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post #201 of 386

I love those paper pinecones!  Great idea to use them as gift ornamentation.

post #202 of 386

I love the pinecones! Im thinking of making some for decoration around the house. We don't have anything to decorate with and those would be fun!

 

DD2's birthday is tomorrow then I can concentrate on Christmas!

post #203 of 386
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Rere - thank you!  I found the pattern in a library book, I think it turned out nice.   I just clicked on your link and I love your pillow! 



Thanks!

 

Is it from Bend the Rules Sewing?

post #204 of 386

Gardenbelle-love the bag as well.

Zebra- those are neat. The past couple of years, I haven't had time to complete homemade Xmas's, and I've veered toward holiday decorations for mostly my own home. I can be a little ore leisurely about making them, and if they don't get done, that's okay. I might try a couple of those.

 

Rere-How are you? :)

 

CC- The quilted calendars are not difficult, but they are time consuming. I don't know what your felt one is like, but my guess is that these are just as time consuming. I would say they average about 3-4 hours a piece total. Not including shopping time for all the materials including 25 ornaments (I did not make the ornaments). But I will post pictures later today maybe. I've finished five. I'm very pleased with them. 

post #205 of 386

I don't have the pattern because I found it in a library book, but it is called Bend the Rules Sewing, here's the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Bend-Rules-Sewing-Essential-Guide/dp/0307347214

Isn't it such a cute pattern?  There were a few other projects in the book worth working on, I would definitely see if your local library has it. :)

post #206 of 386

Oops, forgot to quote.  Check out the post above, it is to you. :)
 

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wow, I LOVE that bag. did you have a pattern?


 

post #207 of 386

Yes, isn't that such a great book?  I really love the projects in it.  I actually ended up making 5 bags total (including one for me!) out of the pattern for all the women in the family.  Five Christmas presents down!
 

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Thanks!

 

Is it from Bend the Rules Sewing?



 

post #208 of 386
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Yes, isn't that such a great book?  I really love the projects in it.  I actually ended up making 5 bags total (including one for me!) out of the pattern for all the women in the family.  Five Christmas presents down!

 



that book looks so cute! I might have to get it. And I love the design that you added.... so cute! thank you!!
post #209 of 386

Thanks!  It's one of my 3 1/2 year old drawings, I think the Grandmas and aunties will really like it. :)

post #210 of 386
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Rere-How are you? :)

 

CC- The quilted calendars are not difficult, but they are time consuming. I don't know what your felt one is like, but my guess is that these are just as time consuming. I would say they average about 3-4 hours a piece total. Not including shopping time for all the materials including 25 ornaments (I did not make the ornaments). But I will post pictures later today maybe. I've finished five. I'm very pleased with them. 



Good(thanks for asking)!Busy with our homeschool co-op and my husband has been doing a lot of touring(he's a musician)so less time and energy for making than I would like.Today I am going to get some Christmas making done!I promise.

 

I'd love to see your calendars!



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Yes, isn't that such a great book?  I really love the projects in it.  I actually ended up making 5 bags total (including one for me!) out of the pattern for all the women in the family.  Five Christmas presents down!
 



 


Yes.I borrowed it from the library too and thought the bag looked familiar.Glad to know it went together so well.I might have to borrow the book again and give it a try.

 

Good for you on the five finished presents!!!

 

post #211 of 386

Did a bunch of supply gathering.Sweaters are felting...

 

I must make something!

post #212 of 386

I have done nothing! My schedule has proven useless thus far. :-( And Thanksgiving is next week; boy am I going to be in trouble if I don't get going... my son has been very needy and fussy lately so I'm just struggling to find the time to sit down at the sewing machine - the quilt should only take me a few hours, if I could only get them... 

post #213 of 386

What kind of stuff do you make with wool felt?  I have a bunch of it from when I was making night time covers for my kids and I'd love to get some project ideas.
 

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Did a bunch of supply gathering.Sweaters are felting...

 

I must make something!



 

post #214 of 386
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What kind of stuff do you make with wool felt?  I have a bunch of it from when I was making night time covers for my kids and I'd love to get some project ideas.
 



 


Hats,mittens,fingerless gloves,bags,bracelets,slippers,pillows,ornaments...

 

There is a book called Warm Fuzzies with lots of good ideas for felt use.Here is the blog of the woman who wrote it.Lots of good ideas there too.

 



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Did a bunch of supply gathering.Sweaters are felting...

 

I must make something!


I made some mittens to match the hat I made earlier!

 



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I have done nothing! My schedule has proven useless thus far. :-( And Thanksgiving is next week; boy am I going to be in trouble if I don't get going... my son has been very needy and fussy lately so I'm just struggling to find the time to sit down at the sewing machine - the quilt should only take me a few hours, if I could only get them... 


Making when you have a baby can be hard.

 


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Making when you have a baby can be hard.


Yeah, and I thought finding time while pregnant was difficult! LOL.

 

post #216 of 386

Crafting and babies are a hard combination. I have a 9 month old and an hour long project will take 4-5 while Im taking care of him.. the sewing machine wakes him up too so I can't sew when hes sleeping.

 

I haven't done anything since the stocking stuffers. I need to get working on things if they are ever going to get done.

post #217 of 386

Each year I make a gift for each of the kids and usually a few others too.

 

This year my project list is

DD bed for her stuffed dog - done

DS - not sure yet

Nephew a drawstring bag with appliqué hob rings, filled with toy pots and pans

Grandparents - T towels & aprons decorated by the kids (got to keep finding uses for the fabric pens :lol)

 

We'll also do some food baskets of home baking. A great idea I found earlier in the year is to save the tubes from potato crisps and decorate them to package home made cookies. We don't eat them very often but I have a been saving them so we should have enough.

 

post #218 of 386

I got all the blocks cut for the quilt this morning! Unfortunately, I also cut the backing. The piece leftover is eight stupid inches shy of being big enough, so now I have to piece the backing too. I could seriously kick myself. And I'm stalled out for today because I can't find the iron to press everything and I have to run to the fabric store (which is not going to happen today at all) for more bobbins. Sigh. But that's better than nothing done, right? 

post #219 of 386

Kitchenqueen- My grandma use to tell me "a journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step".. Each little bit is one step closer to the end!

 

I just wrote up a list of things to do before Christmas and woozer its LONG.. So much to do so little time. It will get done, however I might not be sleeping until Christmas :)

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Kitchenqueen- My grandma use to tell me "a journey of a thousand miles starts with just one step".. Each little bit is one step closer to the end!

 

I just wrote up a list of things to do before Christmas and woozer its LONG.. So much to do so little time. It will get done, however I might not be sleeping until Christmas :)


Very true! And if I have to pull an all-nighter or two to make Christmas happen, so be it. :-) 

 

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