I have one late Christmas gift I am finishing up. I started it last week in this post, and I am almost finished it. It is a 32 in. x 16 in. cushion.
The front is almost done, I have sewn all the squares, added the center white Kona cotton center and started quilting using a dragonfly template. The quilting is changing color as it progresses – white –> pale pink –> pink.
I have finished the back – I have added an additional fabric from Heather Mulder Peterson from Anka Treasures (the teal/aqua fabric).
I still have the quilting to finish, sew the sides together and add the invisible zip. I am hoping it’s all done by Friday.
One of the Christmas gifts on my list is a child’s pillow. I am excited as I am using one of my bundle’s for this one – ” The Simple Life” Bundle by Tasha Noel for Riley Blake + the pink polka dot fabric from Moda’s “Oh Deer” by MoMo.
The pillow will be a 16″x 32″.
The fabric is all cut – 2 1/2 ” squares. Now, on to piecing it all together.
I plan on adding the name of the recipient down the middle of the pillow, to make it a one of a kind pillow.
Thanksgiving has past and we are getting ready for Christmas. Yesterday we bought our Christmas Tree from the local YMCA – its a beautiful tree. Since the Christmas tree arrived, the elf on the shelf arrived too, this morning.
This is the first year we have done elf on the shelf. We read the Elf on the Shelf book, to prep our 5 year old son on what the elf does. He understood that the Elf is going to inform Santa if he is good or bad each day, and in the morning he will be able to find the elf in a new spot. He was so excited when going to bed.
This morning he got up and hunted for the elf. He found it, and then went and hid from him. The “elf on the shelf” idea has back fired on us somewhat. He has taken it very seriously and is now a little scared/worried/apprehensive of this elf that is watching him.
I was a little worried and asked him if we should send him away – he did say “No” then added “I want to give Santa my list”. We called him Mr. Underpants (trying to keep to light). I will post a photo of Mr. Underpants, new place in the house every day (letting Sean participate in taking the photos as well….that might make it a little better). We will keep going and I hope the acceptance of the elf improves as we go.
Other Christmas preparations; I am making these cute felt ornaments. The mittens, I am selling in the upcoming Craft fair at work, and I am still thinking about the Christmas tree one (this first one was a sample).
For this week’s work in progress, I wanted to share the quilt I am working on for our bedroom.
In the previous post, I was able to share the first 5 squares of 64 for this quilt, which was only doable as I discovered Spoonflower (found fabric prints that fitted with what we were looking for). Here’s a reminder:
Now the update, here are four more – I decided to introduce the a glimpse of green in amongst the see of orange and grey.
My craft area in our bonus room has come a long way. I love the changes we made to accommodate my renewed interests.
First off we made a floating sewing table in one of the alcoves. It was a great use of space. I got a cool new chair from West Elm and a desk lamp from CB2.
We moved my crafts project table (which was originally purchased from pottery barn) to be floating, so I can now work around all sides. We added a new bookcase (from West Elm) to help organize finished projects and ongoing projects; added storage baskets (felt gray one from West elm, Green tray also from West Elm, Dark weaved basket from Pottery Barn and the wood tray from Crate and Barrel).
The bookcase adds a framing element to my craft area and the new reading area. And today, our new couch (from CB2) arrived which adds a nice reading area which sits on the other side of the bookcase.
So that’s my new work area.
I also wanted to share two of my favorite walls I painted in our house. The first is my sons room which are squares that slightly wrap around the room; and the second is the guest room which is painted orange and I used white vinyl to create a tree and individual leaves decal.