Sunday, December 12, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gifts

Lots going on around here, but I managed to finish some simple handmade presents.
Hope you like my ideas and can get some inspiration.
First, a cover for Grandma's Kitchen Aid mixer. She loves chili peppers, and this was made using leftover fabric from her kitchen window valance.
A  fleece blanket for Grandpa.
We have several fleece blankets and I made all this way. Just get  two yards of fleece, machine sew the  borders  and  make a blanket stitch by hand using crochet thread.
Now, a couple of pink things I made for my Fairy Princess.
A soft and furry reversible throw for her. I just love these fabrics. One yard of each one, to make a  blanket that Fancy Nancy  would be proud of.  Sew the right sides together, turn and top stitch all around. I used a big paper heart  to sew a heart shape on the middle of the blanket to hold the two pieces together.

A  Precious Moments pillow.  I had this cross stitch piece for a while. First I planned to frame, but finally I decided to make a pillow using  left over chenille from her rag quilt that I made a couple of years ago.
Brenda loves Precious Moments. We got her some water globes when she was a baby and now she has a small collection . The one on the pictures is a favorite.
I am working on a very special gift for my sweetie. This week will be crazy, but I need to work hard on her gift, because next week she will be home from school, and will be hard to hide it from her.
Thanks for reading my blog!

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