How are you spending your New Year's day weekend? I was able to squeeze some time in for sewing on New Year's day yesterday (yippy!) and made this pastel check x light blue pencil pouch for a young girl. It will be a gift to a ten year old birthday girl. The fabric choices are made by my older daughter (for her friend).
I also made this pink Japanese print x polka dot pencil pouch recently for another birthday girl who just turned seven on this New Year's Day.
I added this handmade crocheted ponytail holders to the gift. I crocheted with cotton yarn and placed wood beads in the middle.
BTW we exchanged many many good food with our neighbors over the holidays, and one of the homecooked meal/dessert we received from our neighbors is this beautifully layered jello dessert that was hand delivered to us yesterday. Aren't they gorgeous? They're too pretty to be eaten!!