Sunday, December 26, 2010

Showing Off

I'm so glad that Christmas is over. This was a great one, don't get me wrong, but it's such a relief to be over and done with it. My daughter received so many wonderful gifts this year. My favorite: the Goodnight Moon board game. We haven't played it yet, but that is Scarlett's favorite story, so I'm sure she will love it. In order to finish the gifts that we were giving to our family, I ended up staying up all night on Christmas Eve. A certain person kept adding things to my to do list and I got farther and farther behind... Anyhow, I thought that I'd be kind of a show off (forgive me!) and let you have a look at some of the things I was working on this month. Here goes:

For my stepmom, a wallet:
See! My first zipper! and a tag!

I ended up using this fantastic tutorial: Wallet Tutorial over at Confessions of a Fabricaholic I had to read the tutorial several times before my little brain could wrap around it, but it turned out sooo good!

For my sister and brother: Throw quilts
In progress. I'll post completed pics sometime this week.

For my mother: I tried and failed to make her a pair of slippers. I should have taken a picture, but my camera was in the other room and I didn't want to wake up the Princess going to get it. Instead, I will be making my mother a crafty item of her choice in whatever medium she chooses. I'll post about that when she makes up her mind. Aside from that, I made her 30 felt holly and berry pins to give to her coworkers and 2 rug mugs for her bosses. Everyone in the house helped cut out the felt shapes, but I ended up pulling an all nighter 2 nights before Cday to put the pins together and make the (extremely last minute) mug rugs. Here is the little card I made up for her to stick the pins to.
This is completely open source. I got the tree from and the font from It was created in Inkscape.

Here's a cute story for you. I always ask my daughter what she wants to wear in the morning. She's 2 and a half now and old enough to choose her own clothes. Most of the time she matches, though we do enjoy the occasional eclectic outfit. :) Anyhow, the day before Christmas Eve, I asked her what she wanted to wear and she insisted that she wear a Christmas tree shirt. Scarlett doesn't have a Christmas tree shirt. When I told her this, she looked super sad and said, "Mommy, I NEED a Christmas tree shirt. Pweeezzz." It was so cute that I grabbed an old onesie, some Wonder Under and some felt scraps and this is what I made for her while she ate breakfast. It was completely no-sew and after she went to bed that night, I peeled off the felt shapes and she has her plain onesie back. It was so easy to do that I am sure I'll be using this method in the future. The best part was the price: FREE!!!

Lucky for me, I was able to complete all but the one thing on my to do list, and I've learned that I definitely need to start way earlier next year. It was fun, but exhausting! Alright, there is more that I'd love love love to show you, but I'm saving for my next post. I hope you had a great holiday! Come back soon! :)

I'm hanging out at these parties this week:
Tute yourself tuesday red and whitePink Hippo Party


  1. I love the zipper bag and am totally impressed as my sewing skills are seriously lacking! Your stepmom must have loved it! And I promise that you were not alone in being up all night on Christmas eve! I am your newest follower! Thanks for sharing with my Pink Hippo Party!

  2. Thank you so much! She really loved it and I was so glad. Thanks for following me!

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog, and leaving such a sweet comment. I love all your projects. You are a very talented lady. Wishing you a very blessed New Year!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up! It sure looks like there were some lucky people on your gift list! The fabric you chose for the wallet is lovely.

    I hope you'll stop by again next week and link up! :)

  5. Thanks for coming by, you are so sweet! And Holy Cow you're talented!! I just love your blog!


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