29 December 2013

A Few Homemade Christmas Gifts

I only made a few Christmas gifts this year since I have been spending so much time working on my longarm machine skills.  I didn't even whip up something in my sewing room for the boys teachers.  But I did however make some chocolate covered pretzels and peanut butter cookies for the boys to take to school.  They went over a treat.  

The few things that I did make I had to wait till to share as my mom reads my blog. :)

I made a really cute dog toy for my brother-in-laws dog.  It is my own design and even put a squeakier in the belly.  My two dogs were totally jealous so I guess I will need to whip up a couple for them too.  Just mine are not as gentle with stuffed toys. 

While I was cleaning up my sewing room I came across this unfinished project that I started years ago. This pattern is called an Fabric Origami Tree.  All I had to do to finish is sew on the bells and base.  It now resides with my mom and dad.   

I also found this pattern in my stash that my mom gave me a while ago so I whipped up a small table topper for my parents.  Most so I could play on my longarm machine.  I only used the snowman from the pattern the rest is my layout.  The pattern can be found here. I did it much like my wonky scrappy tree quilt.  I used the washable glue stick to hold everything in place.  Then quilted it to tack all the pieced down.  

I put a flower print from my stash on the back so it can be used all year around. 

Now to spend a bit of time before the new year getting my sewing room all organized as the scrap bins are over flowing again. 

Thank you for stopping by and visiting. 


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