Wednesday, December 29, 2010

hot pads

I actually made these in November, but I wanted to wait until after Christmas to post them. I made one for each of my married siblings and their family. They are super cute, super easy and usable.

Then I added a bread pan and a few of my favorite bread recipes and I had a great little gift for each of them.

If you are wondering how to make these hot pads, they are super easy. I just cut out two pieces of fabric and one piece of insul-bright the shape of a hot pad (I traced ones I already had). Then I sandwiched the insul-bright between the two pieces of fabric and sewed bias binding around the edges, making a loop out of the bias binding at one corner.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Countdown to Christmas

This is an awesome advent Christmas countdown that I made with my sisters, sister-in-law and mom. I wish I had taken pictures as we made it because it is really cool. Each of those squares is chipboard covered with scrapbook paper and the number and on the back is a magnet and some activity to do that day. The back board (the off-white) is metal covered with scrapbook paper so you can stick the magnet squares on and then take them off each day. Under the squares is a picture of baby Jesus, so as you countdown you are uncovering the picture. It is really cute and we enjoy doing all the activities and counting down.

Lena's Christmas Dress

Wow, it's been over a month since I've posted on here. I guess I haven't been very crafty lately. Anywho, this is Lena's Christmas dress. I claimed to be following a pattern, but it totally doesn't look at all like the pattern. I guess that is just me. I am like, well, I want to change the sleeves and I want to make the skirt a patchwork and I want to add lace and I'm not going to put anything in the middle, etc etc. So it turned into something quite different. Anyway, it is made from the leftover fabric I had from making our stockings last year, so she will match our stockings :) But I thought all the fabrics looked really good together and that way I didn't have to buy more fabric.