December 16, 2011 | Uncategorized
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I have been a busy little elf, sewing away. I had lists made early, so I knew what I was making everyone. That really took off all the pressure. I have actually really enjoyed making gifts this year. Its nice to sew up a whole bunch of things! I haven’t been very good about taking pictures…my sewing room has horrible lighting. So bad, in fact, that I bought a light box. I also bought three cheap clamp lamps from Wal-mart. They’re a little tricky to use…I may have hubby build me a little frame out of PVC tubing. Anyway, all the pictures in this post were taken in the light box. It was a little bit better, but I need to make some adjustments to my white balance, I think.
So, the first picture is the back of this placemat:
I used my Flower Sugar stash, and the quilt-as-you-go method. It was so quick and easy! This one is for my mum. I think it will be perfect for her office. I’ll be making another one today with Japanese fabrics for a special friend…
I also made my mum a Jane Market Tote:
I absolutely LOVE this pattern! The bag is quick and easy to make, and the pin-tucks make it look so professional. I added a little Japanese label of Anne of Green Gables. I was (and am) a bit obsessed with Anne of Green Gables, so I know my mum will get a kick out of it. I used the DS Quilts line from Jo-Ann (*gasp*) in blues (her favorite color). I’ve decided I’m going to make a bunch for myself. Then when I take them grocery shopping, I’ll look so hip! Haha!
I have also been making teacher gifts…
I used Noodlehead’s Gathered Clutch tutorial. Its for Liberty’s teacher’s aide, and I put a gift card inside. I have also made drawstring pouches for all of the teachers (FOUR!), and managed to squeeze in another one for myself!
In case you’re keeping track, that is 3 that I have made for myself, and 8 for other people, in the last 2 weeks. What can I say? I’m a fan of the pattern!
That’s all for today! If I don’t blog again before Christmas, have a very Merry Christmas (and I hope Santa brings you all a bunch of good stuff!)!