Today, I get to share with you some of the projects I've been working on leading up to the holidays. :) I know not everyone goes all-in for handmade holidays, but when you don't have a lot of spare cash, you do what you can.
This year, when I reflect on the holidays overall, I find that I made 5 quilts for gifts, plus an additional two baby quilts for a neighbor who had twin girls. I also made 4 pillows, one for myself, one for a swap, and two for gifts. :) I don't have all of the pictures of each of the quilts yet, as some of them have already gone home to their new owners. Here are some pictures of the ones that I do have. :)
|Baby Quilt #1 for Neighbor.|
|Baby Quilt #2 for Neighbor|
One of the projects I'm most fond of is the quilt I made for my best friend. She's a huge Disney fan, and I had surprising thrifting luck one day when I found this cool Disney sheet for $1. I put it to good use, especially seeing that her favorite color is blue. :)
Here's a picture of us all under the tree with all the presents.
|Bryan especially asked for something made with this fabric!|
|Here's Amy when she opened her quilt! :D|
|Tabitha loved her quilt, she actually screamed when she opened the box. Then she kept telling me I was so sneaky.|
I was surprised and excited to see the quilt that Amy created for me. It was something I knew she was working on, but oh man, it was so gorgeous in person.
She's actually still in the process of quilting it, but she wanted me to open it for the Holidays. :D I was completely blown away. I knew what she was working on, but she really took my breath away with the colors.
Now, here's what I made for my mom (don't worry, she got other stuff too).
Last year, when I made myself a ghastlies quilt, she was the one who kept telling me how much she wants it. So, this is what I put together for her for Christmas - using the new collection, of course.
|I especially like the way they glare at each other.|
Until then, Happy Sewing!