Monday, October 30, 2006

Culinary themed gifts

I've been a bad sew-i-knit-alonger and this is my first post here in ... months. Nobody kicked me out of the group though, so hopefully it's OK. I wanted to share a couple projects I am working on for my cousin's Christmas present. She is currently enrolled in a culinary program. I made her this apron (pattern from Amy Butler's In Stitches) and am working on matching pot holders.

This potholder is my first quilted project. Quilting is fun... I'll post again when I'm finished.

On My Way

After a bit of a stump with ideas for holiday presents, i am officially on my way. I have finished a couple of small projects, but i'm excited about what is still to come. After spending the afternoon yesterday sitting by the fire and reading over my various craft books, i have decided on a few gifts. I still have more to think of, but i will wait to see people's gift lists first.

For instance, i'm going to use this beautiful silk fabric to make a tea pot cozy for my partner's grandmother.

And this awesome pre-Star Wars fabric will be made into a framed canvas art piece. My brother-in-law Loves Star Wars and just had a baby boy. I'm going to embroider his name into the fabric and then frame it.

And, i finished a yo-yo belt for my sister, as well as these cute ballerina cake topper magnets.

My other ideas include making placemats for my mom with Indian block print stencils, a felt record dog toy for my brother-in-law's dog, and a book purse for my sister. I will post again soon to share my progress!

A table runner, pieced, appliqued, and quilted. While this is actually a wedding present, it is the thing I sewed this month,and took so long that it will certainly serve as a Christmas present for this couple as well.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Still finishing things up...Thanks!

I'm still in gear and busy finishing things for the holidays. It's so much fun to mark items off my "LIST"

Here's what I've been working on lately:

More Embroidered Tea Towels:


And I finished the quilted bibs for my shop:

Patchwork Funky Baby Bib

I'm so excited to get things underway! Read more at my blog!


I'll keep you posted!


Sunday, October 15, 2006

I am now organized for holiday crafts

An Amy Butler pattern now has me on my way to getting all those holiday crafts & gifts done. More pics on my blog.


I have been sewing and knitting for one year. Last summer I found this wonderful web and I loved the idea of a sewing along. This will be my first Sew? I knit! proyect. I would like to have my own made-by-myself xmas apron for this holiday and I also plann to sew some round xmas mittens.

Lolita Blahnik from Viento del este, viento del oeste

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Patchwork Bibs

An idea hatched during the quilt-it challenge and only brought to fruition this week. I've actually been planning these in my head for a LONG time, - they are turning out really cute and are super fun to make. I'll have them forsale in my etsy shop as soon as they are finished (early next week).


I'm also making some of these up for my new nephew (well for his mommy) for Christmas - so I've hit two birds with one stone! Thanks! If you'd like to know more about the bibs click on my name to visit the blog.

I'll keep you posted!


Friday, October 06, 2006

Cheery Cherry Towel

One Down and many more to go, but Christmas projects are underway. Thanks for the kick in the pants!

Cheery Cherry Towel

I'll keep you posted!


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Love this time of year....

A "jumpstart" on the Holiday Jumpstart. I am so glad this is the theme for this round. Perfect! I try to create handmade ornaments for the five of us each year, including names and dates for our tree. A tradition I started for us when my 18 yo was first born and celebrated his first christmas. I have one last ornament to finish for my family for 2006, then on to presents and handmade cards. Happy Fall to All!