We had a wonderful Christmas, and we loved our great tree this year. I hope you all enjoyed your holidays as well.
Guess what I got for Chritsmas!!! I got the Accuquilt Go Mix and Match starter kit. I spent 1/2 an hour trying it out, cutting 12 blocks at a time. I quickly had 90 3.5″ cut squares. I love it – this will make such a difference in my least favorite activity – cutting.
I had a busy time leading up to Christmas. I made 30 iPhone/iPad stands, two of which were gifts for the hubby and the little one. The VW stand below is one of the hubby’s Christmas presents. He is a huge VW van fan. The fabric is one I purchased a while back from Spoonflower, Rainbow peace campers by Sharon Turner.
I finally finished my Christmas Stocking, one day late, but perfect for next year. I fussy cut the Santa’s – fabric is Santa Claus is Coming to Town by Creative Thursday for Andover Fabrics. I then used paper piecing improv blocks for the surrounding area. I loved how it turned out.
One final picture of our three stockings all hanging in front of the fire place. The other two were made last year and blogged about here and here.
I was so thrilled when I found out I could participate in the “For the boys” Blog hop.
I loved making things for my 6-year-old son. It is so exciting when I see him loving the things I made for him….its the best reward I can receive. I hope these inspire some ideas for the boy/s in your life. These are some of the things you can find in my son’s bedroom.
Dr. Seuss growth chart:
Painted square wall:
Wonky Universe Pillow:
Chair Bags for Storage:
Finally, how about an idea for Christmas…Christmas stockings for the boys.
Go and take a look at the other “For the Boys” blog posts for November 13th
Oh my gosh!!! I hate to do this, but have you started thinking about Christmas? The thought came to me this week when I got an order for two twin quilts. We started to discuss dates and then finally decided that the best timing for having the quilts done would be for Christmas gifts.
I don’t have too much to do directly for Christmas, 3 twin quilts and 3 stockings but I would like to partake in my company’s Christmas Craft fair. So right now I am thinking about stock I will need…
Christmas stockings (none in stock – would like 10-15)
Cushion/Pillow covers (only two in stock so far – thinking I need 10)
Chair bags/pockets (have 7 in stock but would like 14)
Gift card holders (none in stock – would like 10)
Pencil cases, Pencil rolls (none in stock but would like 10)
This means a lot of work between now and Christmas. This leads to this month’s “Lovely Year of Finishes” goal – I would like one of the twin quilts finished.
I am deciding between one of the three following quilts to do this month (these are the 3 that need to be done by Christmas):