30 December 2010

Handmade Gift Parade

Here are some more fun things I made for Christmas gifts:

For my sister-in-law (and by extension her hubby), I pulled out a vintage pattern and made her a lovely apron. I think everything home-related goes better when you wear a fabulous apron.
I had to make sure it looked good on, right?

The fabric is from Free Spirit's Savon Bouquet.  (You saw the other piece in the Swaddle Blankie.) I'm kicking myself for not snatching more up last summer.  I LOVE it.  The red I found at hobby lobby, the check from my stash.  I made the piping around the bodice to match.  The skirt is bound with matching bias tape.

For her family, a birthday banner.  I kept it in primary colors since she has two boys and two girls.

I really need to update my letters...I found a few things to change, like the letter "t". 

For all my nieces/nephews we were gifting to this year (and my own kidlets), ribbon candy ornaments:

For my parents:

A fabulous quilted table runner, using Amy's tutorial.  The back reverses to the same fabric I bound it in.  I love the colors and how they glow!

For my brother and his wife:
His and her oven mitts, using a new pattern I made up.  Tutorial to make some for yourself is HERE.

There are a few more things I made, like PJs for my children.  I figured this post was long enough, so I'll show those off another time.

On another note, January's Sewing 101 guest post will debut on Saturday.  What a great way to begin the new year!

Sharing with Freckled Laundry, and At Second Street.
The Girl Creative
Get Your Craft On Tuesday
And At Second Street's Tie One On!

10 happy thoughts:

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love all of it!! Such wonderful, flawless projects and great use of fabric and coordination.

PS I must make those ribbon candy ornaments for next year!

Kalleen at Second Street said...

Chris, I love all your handmade gift ideas. I especially liked the idea of having the kids make t-shirts. I've been wanting to help my kids make gifts for each other so they can share the same tradition I have. That might be something I can handle.

Louisa said...

I love the birthday banner! I think it is fantastic that you used a cupcake to make the space between the words. What fun!

Tasha said...

In love with it all. Great gift ideas. Super in love with the apron.

Unknown said...

such talent! great job!

maleahbliss said...

Nice job!! :) I love the table runner. and the apron!

I'd love for you to link this up to my linky party!

Unknown said...

I REALLY need to make one of those banners at some point. What a great gift idea, too. It's something that would definitely get a lot of use, create memories, and be a hit at a party. Thank you so much for linking up again, sweet friend!


Kalleen at Second Street said...

Chris, thanks for linking. i've already told you how much i love your ideas, but i will again. I love all your handmade gift ideas.

Bron said...

You have some lovely ideas ....especially love the idea of giving a birthday banner...thanks for sharing and also stopping by my space too.

Robinson Family said...

I am in love with the apron (and so is Dan due to the Golden Graham S'mores I made with it on). The banner will be used so often and the ornaments are ready for next Christmas. Thanks again!

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