While everyone is posting about their New Year Resolutions, I am just catching up posting about my December production.
First, look what I made for my Guild's ornament swap:
Here they are in their normal habitat...
And what do you do when the wrapping paper (and scotch tape) is nowhere in sight but you have a whole lot of brown paper? Why, you sew it, of course!
No, I did not make all of these... they are some of the ones that were exchanged and I got the nice little green stocking on the middle left side, made by Jeanette.
I especially like the quilting on that: I just followed the fabric.
My husband had also requested a bag to carry his electronics when he travels: ipod, various chargers, extra headphones, etc. Up to that point, he had been using a Ziploc bag...
But what started as a simple bag transformed itself into a fully fledged toiletries bag! It does not look like much from the outside, but do not be fooled...
... the inside is where it is all happening. Ta-Da!
I am not going to lie, this took much longer than anticipated and was actually quite a pain to make, but the result was worth it. I especially like the quilting in the green and gray fabric. again, I just followed the design of the fabric.
Of course, this was not what he had asked for... He still needed a simple bag to replace the Ziploc... so I whipped up a zippered vinyl pouch. Too easy!
Seems like I made a number of other items: lanyards, zippered pouch, tea wallet... I am going to save some for a future post.
Did you make some of your Christmas gifts?