I may have gone a little quiet the last couple of weeks. It’s because I’ve been frantically sewing for Christmas, and I have made excellent progress. Here’s few things I made.
These are Danish woven heart baskets. I found the tutorial for them here. When I first saw them, I thought they would be perfect to make as ornaments to give as gifts. Just fill them with chocolate and they are perfect.
To make them, I used sheets of craft felt and ribbon for the loops. You can also use construction paper, for a fun kids project. The problem is with my color choices. I love the look of pink, but on these the pink looks more Valentine’s day then Christmas. I guess that works too.
The next project at least screams Christmas. It’s my new…
I found the fabric at SAS on sale, $1.99/yard. I bought several yards. I thought it would be perfect for a dress, and a few other things that will come later.
The dress uses a Simplicity pattern for the bodice and I just made a full rectangle skirt for the bottom.
I trimmed the neckline with red ribbon, bows and some black lace I bought last year. The lace was intended for a skirt I tried to make, but it didn’t match the fabric. Finally got to use it.
I added lace and ribbon to the skirt too, right above the ruffle. The ruffle was easier for me to make than usual. My new sewing machine handles things like that a lot better than my old one (see A Sewing Machine Review Because...).
This is a pair of angel pins that were gifts from two different people. I wore them both with the dress to church last Sunday. It was the day of the choir’s annual Christmas Cantata or concert.
I did surprisingly well considering I woke up coughing and sneezing like crazy that morning. Some medicine, herbal tea, and a few cough drops later and I could sing just fine.
The next project is a bit different. Normally I am all about making all my gifts, but I do have some people who are super difficult to craft for. I decided that they would be happier with a gift card, but you can’t just hand someone a gift card and call it a day. You have to wrap it nicely too right? There are tons of cute printable gift cards all over the internet, but I wanted to add a special touch to them. I thought about mazes.
Many of you know that I draw mazes, I even have a maze blog. So I thought, why not print out a gift card holder and draw a maze on it? Then I thought, why not make the maze the holder?
The Maze Gift Card Holder
Now everyone who receives a gift card from me gets a fun maze to try out. And I posted it to my maze blog, so anyone can download them and give mazes too.
I have more even projects to share in the next few days and some more surprises too. I can’t wait to show them to you. Look forward to it!