Friday, December 28, 2007

My handmade Christmas

Gifts for the Dale clan...(bag, monkey, penguin, coasters)

Gifts for my men...(a rice bag for each, and pieces of a quilt) The boys love the rice bags. Tutorial here (of course)

I didn't get pics of the placemats and coasters I made my mom, but they're pretty.

Of course, not all of it was hand-made, that would be crazy.(but cool!)

This is what was given to me...A perfect blu&brown crochet hat, geogous wool hand bag, earrings, and the prettiest woolfelt pincushion ever! (and yummy strawberry hand-made soap, and a lavender home-made candle AND..tins of delicious home-made sweets!) THANK YOU all!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Sometimes I Ice (lots of pics)

Last night our family joined Daniel & Cindy for some official Christmas House building and Grinch watching. We had a great time. Can you guess who's is who's?

I also made a christmas purse for the ocasion: (From...Bend the Rules Sewing!)

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Meme part 1: Gifts (and more iceing!!)

These wre made at Amy's on friday. So fun! Then, yesterday we did it AGAIN in school. I'm all iced out!!

Sew Mama Sew has put out an invitation to join thier holiday blog meme. I love to play too, so, here are my answeres!...

Do you have a favorite gift that you love to give? Bags. I love making bags, but one only can use so many.
If you’re making gifts this year, what are you making? I''ve made a few gifts, but I won't show yet. Just in case. Last year I made all the gifts on my list. Every year I like to make an ornament for each family in our family. Here are some. Haven't started this years yet(but I'm excited about the pattern(s) I chose...yoyos!!or buttons...or pnked edges or...I'm running out of time!!)
Do you have any good stories about handcrafted gifts you’ve given or received?I made my boys flannel PJ pants last year on my serger. I used the wrong stitch and the seams ripped out on both the first time they wore them. We saw their bums. I fixed the seams on my regular machine and they are now the favorite PJs which makes me so happy!
Do you have any great gift compilation ideas (a grouping of gifts just perfect for certain recipients?) I love a movie basket with popcorn and candy. Though I've never done this as a Christmas gift.
Name one thing on your personal wish list. Scalloped pinking shears. for fun cutting. I really like scissors. A lot.
Do you make and sell things that would make fantastic gifts?
No, but I have been wanting to do a craft fair the last 3 years. Thing is they are always around the holiday time. I grew up going with my mom to all kinds of craft shows, and I love them. (only got to see one this year)

Off to more gift sewing and baking and wrappin and visiting...MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Friday, December 7, 2007

Baby gift #2!

Here's another bib! I love this pattern. Everybaby gets one!! There's a blankie and sock baby, too. (I love the sock babies.) The pattern came from a library book about sock dolls. PHEW!! If only I had more to show. Christmas is practically here and my crafty list is GROWING instead of shrinking.Yikes. Time to get serious and prioritize.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Oh Christmas Tree


I made some trees AND we got our tree!!
(OK, I made the trees last night)They have jingle bells inside and tiny ones on top.Pattern from the Small Object. Quick and so fun I made 4.