As I mentioned early, I didn’t make very many Christmas presents this year. I had plans, good intentions, great ideas, lots of inspiration, and no time. I did chose a few simple projects that I managed to finish amidst all the Christmas rush. I made my niece a sweet little play pinafore, but I forgot to take a picture of it before I wrapped it. Maybe I will try to borrow it from Alli and take a few pictures.
So here they are~
I made fabric totes for my Mom and Mother-in-law.
For Mom W. I made two large sized totes out of recycled burlap coffee bean bags. I really like the way they turned out (am I allowed to say that?!). I reinforced them with heavy duty interfacing and lined them with cream muslin.
The totes nest down inside of each other. You can buy this fabulous pattern here. I know, I know! I’ve been a little tote crazy lately, but they’re delightful, and useful, and yes; easy to make… I promise (cross my heart).
Lastly, a little peek at my previously-mentioned “perfectly wrapped, beautifully coordinated” presents . This year I went with a “brown paper packages tied up with string” look. I used lace, burlap, twine, cream colored trim, and recycled poetry… the little bird tag was cut out of an old book of poetry that was falling apart.
I already have a stack of projects piled up on my sewing desk and a pages of notes and sketches so… stay tuned… it’s going to be fun!