I spent Christmas working on some sewing projects for my friend's shop in Vermont. http://www.inkspots.etsy.com/ I want to use up the piles of fabric that I have had for a while now. Thses 2 fabrics happen to be some of mine and Stacey's favorites. I made a hat to give to her and loved it so much I had to make one for myself. I like that the brim can be folded up in different ways to give different looks.
I'm also planning on some coasters, cofee cup sleeves and maybe some placemats. I want to make things that might normally be disposable to encourage reusing. Lotta Jandotter's book "Simple Sewing" has some great ideas which is where I got the hat pattern.