Friday, November 14, 2014

Twas the Night ~ Tis the Day!



My wonderful gifts!

An adorable mini quilt,
tree die cuts to add to make it Christmasy if I want,
a cupcake pincushion and pin jar,
a sweet stuffed and hand stitched strawberry in a basket,
delicious homemade grape jelly,
a new notebook,
a pattern booklet,
and some lovely fabrics and tape measure trim for future projects

 Received from Kris @ Kris Loves Fabric 

Thank you, Kris!


Here are all the stops on the sleigh ride today ... 

Friday, November 14th

Life In The Scrapatch (you are here)


It is a great day of gifting!


I love making small gift items on my sewing machine.


Here are three easy to make items with free tutorials:

One of my favorite "go-to"  nifty gifty is one I found on one of my favorite blogs ... ;)



"Comfort and Joy with Jacque" @ Sew We Quilt

These are sew useful for personalizing with coffee or tea
or even as a small sewing kit.
They also make good business card holders.


Another one is this cute and easy to make ...



"Snap Bag" @ Sweet P Quilting and Creations




... and I love to use scraps to make my own



Quilty Key Chains


These tiny blocks also make cute refrigerator magnets by tucking a a button magnet between the batting and the backing fabric.

Here is my newest idea for a small and useful  and easy to make gift ...



Quilty Jar Openers!

These are made with a square or fabric (or you could make a small quilt block),

a square of flannel or cotton, and a square of rubberized shelf lining.

Click Here
or scroll down to my next post for a tutorial 
for these easy kitchen helpers
and a Giveaway!

I had so much fun making these jar openers that I played some more with the idea and the fabric 
and I created ...



"Twist and Turn" Hexie Jar Openers, too!



The tutorial for the hexie jar opener will be up at midnight!

Thanks to 


and


for playing Quilty Santa.

The gifts are flying around the world!

How wonderful!


Katniss has picked her favorite gifty from Kris's treasure box ...


... the cute hand stitched strawberry ...

... and has chased it around the room a few times.

I keep having to retrieve it.

This one will be a special ornament on my Christmas Tree this year!



I cannot possibly pick a favorite.

All these giftys are so nifty!!!

Thanks, again, Kris!


Katniss and I say "Purrrrrr!"

May your season of gifting be merry and bright!




Thank you to all who have left lovely comments.

My daughter and grand-darling are flying in today for an extended holiday visit ...

... which is the best Christmas present of the year!

I have been busy cleaning up my shared sewing space and tucking stuff in closets.

I hope to respond personally to all the kind words as soon as I have time ...

well ... when I am not cuddling the baby girl .... ;) 

<3


:)

60 comments:

  1. Love all of your quickie gift ideas and the jar opener is a fantastic idea! Thank you for sharing and Happy Holidays!!!

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  2. Gifties are nifties, this is very nice :-) katniss is as fond of strawberries as my biys, so cute! Your miniquilt is do nice, and i like your jar openers!

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  3. so much to see here today will come back at coffee time and have a good look, such a pretty cat you have

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  4. What a nice collection of great Gift Ideas!! Love your New Jar Openers, and all the Gift you received are sew nice!! Have a Warm & Wonderful Holiday!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  5. Your gifts are fabulous! So many surprises I am sure you were smiling all day when you opened that box. :)

    Your jar openers are such a clever idea! This is one I am definitely doing for people this year. Now to get the supplies! Love the hexie idea of it all!

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  6. What a fun package you received! Katniss has great taste. Fun gifts you made, and I really love the hexie jar opener!

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  7. Such lovely gifts. Kris is so generous. I love all your little quick crafts. Pretty and useful too. Clever that jar opener.

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  8. You really made out with that collection of gifts from Kris! The strawberry is precious. And thanks for all the great gift ideas; I really like the hexie jar opener!

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  9. wow wow wow Kris spoiled you something wonderful...and that kettle phone is a notebook...love that..and your grip and pinny and pin cushion..great ideas...and your cat seems to agree...Christmas is certainly there for you early ..

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  10. What a jackpot of great gifts from Kris! Christmas certainly came early to your household! Enjoy!

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  11. wow, you were certainly spoiled Pat!! What lovely gifts you received. Love your jar openers! How cool. Happy holidays my friend :)

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  12. Now that's one package of great goodies from Kris. I love your little giftie ideas, especially the jar opener. What an incredible idea! I must say those little scraps with magnets in them are just adorable too. I see lots more projects going onto my stack! LOL!

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  13. You received so many wonderful gifts! I especially like the mini-quilt and the cupcake pincushion. :) I love all of your gift ideas. I am going to have to try my hand at making one of those little refrigerator magnets. Very nice work! Love your blog!
    -Brittany

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  14. Kris outdid herself with the gift giving. What a lovely collection of gifts. Plus home made jam. That is a wonderful gift in itself. I love the last picture with Katniss curled up with the gifts. So sweet. Thank you for sharing your quick gift ideas. Love the jar opener and key holder/ magnet. Smacking my foerhead because I threw out some odds and ends of blocks earlier this year. :( Thank you for sharing and enjoy your holidays.

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  15. Amazing gifts Pat! I bet Madame Samm loves that notebook - I know she loves those phones. :) I keep jar openers in my kitchen drawer all the time...but they're ugly! I can't wait to make one of these! blessings, marlene

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  16. Katniss looks quite content sitting among all those beautiful gifts from Kris! Great gift ideas...can't wait to make a jar opener!

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  17. Your gifts from Kris are gorgeous! What a clever way to use self liner, I love. love. love this idea! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  18. Wow! Awesome gifts you received from Kris! I love the card holders you made and the jar openers.I can see using these all the time. Thank you for sharing.

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  19. May need to borrow your jar opener idea as these hands don't work like they used to!! You received some very nice gifts!!!

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  20. Like the twist and turn lid opener. Looks like your cat calmed all the new goodies.

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  21. Wow. You must have been a good girl that Santa left so many nice gifts. And I must have been good too since you displayed some really neat gifts and the tutorial link. By far the jar thingies top my list of most useful. Those are a must-make for friends and for me. The tea holders will make fun fillers for my friends. Thanks so much for the links!

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  22. Great projects! These would be great gifts!!

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  23. The jar opener is brilliant! I think I am going to have to make some of those. You received such lovely gifts and your gift ideas are wonderful as well.

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  24. AWWHHHH.... You did receive some really FANTASTIC GIFTS!!!!! and that little kitty is too pretty!!!!
    I loved the quick Tea holder...I NEED ONE!!! But more than that...since I have now just turned 1/2 century old...those Jar Grippers are DEFINITELY going in my to do box!!! I loved this post! LOVE LOVE!!! Great JOB!!!

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  25. Your presents are wonderful. All do look so very special. The jar opener is a great idea. Thank you for sharing. Happy Holidays.

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  26. Your jar openers are such a thoughtful and creative gift!!

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  27. Wow... what a gift. The mini quilt is my absolute favorite! I really love your hexi opener, such a wonderful gift idea. The gifts you sent were just great. Have a Merry Christmas! ~Cori

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  28. Lots of quick and clever gift ideas here. Thank you so much for sharing them! (Especially love your quilty jar opener idea, cute and practical!)

    Great gifts from Kris! Enjoy.

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  29. thanks for the tutes! such great ideas!

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  30. You received such wonderful gifts, Pat! You certainly deserve them!! Thank you again for my gifts, your detective skills are amazing! Merry Christmas, Pat!

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  31. Love the jar opener and the teabag holder, will be making both sometime this weekend. Your incoming gifts are wonderful. love that your little buddy found something in the grouping of interest. If you put the strawberry on the tree won't she try and retreive it? Im only asking because I had a cat who took a Christmas tree wanting something on a high branch.

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  32. What great gifts you have gotten. I also like your card holder. I have been making little gifts for Christmas and those would match perfectly. I alo like the keybchain. I need to make me one of those.

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  33. Those jar openers are awesome. What a good idea. You were totally spoiled with those gifts. How sweet.

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  34. Wonderful gifts you got from Kris. Love your ideas especially the jar opener. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. Lots of gifties from Kris. Love the mini quilt. :) And you showcased fun FAST projects. Love the jar openers. Looking forward to seeing the hexie tute when you get it up as I like that one the best.

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  36. Fabulous gifts!! That mini quilt is just too cute! Thank you for the tutorial on the jar openers - awesome!!

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  37. Pat, what a wonderful collection of terrific quick projects - both those from Kris and your fabulous creations! I love that they are Katniss approved... Love the quick projects using small scraps - but your jar openers! Brilliant! They could also double as a mug rug/coaster - I love the hexagon ones!

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  38. Wow, Pat, Kris sent you a whole lot of goodness. What fun! You have not disappointed with clever ideas for wonderful Christmas surprises. Love the jar opener. What a creative way to use scraps and that shelf liner.

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  39. Great gifts and wonderful projects. Ideas are flowing thrunthis hop.

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  40. Whoa,look at all that giftie love from Kris! All your quick projects are great,but I love that Hexie jar opener! Thanks in advance for the tutorial,these are perfect for stocking stuffers!

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  41. Your gifts are fabulous! What a clever idea to make pretty jar openers! I am going to copy that idea.

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  42. Well aren't you just the gifter with the best ideas!! I'm going to try every one of them but most of all that jar opener!! Everyone I know will LOVE LOVE LOVE that!! Thanks for the great ideas!!
    Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
    Gmama Jane

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  43. Wowzer, Santa Kris was very good to you. Fabulous, nifty gifts! Each and every one of your ideas is great. Gonna make some of those jar openers for sure! Thanks!

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  44. What wonderful gifts that you received . I loved all your little nifty gifts but the jar opener one is so creative and I will make some of those. Today when Jonah was over for lunch I was trying to open jar and I sure could have used one of yours. Blessings Sandra

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  45. nice jar opener. I've never seen a fabric one. I have lots of plastic ones and I love them. Thanks for sharing.

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  46. i am loving the jar openers! They are so cool. Especially for those of us that are getting older.

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  47. Oh the tiny block magnets are an awesome idea.

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  48. Sorry I am late to comment :) Love that jar opener idea...I will add those to my lists of makes. Merry very early Christmas!!

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  49. Loving the jar openers! I have so much trouble with jars as my hands get weaker. This is such a great stocking stuffer, especially for my sisters who are in the same boat I am :) thanks for the tutorial!

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  50. Those jar openers are such a great idea!! And beautiful fabrics too. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. What an array of beautiful gifts you received. I love your quilted jar opener, every kitchen should have one! Merry Christmas. Enjoy the girls visit.

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  52. You're amazing! Thanks for all the ideas, I also really like the hexi jar opener, thank you for the tutorial. I love the picture of Katniss with that totally content look on her face :)

    ~Brandy

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  53. Looks like you hit the jackpot with all those gifts - woohoo!! Great ideas for small quick Christmas gifts. Making fridge magnets as little quilts is so cute. I do have gripping issues with my hands and the jar gripper is wonderful.

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  54. Wow, you received some great gifts and some yourself too. I love she jar openers!

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  55. You made out well with your goodies and the items you made are great.

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  56. Wow you are a lucky girl, you have wonderful visitors and you recived wonderful gifts ☺
    The gifts you made are great too, thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas!

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  57. What a delightful array of gifts...a virtual treasure box of fun. There are so many wonderful ideas being shared during this hop and I will definitely be making your jar openers!

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  58. I am loving your jar openers. Thanks for the tutorial. Kris definitely spoiled you with gifts. Thanks for all the handy gifts you shared. Have a Joyous Holiday season, Pat!

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  59. Beautiful gifts from Kris. I love your ideas - the jar opener is so creative.

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  60. A wonderful parade of quick and easy gifts....loving the jar openers....for sure they are on my 'have-to-make' list. You were definitely spoiled by Kris!! Thanks for sharing!! Happy Holidays!!

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