Vacation Crafts

Before we left for vacation I finished a couple of projects, and got a little something in the mail I haven't shared with you yet.

The family flew to North Carolina and met my parents and sister's family at the beach. I made Jaxon a little carry-on pillow for the airplane.

Made with one of my favorite JoAnn flannels -- retro campers and cars -- and blue sky flannel for the pocket

He loved carrying it (kept calling it his purse) but he didn't lay on it. When he did sleep he used my lap as a pillow instead.

And I made this pleated purse for me. The photos don't do it justice, I just threw it on the table and snapped away. Not a good plan.

Made with gray faux suede and Wildwood by Erin McMorris...

...and includes two patch pockets, a small zipper pocket, and a large zipper section in the center.

And the purse fairy has been smiling on me! I won a giveaway at Michelle's blog and this found its way to me:

Again, threw it on the table and snapped away. Probably should have ironed out the mailing wrinkles, but I was too excited. On my to do list: work on photo styling!!

Thanks, Michelle, I really *love* it. The hobo silhouette is great! This is going into my fall rotation, it will be great for school days!

And finally, a quick shot of one of our vacation activities: riding the ferry to Fort Fisher. Jaxon loved the ferry, and the aquarium, but, wow, was it a hot day. I enjoyed the fort, they have a really knowledgeable group of docents, and we had an excellent meal at the Old Pier House Restaurant at Kure Beach.


audreypawdrey said...

Love the travel pillow! I am going to have to look for that fabric at Joanne's. I also love those purses!

Amy said...

The travel pillow is so cute--the handles are genius!!

Anonymous said...

I love his little travel pillow. I bet it made him feel so special to have it.

Wendy said...

Is that your own pleated purse pattern? I can tell it hangs great when on the shoulder, love the shape, and looks like a nice size too -

manuela said...

I love the pillow, what a great idea, i think I'm gonna do two of them for my kids.

Jackie said...

Enjoy your vacation!

What a great purse you made! Was the inner zippered pocket hard to add?

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