Sewing is a lot like life...sure, there are patterns for just about everything, but in order to love what you do, or love what you make, you have to change the pattern to make it your own regardless if the change is a fraction of an inch or the length of a yard. And more often that not, those choices you make to change the pattern do not work out exactly the way you hope. It can be frustrating and challenging, and sometimes you have have to rip it all apart at the seams and start completely over. Which requires patience. A lot of patience. But in doing so, you create something that is far more rewarding, and far more beautiful, then what you started with.
Over the weekend I made a few more little fun wallets for Christmas gifts, and the more I make them, the more I think everyone I know should have one! (see the original one and the pattern here) They really are the perfect size for cash, credit cards and business cards, but what I like most is they are the perfect size to fit in your back pocket without being too bulky. They are also the perfect size for my nieces to carry as well.
I already envision a few gift cards being given away in these this holiday!