A Few Finishes

While I was out of school on winter break a few weeks ago, I managed to get a little sewing done.  I made some gifts for family that lives near me for Valentine’s Day.  Now that they have their gifts, I can post about them.

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This one was for my niece L. She loves the dolls of LaLa Loopsy.  I found the fabric on spoonflower and ordered it.  I had the blue and the yellow.  Yellow is her favorite color, but I didn’t have enough of any yellow fabric to make the ruffled parts, so I opted for just a contrasting band.

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Here is the one I made for my other niece, M.  She absolutely loves anything with mustaches on it.  The new fabric “Honky Tonk” by Moda,  fit the bill.  I added a brown Moda “solid” to it.

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I made this little runner for my SIL and BIL for V-day.  It is from Northcott’s Stonehenge Line.

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Last, but not least, I made some napkins for my MIL and FIL.  Again, “Honky Tonk” by Moda fit the bill, paired with the same “Solid” by Moda that I used in the pillowcase above. 

I had a wonderful time making these gifts.  They were small enough projects that I didn’t feel overwhelmed (well, I would have preferred to have had a ruffling attachment for my sewing machine for the pillowcases).  I was elated to get to spend time sewing in my sewing room instead of working on homework, longingly looking towards the fabric side of the room.

A few gifts

I generally make gifts for everyone that attends my bee in December.  Last year, I made everyone a lanyard.  The year before, tiny treat bags.

This year, I made everyone chap stick holders.  They can be clipped into the purse or on a keychain to be found easier.

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I also made this tray out of peppermint candies – I then put cookies on it for our potluck bee. 

 

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Leap Years

Back at the Beginning of the month, I completed two of tops for this month’s Another Year of Schnibbles. In fact, it was only the day after we were generously given the pattern by Carrie.

 

I had made these for the two little girls who live next door and are really good friends with my daughter. They have lived next to us for the last five years – quite a long time for a couple of military families! They are moving away this week and I wanted to give them something this pattern fit the bill. I was able to make one in pinks and one in greens, the favorite colors of the two girls.

Here are the girls with their quilts. My daughter is in the middle.she had been playing with water balloons at another friends house earlier and hadn’t changed yet.

 

A Circle of Geese

At the last 2nd Tuesday Bee, Joan taught us a new way to foundation paper-piece using freezer paper.

I completed this small wall-hanging, about 14-inches square, and gave it to mt daughter’s teacher for her end of the year gift last week.

My daughter will now be in the fourth grade in late summer! My son will be going into the eighth grade next school year (whew, it was a close one).

I didn’t make end of year gifts for my son’s teachers, as he has seven of them! Maybe I will do it next year as he will have most of the same teachers next year for the same subjects as this year.

The next photos are of something I saw somewhere – a visual way to track your weight loss…

One is for how many lost and how many to loose. I thought it was neat.

I have lost 18 lbs since May 1st.