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post #101 of 125

Found a fabric car carrier I'm going to make - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/120471358755356799/. Love that this one has a circular track to drive on. Now I just need to pull out my fabric stash and get it on it. 

post #102 of 125

I'm certainly slacking in the gift-making department. I have to spend tomorrow/early next week getting my butt in gear!

 

For a spray I have a few ideas brewing, but I'm thinking of a "cozy-warm" scent, since it's a winter gift. I'll probably use a clove/nutmeg essential oil, mixed with orange/citrus blend..maybe some lavender thrown in just because it's so peaceful. I just want to make a spray that's relaxing and perfect for those end-of-the-day-hair-pulling-out moments...and I also saw this, and I'm thinking of making it too

 

http://atoneholisticliving.blogspot.com/2012/11/chai-spice-balm.html

 

How yummy does that look! 

 

Tea wise I'm going to do blends..the one I'm working on now is a blend of nettle, red raspberry leaves, ginger, peppermint, some dried fruits too (for my sister-in-law who's having a bebe!) 

post #103 of 125

I have been so lazy lately. I need to get some school work done so that I can concentrate on Christmas and the crafty and baking I'd like to do.

post #104 of 125
Today I am working on a felted wool sweater blanket for my sister and her husband.I am short just a few pieces so I am waiting for one more sweater to finish felting.

Yesterday I made a hot mitt to go with a cast iron pan for a grab bag gift.

I ordered some towels to turn into a hooded shark towel for my nephew but so far only the wash cloth has arrived.

I am going to stitch love and hate onto the fingers of some gloves for a friend but I'm not very good with that sort of thing so I am procrastinating getting started. Really I should do that right now!while I wait for my final sweater to come out of the wash.

Monday I will go to Ikea to get some pillows to make silly pillows to go with the blanket for my sister and her family.

I don't even have a plan for my mom or her husband yet.uhg!

How's everyone else doing?
post #105 of 125
Well,yesterday was a total bust that included a trip to Ikea for no reason. Ah well....hopefully today will be better. I did finish up the sweater blanket for my sister and her husband though!

Am I the only one still working because I waited to long to get started?uhg.
post #106 of 125

on the cutting table currently is an apron for my brother....made of flannel of course!  a quilt - for same brother - his b-day is Jan 2 so i have to double up with him ....Also a 'car quilt' for his 8 month old daughter ....i waited so long to get started because i was waiting for my eldest to come home from college and help me wrangle my youngest!  

Maybe i can get the two of them to make cookies today ....18 and 3 should work well together!  

post #107 of 125








I snapped some quick picks before I started wrapping today.
post #108 of 125
Some gorgeous stuff, @rere! I love that last oven mitt especially.

I'm plugging away at the casserole carriers. I've made the straps and sewed all the layers together. Still need to topstitch and assemble them.

Haven't started the kids oven mitts and I also need to make a zippered pencil case for DD1 to give her Sunday school teacher. Oh, and I also bought a white t-shirt, white bodysuit and 2m of Christmas fabric to make each of the girls a dress for Christmas Day - ha!
post #109 of 125
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Am I the only one still working because I waited to long to get started?uhg.

 

Nope. I haven't started the car carrier for Little Man's stocking or the soy candles I plan to give as hostess gifts, and I just realized there is ONE weekend left before Christmas. ONE, people!

post #110 of 125
Phew!I'm not the only one!Ha!

Today we will decorate some tshirt s for some uncles,I will hopefully make some pillows and maybe we will get some cooked gifts made. Fingers crossed!
post #111 of 125

I got the vanilla extract done and in jars. I got all the name art done, printed, and wrapped. I didn't get the baby quilts done. We might still get the one for the baby who will be spending Christmas with us done this weekend. However, gifts had to be off for my other nephew this morning, so he got an IOU.

 

I wanted to do some fabric gift bags for everything, but those didn't even get started.

post #112 of 125
3 pillows made.Not exactly how I planned them but they are made.

Peppermint bark made and packed up.

3 out of 5 tshirts made and wrapped

Still need to make granola and unfortunately the towels that I ordered to make my nephew a hooded towel still haven't arrived.

Off to decorate some tshirts!
post #113 of 125
Hooded shark towel is finished!

Granola is made!

And I am almost finished wrapping!joy.gif

I am not going to think about the two futon covers that I need to fix and bring to my Aunty on Christmas Eve. Nope not thinking about that right now.
post #114 of 125

I took the Better Than Bouillion jars out of the cupboard so I can take the labels off of them for the soy candles! Progress! 

post #115 of 125
I accidentally ate too much chocolate last night so I was up until 1am. The good thing about that was that I finished the two casserole carriers and started DD1's Christmas dress.
post #116 of 125

I finished knitting stockings for dh, ds, and myself:-) I've been wanting to do this for years but finally prioritized them this year since I wasn't trying to knit gifts for a zillion people. I'm not entirely happy with the colorway on ds's but now we can stop using the random mismatched ones from dh's and my childhood. Ds had been using mine and I've just not used one. But I think it's good for kids to see that Christmas is for adults, too, so I'll put a chocolate bar and a few things in mine.

post #117 of 125
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I accidentally ate too much chocolate last night so I was up until 1am. The good thing about that was that I finished the two casserole carriers and started DD1's Christmas dress.
that accidentally happens to me way too often but I never produce anything other than a pimple.ha!
post #118 of 125
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Originally Posted by katelove View Post

I accidentally ate too much chocolate last night so I was up until 1am. The good thing about that was that I finished the two casserole carriers and started DD1's Christmas dress.
that accidentally happens to me way too often but I never produce anything other than a pimple.ha!

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post #119 of 125
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Well,yesterday was a total bust that included a trip to Ikea for no reason. Ah well....hopefully today will be better. I did finish up the sweater blanket for my sister and her husband though!

Am I the only one still working because I waited to long to get started?uhg.

Nope! It's Christmas Eve and I'm still sewing and knitting frantically. I've got mitten warmers, a scarf, citrus scrub cleaner, and candied pecans to make. I made chili salt last night (or as I like to call it, powdered napalm) and nearly died from the ground chili dust.

 

I procrastinated so much that I'm too far behind to catch up... *sigh*

post #120 of 125
I gave up in the end. I finished the girls dresses, the zippered purse for DD1's teacher and two of the tea towels for the play kitchen.

I got the aprons and two of the four oven mitts cut out but the girls didn't go to sleep until 9:30 last night (7:30-8 is usual) so I decided to leave it all and put their dolls house together, tidy up and go to bed at a reasonable hour. It was a good decision. I woke up to a tidy house and didn't have to try and construct a dolls house before church while making custard and stuffing mushrooms.

The kitchen stuff can just appear one day and they'll be delighted.

Hope everyone has a lovely Christmas :-)
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