Friday, January 2, 2015
Christmas is over, so now I can share the gifts that I made as gifts for Christmas 2014 :)
Let's start with the fabric bags that I made. Each year I give everyone a Christmas sack with some candy and then little goodies. Goodies that I've collected over the year, Christmas items that I buy on sale, etc. In January I learned how to make lined fabric bags at quilt guild. It was our community service project, giving the bags to the women's shelter.
I had amassed quite a bit of Christmas fabrics, so thought it would be nice to make fabric fabrics to fill. I did.....25 of them total.
I made a doll bed, quilt, pillows, and a rug for my 3 yr old granddaughter, Zelda. (I'm in the process of making lots of these sets to lists in my online craft shops over the coming year)
I made a sock family for my 18 month old grandson, Killian. (I am thinking of making lots more of these too)
I thought about making an apron for my son since he bbq's a lot. While looking through a box of fabric for 'manly' fabrics, I ran across some Elvis fabric and fabric with records on it.
I will make my son an apron for his birthday in April, but stopped and made my mom an Elvis quilt for Christmas.
Throughout the year I made 42 hot pads with blocks that I had left over from quilt tops. I didn't save a picture of them all made, but here is a picture of one of them in the making. Every adult, or adult couple in the family rec'd 2 hot pads. It was strange, that my oldest daughter didn't even own 1 hot pad. She was using old t-shirts for hot pans on the table. She will be getting 2 more for her birthday Feb.1.
Last minute I decided to also give each adult or adult couple a set of 4 coasters. I made 10 sets plus 2 coasters.
I have pulled out a book that I bought 2 years ago and marked pages of things that I am going to start working on making THIS month and work on throughout the year instead of mostly last minute.
The book is highlighted here:
I look forward to the frugal posts you will share with my readers and myself this week!