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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Travel gift

I love to share gift ideas that "work" for me, especially when I find free online patterns to make them with.  Recently I surprised a co-worker with a bag of travel goodies.

The luggage tag and passport holder are from Studio Kat Designs. You will find lots of other fun  fabulous freebies on this site too.

I especially love the passport holder as on the back you have 2 Velcro pouches for more things you have to carry when you travel. It's just perfect for keeping things together and easily accessibly when traveling.
The other bag is my original design of a TSA approved 1 quart size storage bag. It's heavy duty and won't give up on you like the normal food bags tend to do.
You can find that post right HERE. I have done a little improvement since that post. Instead of a ribbon pull, I have started using prairie points. They seem to withstand heavy use, better!

But that's not all.
Another of my favorite gifts are these wonderful "Daily Doodlers" from
I know you have seen them posted here before, cause I love em. It allows you to keep everything you need close at hand and ready for travel. I love the zipper pocket for keeping things I don't want to loose. It's the perfect place to keep my car rental papers, hotel reservation info, etc... when I travel.
Not to mention just a great place for notes at a quilt meeting! Cause really now, are there any other kind of meetings that are worth taking notes on???
Lastly but not least, I had to top it all off with a very special birthday cake...
Or sort of, I might say! 
I have found that my new found favorite thing to make are these adorable cupcake potholders.
This pattern is called "Hot Cakes" from Susie Shore.
You really need to check out her wonderful line of patterns. Just a little whimsy to enchant each and everyone!
I hope this has given you a few ideas for those special little gifts you might need. That season is rapidly approaching.


  1. Great ideas....love the cupcake!

  2. Lovely goodies and great ideas. Lots of thought in the travel items. I hate having bits and pieces everywhere so these are great.
    Wonderful cupcakes!!!!

  3. What a wonderful gift - I know you're coworker must have loved it! blessings, marlene


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