Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Gifties

I've been making some Christmas gifts. First are the Twirls for Girls Doll Skirts. . .pardon the boy doll wearing one of them. . . They're meant for dolls like The American Girl Dolls. These will go to my nieces. I hope they like them. They were fun to make - kind of a quick fix. . . well, it's patchwork. . so as quick as that can go. I plan to make more in the future to donate for Toys for Tots. I ran out of time this year.

Next up are Spencer & Parker's Teacher Gifts. . . I made a couple of artsy clutches from Bend the Rules Sewing. These were fun & quick to assemble.

& inside I added 5 handmade greeting cards each:

This was a lot of fun. If I had started earlier I would have created so many more things. And thanks to the many talented bloggers I read up on I have TONS of projects to keep me from sleeping, doing housework, making meals or socializing publicly for quite some time. I wonder if I could get away with not working for the next couple of years??? Tee hee. . . just kidding.

I'm about 2/3 of the way done with The Birdie Sling by Amy Butler. This bag is HUGE! Holy cow! I could fit a baby in this thing. {but I don't plan to - just in case someone thinks I would want to bring one of those home with me} This might go to my niece. . . but I'm not sure if she'll like it or not. . .so I will wait & see. And a little birdie told me that I will be getting another one of Camille's Awesome Quilt Patterns for Christmas. I'm SO excited! Oh! And I have, on good authority, that I will also be receiving some new fabric from Gracie Lou's Quilt Shop!!! Not to mention that I should probably be winning something from their fantastic Grand Opening Giveaway. . . . . {fingers crossed & praying for some giveaway goodness - fabric would be so fabulous}

There you have it ~ my attempt at some homemade goodness for Christmas. Wish I had more to share:) Merry Christmas to all! God Bless you all & remember to Keep Christ in Christmas!

Jennifer B


Bridget said...

Why did I not check this post out sooner? I love it all, awesome! I need to get a jump start on my christmas gifts for 09'.

Sheri Howard said...

I haven't seen a Cabbage Patch Doll for so long, it was so fun to see, and her new skirt is darling! I loved all your handmade Christmas gifts! I know people really appreicate them, and how much time and love a person puts into handmade things.....good for you! Keep sewing!