Saturday, January 10, 2009

Homemade gifts



Well I spent a bunch of time this year making gifts. Matt jokes that my poor little sewing machine has been sitting there for 6 years barely seeing the light of day and then WHAM! out of no where it gets the beating of a lifetime! True. I've gone through spools of thread. What am I doing sewing? It's crazy--and I want to do more. I haven't scrap booked in ages. I will again. Just have to what is pushing my creative button at the moment, right? People ask me if I have some fancy machine, but it's just the basic Sears Kenmore one. The nice thing is, is that my sister has the same exact one so if we have problems we can call each other up and try to figure stuff out. Now one of us just has to tackle the zipper. It's a handed down fear. I even have a site bookmarked on how to do them easily so at least I know we're not the only ones with the fear. Now that I think of our zipper fear and Mikas button fears, maybe this family has some obscure fear of notions. Ha! Just joking, my sister and I only fear sewing zippers whereas my dear daughter fears buttons on clothing. Ok, tangent. Pictured here are some of the gifts I made. I did a reverse applique on the t-shirt (but didn't make the shirt) and I made 2 skirts, just one smaller for a friend, 3 total fish games, and 3 crayon/colored pencil rolls. I also made a stocking with embroidery but didn't photograph it since I finished it as we drove to Minneapolis. Oh, I also made 4 tote-able towels but I guess I forgot to photograph those. Now I just need to finish the quilt. (Special thanks to http://littlemunchkins.blogspot.com/ for the crayon roll tutorial!)


6 comments:

**luci** said...

Wow you did an amazing job on all of these

Little Munchkins said...

Thanks so much for leaving a comment in my blog so that I could find you. I love discovering new blogs and I have enjoyed reading yours.

Looks like lots of sewing done and everything looks fantastic. I love, love, love the Heather Ross Mermaids you used for the colour pencil roll.

Alana R said...

Everything is so cute. The fish game turned out really well. I bet the kids love it.
I have some links marked on doing zippers too including one that shows how to glue set zippers but I haven't tried it yet.

dale said...

You are very talented and creative. My older sister sew a lot. I didn't inherit that gift.LOL Beautiful work!

Karen Lee said...

I love the skirt and top!! You did an amazing job on it! I need to get back into sewing. My machine keeps calling my name....hehehe!!

Two Dogs and a Quilt said...

I laughed at you saying your sewing machine gets a beating out of nowhere. I think my old Singer feels the same way. Those fish games are great! What a creative idea! Tackle the zipper fear...you'll be so glad. I learned how to install and invisible zipper from one of Amy Butler's skirt patterns. Really clear directions.