Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Eve!

I'm still managing to squeeze in some last minute crafty/sewing things.  It's been especially fun to go drop little gift bags off (must be how Santa feels!)

Christmas Cards (I made use of some stamping/cardmaking supplies which was one of my favorite hobbies before quilting.)  This snowy village stamp makes a very simple and quick (but lovely) card.  It works out perfectly that the ink on the stamp doesn't apply a solid blue and so it looks like it's snowing!  It would look so pretty with glitter, but my daughter says "glitter is the herpes of arts and crafts" and once I heard my neighbor complain about it so I don't use it anymore.

Quick and simple gift tags.  The pearl cotton thread makes a perfect lovely string for tying on the gift tag.

A little sewn gift bag (on the left) holds the crystal angel book mark you'll see in a minute.
Finished Potholder (put it in gift bag with a jar of Chocolate Chip cookie mix for a friend)

Another potholder.

The is the back of the previous pot holder.  If you make quilt sandwiches to practice your free motion quilting, be sure to add a couple extra layers of batting and then you can sew on a binding and make a potholder.  This star and loop design is so good for many projects.

Another favorite prequilting hobbie (jewelry making).  This is a book mark made for a friend.
Don't you just love Swarovski crystals!

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