Saturday, December 27, 2014

A Finished Christmas Order

Merry (late) Christmas! 

I am posting this a bit late but time has gotten away from me. I have been busily sewing and spending some wonderful quality time with my husband and family.

Quick warning: This is a picture heavy post! 

A lovely friend at work asked me to create some gifts for her for family members. I posted about them originally here. I didn't actually finish them all up until Monday afternoon. Yep, it took me a month to finish the six pieces. In my defense I was quite busy at work and also had to travel to Illinois for my sister-in-law's Ph.D. graduation.

Here are the pictures of the finished products! You can find the patterns in my previous post here.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Pincushion Swap

I've tried to work on my friend Lily's order that I started during Thanksgiving break. However I also needed to finish up my pincushion for the SewCanShe Christmas Pincushion Swap!!!

It's been a lot of fun looking at what everyone has created for the swap. I haven't yet received my pincushion yet from my swap buddy. This swap is a bit different. The person I'm sending my pincushion to isn't sending me one. Instead someone else is. It's a great big circle of people trading!

I decided to create another book pincushion like I did here. I did change it up in three ways:

  1. Christmas colors!!!! 
  2. Used interfacing instead of cardboard for the cover. 
  3. Added a little place to put sewing needles.