Sunday, January 2, 2011
New Year, New Beginnings
OK, famous last words? Well I shall try my best to get my sew on and blog like the wind this year. As a start, here are pictures of all the nifty Christmas gifts I made for my family - and most weren't even made from felt.
First up, a set a linen dish towels for my mother-in-law. I got pretty fabric tape from an Etsy seller in China.
I really liked making this baker's apron for my Dad. It came together well for my first try at such a thing. Modeled by it's new owner and famous maker of "Daddy's Bread".
Here we have the water-proof lunch sacks I made for my sister. I didn't really have a pattern but they seem like they'll work :-)
I also made my sister a snugglie fleece Red Sox blanket (despite living in a Yankee fan zone).
Next up is a felt pin cushion for my Dad's wife. It's filled with crushed walnut shells so it sits nicely and sharpens the needles poked into it. I made the pins with some Swarovski crystals.
After trying my hand at pillow cases for Conkerr Cancer, I've begun making them for gifts now. This one is a super soft Hello Kitty model for my niece. Hello Kitty fabric is really difficult to find so I imported it from the Etsy seller in China.
And my favorite of all (if I were to pick just one) is this groovy Hello Kitty headband also for my niece. I needle felted in the eyes and nose and the rest is wool blend felt and thread. The bead on the bow is a pretty Swarovski crystal.
I really had a great time creating all these things so I'm looking forward to a busy creative 2011! Happy New Year!