Friday, December 28, 2012

More Handmade Gifts

I made a bunch of handmade gifts this are a few more!

First, a snowman table runner with yo-yo and snowflake button details. I made two of these, for two of my aunts.

Next, I made two zipper pouches. The neon green & pink one was for my Goddaughter, and the one with the Gypsy Caravan fabrics was for my older daughter's Godmother. I modified a tutorial to make both versions. (

Finally, when we saw the Nutcracker this year, my cousin, who is also my younger daughter's Godmother, admired the signed pointe shoes. So I snuck away during intermission to buy her a pair. Then, since she happens to be obsessed with mustaches, I made her a pointe shoe bag with an appliqued mustache for her own pointe shoes. She loved both!!

I'm so happy with how everything turned out!

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Christmas Gift

I drew my sister-in-law's name in our polyanna this year, and she was so excited. She's been wanting a quilted table runner for her dining room table. She didn't want it to be Christmasy, and she loves rich colors like purple, red, and gold. So I selected some pieces from a Come Together layer cake, and my local quilt shop had a bit of the purple yardage left. I used that for the border, backing, and binding. The blocks ended up being about 12.5" and I used the two-color star tutorial from Fresh Lemons Quilts (

I would have liked to quilt it more (maybe some small stippling in the cream background only), but I ran out of time before Christmas! Oh well, she loved it anyway. I'm really happy with how it turned out, too!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Pillowcases

I sewed for the second time since going back to work!! A quick project...a Grinchy Christmas pillowcase for each of my girls! Hopefully all of my other Christmas sewing projects will get done tomorrow!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

A New Stocking

Since going back to work a few weeks ago, I've only completed one very important project... A new stocking for our new Bug! Our Elfie even tested it out for her! ; )

I have a few Christmas gifts to make, so hopefully I will be able to squeeze in some sewing time soon!