Monday, 17 November 2014

Twas the Night Hop

Madam Samm and Marlene's Twas the Night Hop  
has got to be one of, if not, the best Hop I've been involved with yet!
Thank you ladies for this swap hop, what a wonderful idea.

My "Twas the Night" swap is from Marlene of  Stitchin By The Lake.


A festive trio of pouches. One for my sunglasses,


and these two I will use for my cross stitch and some other sewing supplies.
Thank you, Marlene. They're perfect.


Now to show you what I've been up to at my sewing machine.
I've been "elfing" along with needle and thread to make some of these 
SUPER FAST MUG RUGS
very charm pack friendly!


Grab some glass beads and a piece of chain to make a scissor fob!


Jewelry pouches make a great gift 


and have loads of space. 
You'll find plenty of tutorials online.


Hot pads are a great staple to have on hand for hostess gifts.


A mini pin cushion (made using a bottle cap) and a needlebook.


Box pouches for everyone on your list.
Great travel kits or sewing kits or for the sock knitter on your list.



 Now see what these lovely ladies gave and received:
sew.darn.quilt  that's me :)

HAPPY STITCHING TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT :)

57 comments:

  1. Bags and poucheds are ALWAYS great gift, I have dozens filled with sewing threads, needles, paper pieces templates in bigger bags which I carry depending on the weather and mood :-)

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  2. Love the coasters and other ideas. The pouches you got will be handy.

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  3. Wonderful gifts! Love the hot pads and Marlene sent you some great gifts.

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  4. ahhhhh lucky lady ..your sweet gifts from Marlene and your ideas are fabulous...love the beads, needle keeper and pinny perfection.

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  5. Those are great ideas. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. You've been busy and have such good ideas for gifts. Love the candy stripe and lace on your gifts! ^^

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  7. Sew many wonderful things. It is true you can do lots in a short time. Love your new little pouches too. Love the hot pads and mug rugs. A great quick gift.

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  8. Marlene sent you a wonderful set of useful lovelies! And thanks for all the great gifts ideas, especially the suggestion of the super fast mug rugs.

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  9. Nice gifts you received! And some great ideas for gifts to make. Thank you.

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  10. I just love your gifts from Marlene...the eyelet makes them look so very fancy! You've given me some really good ideas for gifts as well. Thanks for the ideas, and the mug rug link!

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  11. That was so nice of Marlene ! Thanks for the cute ideas of the goodies you made !

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  12. Marlene sent you some sweet gifts.. and she was extra sweet for stepping up when needed. great Santas elf she is. :)

    Love the ideas you have shown us for quick gifts... Some I will definitely be using this season. :)

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  13. Love your trio of pepperminty goodie pouches from Marlene! What fun. And you showed us lots of ideas for gift giving. Thanks so much!

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  14. Carolyn I keep eyeing those box pouches and thinking I'd like to try them....I bet they would make wonderful gifts! I've made about 10 hot pads in the last few days, some for myself, but adding others to my gift basket so I'm certainly thinking like you! My favorite was your jewelry pouch. I was traveling for a few days recently and had the hardest time keeping up with jewelry and keeping things untangled so I'll check out Pinterest for that tutorial - great ideas today Carolyn! blessings, marlene

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  15. Another wonderful collection on ideas. The boxey pouches would make a wonderful gift bag in addition to being a gift. The mug rug idea is great too. Marlene's peppermint gifts are terrific. Enjoy the season.

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  16. Marlene spoiled you nicely and you have some great ideas. Love those boxy bags and your scissor fobs are super sweet. You have been very busy with some great gifts for a variety of people!

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  17. So many cute things to make and give. I love the box pouches. I can see them being useful for lots of things. Thank you for sharing all your projects today. Marlene sent you some very pretty bags.

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  18. Those box pouches are so helpful and needed (at least when you have too much stuff, like me!). Yours looks wonderful! And such fabulous gifts from Marlene..lucky you! I have found that mug rugs are not only a good stash buster, but they are nice to have around the house (I prefer them over coasters). Merry Christmas, Carolyn!

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  19. You received such wonderful gifts from Marlene. She is one talented lady! I love the little beaded scissor fob and those box pouches look so fun! Very nice work!
    -Brittany

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  20. Nice gifts and thanks for your ideas!!

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  21. Marlene's gifts to you are so Christmasy and adorable...sweet! You've certainly showed us some great ideas for gifts! Love the pouches!

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  22. You received darling gifts from Marlene. I like your scissor fob and jewelry cases.

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  23. You are great in the gift department. Sew many lovelies. Marlene's gifts are also nice.

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  24. Carolyn, you outdid yourself!! Great projects!!

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  25. It's all so cute! Thanks for sharing! XO

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  26. Beautiful festive pouches you received! Your quick gift ideas are just fabulous! I love those box pouches!

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  27. Love the box pouches. But then everything is great.

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  28. Great gifts received and fun ideas to make, thank you for sharing!

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  29. Great gift ideas! You also received such nice gifts.

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  30. Everything is adorable,what great ideas. I like your little pin cushions, and the box pouches.

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  31. Lovely gifts from Marlene. Pouches are sew useful. :) Thanks you for all the gift ideas. I had forgotten about my favorite coaster idea and I know someone who could really use a jewelry pouch. Thank you for sharing. Enjoy the holidays.

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  32. Marlene's gifts to you are so Christmasy. I will be making all of the bags you have displayed...I sew love bags and boxes. Cute scissors fob, too...I need that, too.

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  33. Wonderful projects Carolyn...thank you for sharing!

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  34. Carolyn, Such Great ideas!! and yours turned out beautiful!! Marlenes gifts to you are so pretty! Thanks for sharing and Happy Holidays!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  35. You featured lots of great ideas for quick Christmas gifts. Those jewelry keepers are a wonderful gift. Marlene treated you right with those bags - love the trim that she added.

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  36. Great gift ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Your gifts are great but it is even greater to see you on the hop!

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  38. Nice gifts! Thanks for sharing all of the quick ideas!

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  39. Fabulous ideas! I'm really into those box pouches, I'm going to hunt down a pattern. Thank you!
    ~Brandy

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  40. Lovely gifts! You are way ahead of me, but no surprise there! :)

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  41. Excellent ideas for little and quickly made projects to give for Christmas , thanks for sharing.

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  42. Love the pouches you received. You can never have too many, They are great for so many things. Love your ideas for gifties as well. The jewelry pouch is adorable. Great Job. Happy Holidays.

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  43. Lovely gifts received. Lots of great ideas for quick gifts you showed. You were busy making fun stuff.

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  44. Wow, these are more great ideas for gifts, I think I have tried many of them, but the jewelry pouch is sweet with all the inside pockets. Thank you for sharing your creativity!

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  45. A girl can never have too many pouches,love the ones you received in the swap! Thanks so much for so many great quick gift ideas as well.

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  46. You sure have a ton a great ideas for quick gifts. Too hard to pick a fav. I made some of those mug rugs last year and you're right. They are super simple and fast.

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  47. Wow Santa Marlene was really good to you. Very nice gift ideas from you too.

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  48. Marlene pouches with the lace are so cute! You have indeed been a busy elf, so many great ideas.. I really like the 4 patch mug rugs. Merry Christmas

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  49. Those jewellery bags are great gifts. I've made quite a few before too!

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  50. Lovely gifts you recived, the fabrics are so-o-o Christmas like ☺
    Thanks for sharing your ideas, the bags are really perfect, and you
    can never have enough of them. Great gitf!

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  51. So many lovely ideas! It has been a really fun hop, hasn't it? Thank you again for the beautiful gifts you sent to me. I've really been enjoying them (and my middle son is especially loving the candies!).

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  52. Wow! Everything is beautiful! Love the Jewelry pouch, I have made a few and agree with you, they are great gifts. I make them and give them away. Seeing yours makes me want to make one to keep for myself. :)

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  53. Oh, such a lovely collection of gift making ideas, Carolyn! I love that jewelry pouch - I was gifted one and actually use it for storing sewing bits and bobs. ;o) Thanks so much for sharing your inspiring ideas!

    Enjoy those sweet gifts from Marlene!

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  54. Loving those jewelry pouches. I sew need to make a couple of those. Love the beaded scissor fob as well. Great ideas! Have a joyous holiday season!

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  55. Carolyn...what a sweet trio of pouches from Marlene. Thanks for sharing your quick gift ideas...all so useful and practical. Love the boxed pouches...perfect for everyone. Happy Holidays!!

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