Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Gifts 2011

Happy New Year to you all!  I got quite a bit of sewing done before Christmas to give away as gifts.  I had a few purses that I wanted to make, but I didn't get them done.  Too much going on, including illness #6, no it must be #5 because I think I have #6 right now.  I've never had so many cold, cough, and congestion type things in one single fall and winter.  It's become a joke.

I'm sorry to say that not only have I not blogged in forever and a day, I haven't even read a single blog in well over a month!  I've missed both, so it's good to (sorta) be back at it.  It might be slow going still, since I am really not joking about being sick so much.

This year, I made pillowcases and mailed them the week of Thanksgiving:

All were made as pairs, so 2 of each type.  A very underwhelming reception by the recipients, except for the pair that went to friends.  No more Christmas crunch sewing for me!  Bah humbug!

I had gotten a freebie tissue holder set to sew, so I made it up and gave it away.  Really easy and very cute!

I made a tote bag for my ds's Spanish teacher.  Wish I had taken the picture after I had sewn on the buttoms as they were perfect for the fabric!  This tote pattern is a freebie from a local shop and titled, "The 30-Minute Tote Bag".  I'll tell you now, it takes longer than 30 minutes!

Lastly, I made a table runner as a birthday gift.  It's called "The 10-Minute Table Runner" with good reason--that title is very accurate!

Before the holidays, I started on a pair of jeans.  They were set aside to work on the Christmas gifts, but they will be the first thing I finish this new year!  All that's left is the waistband, belt loops, and hemming.  More on those later.  


Cindi said...

Bah Humbug to those who didn't appreciate your gift! I love the pillowcases!

MushyWear said...

So sorry to hear you've been ill. I do hope you are on the mend now. I think your Christmas pillow cases are fun and festive, and I love the boho look of the tote bag. Happy New Year to you and glad to have you back. Can't wait to see your jeans.

Nancy Evers said...

I love, love, loved my pillow cases! Didn't you get the memo!!! lol Mine are the prettiest! I know, one was for your Dad but you know I like to sleep with lots of pillows and put those Christmas pillow cases back on the bed again this week! Guess I really need to put them away so they will be special again next year. Have totally enjoyed the tissue cover and love the table runner (altho can't believe it was made in 10 minutes)! Really enjoy your blog! Hugs.... The Stepmother!