for my sewing room and then got carried away with others for gifts…. and well received by my friends. Personalized is nice, but not necessary. I will make hundreds more for sure.

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Kids Reading Pillows: I gave these to some special friends with a novel inserted in the little pockets. Pillows are 18″ x 18″ so nice and big and soft when covered in fleece or flannel or both. I made 8 in total for 2016 christmas gifts.

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Garden Flags…. for my friend Anne who has a cottage in the woods… these flags have a velcro strip for attaching additional signage…. oh, I had fun with these. Garden Flag.jpg    Garden Flag 2.jpg

A quilty sign for my friend’s new craft/sewing room

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My husband says these Kleenex box covers are for old people, but I say phooey to that and so do my 6 yr old friends who asked for these ( and they make awesome Barbie sofas)

Memory pillow, made from Micheal’s shirt, for his sister ( a request from a work colleague who lost her son in a tragic labour accident)


A Fishy pillow ….. This is special: Ben’s beloved fish dies and he wrote a touching poem shortly after. I copied the paper and drawing, printed it to cloth and made this memorial pillow for him for Christmas 2015. He loved it. That’s Comet in the tank…living on forever. 🙂

Kid’s apron

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Notebook cover: this one is made entirely of selvedges!


Pencil cases

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Tooth fairy pillows make great gifts. These next 2 went to  pair of almost 6 year olds and a stack of tiny tooth fairy receipts as well

They are roughly 8″ square, have a little pocket for the tooth and a door hanger attached 

Door signs with chalk cloth and a holder for the chalk and brush

Fall Quilted wall hangings 
  A prettied up water cooler
Now for the Tater Bakers

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Tater Bakers are great!

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Just please, please don’t leave them in the microwave too long! Cloth can catch fire and so can potatoes! Yes, this happened to me: 33.33 minutes instead of 3.33 minutes. oh that little decimal point can make such a difference!

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A nifty little shoe bag

Sewing Machine covers

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iPad case

Pillows Galore

Bench cover

Please Visit the Softies page and Baby Stuff for more gift ideas

Car Kleenex boxes…. personalized of course and held secure on some bean bags attached with velcro

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Ginger Beanies… filled with Flax for warm or cool comfort

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