So much sewing takes place in the month of December. So much of it is meant to be kept a secret and shared with loved ones at Christmas. Here are a few favorites that came out of the sewing room this past month...
These were the best last-minute teacher gifts! Little coffee cup cozies, to go along with Starbucks gift-cards. Loved the tutorial from House on Hill Road. Loved that they took about 30 minutes or less to make!
Loved the excuse to finally get to make this sweet faux wrap dress from the Handmade Beginnings book from Anna Maria Horner. Loved the chance to find another project for a little piece of my Tina Givens fairy fabric!
I love my letter "E" pillow. I don't know if everyone feels the need for a letter pillow, but chances are high that if I draw your name for Christmas, it will occur to me that you should want a letter pillow :)
Though the Tuesday Morning pillow (a la Stitch magazine Winter 2009) is an investment of love and time, there is no denying that once all your pieces are cut out, putting it together is truly fun. So many fabrics to mix and play with. What's not to love?!
Loved finding the perfect project to use this random fabric I bought probably over two years ago in Korea! I have loved the colors for so long, but what to do with it was the question. Now I sort of think that all of my pillows should have this on the back. And thanks to Liz, insisting that I open my Christmas gift well before Christmas, a few of the last projects to leave the sewing room, left with my very own "Made on Maple" design labels on them. THANK YOU LIZ!!
A total last minute idea. It struck too late to arrive at it's destination in time to be loved this Christmas, but hopefully will be loved, next year :) So exciting to use 15 different fabrics to create this Christmas color scheme. Do you love it when you can pull out 15 different fabrics to go into one project?! I do!!!
And one final gift to myself before packing up the Christmas decor, I couldn't resist adorning a red towel with a piece of my favorite Michael Miller Christmas fabric, and a ruffle. Saw the idea over on Cluck, Cluck, Sew. It was a super fast project, and therefore I didn't feel too bad keeping this one for myself!
There is one last present that needs to be discussed, but I'm going to wait until it arrives at it's destination first...
Are you all Christmased out? Or are you sad to see it go?!