My sewing room was a busy place before the holidays so here are a few of the projects that found new homes at Christmas. The first is a teacher/book tote I made for my new DIL. This was a project I inhaled...I loved the pattern, loved the fabrics I found in my stash, and loved the result.
The tote is an Elizabeth Hartman design that can be purchased as a PDF pattern HERE. I wanted to highlight the pen fabric so chose that for the front and some awesome sweater prints to highlight on the back.
This quilt-as-you-go project was fun to make from start to finish.
The bag includes a small inside pocket as well as a zippered pocket. I even added a little strap to hold her keys on the inside!
I figure the tote will come in handy for just about anything!
How thrilled I was to then receive this Allen Designs clock from DS and DIL for Christmas!
The clock is already hanging in my sewing room and gives me lots of smiles when I gaze at it!
Another gift that gives me smiles is the artwork that arrived from our 2 1/2 year old grandson. Of course he had a little help from DD! My collection of Santas is growing every year and this hand made Santa will be very special to me as the years come and go!
I made a table runner for a friend who loves blues. It was such a fun project to make and I couldn't resist taking a picture with some of my mom's Belle Fiore tableware that we grew up with. I googled and found the history of this hand painted cottage ware from the UK HERE.
I couldn't resist making some more ouch pouches this year, three for family gifts, and three donated to a local Seniors' Christmas dinner. I forgot to take a picture, but here is a group of 5 I made last year using this tutorial.
I also had fun customizing some text panels. Gotta love Christmas, holidays, decking the halls, and sharing my love of all things Christmas with Santa Mary!
Now that Christmas is behind us (even though I insist on keeping my Santas around me for a few more weeks), I am in my sewing room with some new projects and some UFOs. It's always a great day for quilting!