November Monthly Report

Friday, December 17, 2021

We're more than halfway through December, so I think we better finally get to the November monthly report. See past reports here.

I actually sewed a lot this month! Almost all of it was drawstring bags for the sew along. I won't chat too much about each bag I made since I talked about them in other posts. I do love this one I made for the annoucement post. I just love navy background prints. They really make the other colors pop!

This is the tiny bag I made to announce the sew along schedule. I'd been saving this liberty of london quilting cotton print for years. I love it in this small scale project.

Easily my favorite bag I made for the sew along! It turned out exactly how I wanted it to, and I love the color combination. Even more satisfying is that the present print was in my "not sure if I'll keep this" bin. So it felt really good to turn it into something adorable. Find the tutorial for this bag here.

I made a bunch of Christmas bags for gift wrapping. I actually just chatted all about them in this post.

My only non-bag sewing of November was two sets of placemats. I needed a few other colors to coordinate with my stash of tablecloths. It was nice to use up some of my home dec fabric stash to make these. And now I'll be able to enjoy these precious fabrics as everyday objects rather than having them collect dust on my fabric shelves!

To keep myself accountable for my stash goals, I track my yardage for fabric and yarn each month. Read more about how I track here. Here is how I did in November:

November Fabric
Used up: 9.25 yard
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: -9.25 yards
Year to date: -68.5 yards

November Yarn
Used up: 0 yards
Brought in: 0 yards
Net: 0 yards
Year to date: -2319 yards

I made a lot of small projects this month so not a ton of yardage useage. But I didn't buy any fabric. No activity on the yarn front this month.

I did quite a bit of crafting this month! Including making around 40 paper snowflakes for our front windows. I haven't made any in years, but it was really relaxing and fun. I didn't use any templates or guides, just made them up as I went. Just used regular printer paper and my best pair of scissors.

We had a quiet Thanksgiving, just Michael and I. Made all our favorite dishes and had our traditional Lord of the Rings movie marathon. I'm actually reading the books for the first time, finally! Almost done with the first book and loving it.

Have a Great Month!


  1. Love the "present" bag! I have sewn some bags from your patterns, however, I did not participate in the sew along. Seeing these, it really wants me to just sew some cute bags to have on hand for gift giving. Very nice work!

  2. Carolyn Friedlander gave you credit for your drawstring bag pattern...super nice...and you are really smart leaving the gravy in the pyrex..the whatever in the pot..the leftovers in plastic containers and just kicking back and enjoying the holidays...the new Martha Stewart way.......Best.

  3. love your posting once again jeni. happy holidays to you and michael. enjoy your time together and stay warm and safe. (-:

  4. I love you website.
    Hope you read 'The Hobbit' before 'The Lord of the Rings' books. It's so good.

  5. Oh, your little bags are so cute! I've been out of the loop of everything for a long time, so it was nice to see the LDB and remember that I still have a ton of them that I want to some point. What a nice post to read, thank you for sharing!

  6. These bags are really pretty. You combine fabrics so beautifully. Love the paper snowflakes too.


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