Christmas sewing

This is what I have been up to since my last post, well sort of, I also have an orange linen top nearly finished that I cut out on 1 December, but more about that one later.

Again this year, I left it to the last minute to produce Christmas gifts, even though I knew very early in the year that this is what I would be making.

First up was the Spice of Life bag for my very good friend with the fabric purchased whilst we were at the ASG Convention in Adelaide.  This is the 3rd time I have made this bag, so it was pretty straight forward.

Then it was time again to sew for the nieces and nephews and late last year I found this great tutorial for Circle Zip Earbud Pouch by Erin Erickson after seeing a whole lot of them on various blogs thinking they would be perfect for this Christmas.  My friends can tell you that at every craft show I attend this year the search was on for themed fat quarters and the effort was very much appreciated by the recipients.

Lastly was a necklace for my Sister as she already knew that she was getting the bag so using some 10mm Black Rutifated Quartz and 8mm black beads I made this for her.

I also found via Pinterest this great tutorial for making a Necklace Display by Bea Graansma.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I plan on being back before the New Year!

Twas the week before Christmas

and I decided to make some Christmas presents.

Luckily they were all very quick to make and I had some great tutorials to follow to achieve this.

We have 5 nieces and nephews between us that we give gift vouchers to each year and after seeing this great Gift Card Holder Tutorial by Shabby Art Boutique I thought I would use it this year.

My first problem is there are 3 young men amongst the above and I don’t imagine they would be too thrilled with the very pretty holders that are shown in the tutorial. Luckily Kerryanne emailed me and suggested checking out the op shop for some “manly” options, where I found these very appropriate board shorts. for $3.

Once home I proceeded to cut them up for the men, as well as rummaging through my bag of scraps to find the more colourful pieces to use for the ladies, I found the cute Christmas figures at Spotlight for $2. I am very pleased with the end result.

Next up was 2 sets of 12 Christmas Tree Napkins that Kathryn made back in 2010 for my Mum and Sister-In-Law as we spend Christmas day with both of them (1/2 hour apart) each year.

Finally a necklace for my Mum using the colours of the fabric she purchased whilst in Bowral this year, and my Sister volunteered to make it into a skirt for Mum.

Now back to some sewing for me.