Sunday, December 12, 2010


Sew, I've been spending time doing crafts with the girls and in my sewing room a lot, and have forgotten to at least blog a bit about our projects! First, I was part of a swap. we send each other fabric we have on hand but haven't used, and then whoever gets our fabric makes what they can out of it. My swap partner sent me these absolutely beautiful batiks...

front of bag

back of bag


Of course, the wallet is LGD's Wonder Wallet. The purse is a pattern from Liberty Star, the foldover bag pattern.

I also made coffee cozies out of scraps (thanks to my cousin Alexis, who sent me Christmas fabric to make her scrub hats, I had enough scraps to make a few of these!)

I did a few of these last year, but since we were in Pittsburgh I used Steelers fabric. It is SUPER easy, you just take a cozie from your fav coffee shop, trace it, add 1/4 for seams, than use that pattern to cut out 2 pieces of fabric, and 1 piece of fleece, 1 interfacing or 2 pieces of craftbond. sew, invert, edge stitch around, fabric glue ends together like cardboard one was, and you're done!

Then fill with candy! and if you can, a little gift card to the coffee shop.

Finally, the project we did for our family. We are trying to keep this Christmas simple, so we decided to make gifts. We made a huge batch of Salt dough for ornaments, used our big Valentine's day heart cookie cutter.

you just have to remember to poke a hole for string before you bake, than after baking we glued little wallet size pictures we printed at Walmart, wrote the year with sharpie on the ornament, and mod podged about 6 layers. Hope everyone likes them!

We also made a bunch of ornaments with our Christmas cookie cutters for our tree. The girls had a blast, not only working with the dough, but then painting and adding glitter. Of course, a week later, I am still sweeping glitter out of the kitchen...

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful fabrics from your swap! The bag you made is lovely and so are the ornaments!