So early on in December I made the decision that I wasn't going to stress myself out trying to sew everyone an amazing gift. Definitely no full quilts for anyone this year. (Last year there were two. Rookie mistake.) I also decided to sell the Charlie Brown ornaments in my Etsy shop. They had become so popular that it just seemed really stupid not to do it to earn some extra Christmas cash. I did earn some good cash, but I also didn't have much time to sew the gifts I did want to sew for people, therefore we spent more on Christmas. Catch 22. But it was a lovely Christmas, and now all that Etsy money will be used for our trip to Vegas next month to see my younger brosef get hitched. Exciting! (P.S. The shop is back open, if anyone wants a head start on next year.)
This one was actually a birthday gift for my mom. She turned 60 last week, and I turned 30! We had a really nice family celebration and she loved this pillow. Now I can't stop dreaming of a whole church dash quilt.
This doll quilt was for our best friends' daughter, Lily. (You may remember some of her modeling from PR&P.) Lately when she comes over to play, she is always carrying around the Grinch placemat as her "camping mat." She dances with it, uses it as a cape, a stage, a magic carpet. So I knew she needed her own. I used all scraps plus a fat quarter that came from Delia on the back. (Thanks Delia!)
This one is for their son Ryan. It's actually a 16" pillow cover, but I hadn't gotten the form yet when I took pictures. He LOVES Sonic. Which is kind of hilarious for a 5 year old in 2013. I love the way the felt appliqué looks on the Julia Rothman Type print I got at Sewn.
I made four of these boxed-bottom zip pouches for Hendrix's teachers, but all I got was this late night IG pic of a couple of them. I really wanted to keep the triangle one for me.
Lastly, an exciting gift for me! My mom got me a FQB of Lizzy House's Pearl Bracelets for my birthday. This is definitely my favorite print ever and I'm so excited to have every color. I've already used up 6-7 of them. We found them still in stock at Fresh Modern Fabric, although I think they only have the half yard bundles now... which I might go back for soon!