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Weekend work progress

So, my weekend went OK. I made a reasonable dent in my to do list and feel good about my Christmas list, but still more work to do.

Customer Orders:

  • Lemon and Orange Coffee Cup Sleeve and placemat
  • Fall colored gift card pocket
  • Aqua and Orange gift card pocket

Christmas Gifts:

  • Quilt and Bind the following Coffee Cup Sleeves
    • 2 x Black
    • 1 x Coffee Bean
    • 1 x Orange/Red
    • 1 x Blue
    • 1 x Earthy
  • Coffee cup sleeves made from scratch
    • 1 x Purple
    • 2 x Penguin
    • 2 x Red
    • 1 x Blue

Miscellaneous things to make

    • 4 Seasons Quilt
    • Named Cushion Covers
    • Finish Husband’s Christmas Stocking
    • 2 x e-reader covers/pockets
    • Bake Biscotti
    • Bake Ginger nut cookies

Weekend plans

Being the last week of work, before the Christmas break, I have lots of things to finish for Christmas gifts this weekend. I am not sure I can get it all done but here’s my list to keep things in check.

Customer Orders:

  • Lemon and Orange Coffee Cup Sleeve and placemat
  • Fall colored gift card pocket
  • Aqua and Orange gift card pocket
  • Gift card pocket

Christmas Gifts:

  • Quilt and Bind the following Coffee Cup Sleeves
    • 2 x Black
    • 1 x Coffee Bean
    • 1 x Orange/Red
    • 1 x Blue
    • 1 x Earthy
  • Coffee cup sleeves made from scratch
    • 1 x Purple
    • 2 x Penguin
    • 2 x Red
    • 1 x Blue
  • Miscellaneous things to make
    • 4 Seasons Quilt
    • Named Cushion Covers
    • Finish Husband’s Christmas Stocking
    • 2 x e-reader covers/pockets
    • Bake Biscotti
    • Bake Ginger nut cookies

Anyway, back to trying to get some of this check list done. I’ll post on Monday my progress.

Christmas crafts and gifts made

This is just a short post just to show what we have been busy making for Christmas.

Christmas Cards (using left over fabric scraps)Close-up CardChristmas Cards

Christmas Ornaments (possible a mitten or tree pennant garland)Mittens and Christmas Tree

Christmas Gifts for friends

Coffee Cup Sleeves and coastersfinal_product_set

Bell Pepper RelishIMG_0574

Reusable coffee cup sleeves – SOLD!!

It’s so nice to take a 5 minute break, so I can do some blogging instead of sewing :-).

As I mentioned last week, I signed up to my company’s Christmas craft fair (December 5th); but I was realizing the work I would need to do, to get stock to sell in the craft fair.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Things are coming along with the reusable coffee cup sleeves, and they are looking good. I have put in a significant amount of work into design, patch working and the quilting of these, but the most important thing…I am having a lot of fun doing it. You won’t believe this but I am having trouble keeping the sleeves for the fair – I have already sold 6 of them!!!

Here are some of the finished ones which I am keeping for the fair.

1. Coffee themed sleeve and coaster (coffee bean fabric from Spoonflower, designer: glimmericks)

  

2. Earth-toned sleeve  (coffee cup featured material from Spoonflower, designer: heidikenney)

  

3. Blue, green and grey block sleeve

4. Red and Black Sleeves – SOLD!!

  

Here are some that are still a work in progress (take a look at last week’s blog for additional design’s):

  

I plan on making 10 coffee cup sleeve + coaster sets, and 20 individual coffee cup sleeve….that is in addition to what I just sold.  All of them are either cut out or have the top at least sewn. This weekend, luckily with the long weekend, I should have them all done.

More placemats for Christmas – Project 2

I was asked by a friend to make some placemats for a christmas gift. We found some great New York themed Home Essential Fabric from Joann’s which will work great for the recipients.

These are simple placemats – New York fabric used for the front, Striped fabric for the back, dark brown binding and straight line quilting used to join everything together.