Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas Gifts

I made table runners for Christmas gifts...
This shows a bit of the backing for each.
3 runners... Same pattern... Different colors

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Ornaments

I decided to make Christmas ornaments to use as bows this year. They knit up quickly and look very cute. I am a little sick of making them, so I'm going to take a quick break before I get back at it next week.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

tulle academy

Last night after happy hour I headed over to my new favorite store. My friend Ang has two daughters and fell in love with the tutus they had for sale there. They were pretty expensive and I could figure out how to make them just by looking at them. Instead of shelling out $45 each we went to Hobby Lobby.

For $35 and 1 hour (well, 3 hours counting the time spent in line at Hobby Lobby) we were able to make two beautiful tutus. It was especially fun because Ang is not a crafter, but making these convinced her to take a sewing class with me next year.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

snowflake garland

I'm hosting a big Christmas movie watching potluck on Sunday and was looking for ways to decorate without having to buy anything. I came across this idea on the internet and am really happy with how it turned out! I just cut out snowflakes from old magazines and junk mail and then sewed them all together with an embroidery needle and some red thread. It was a little time consuming, but the payoff is that I am now a freaking whiz at paper snowflakes. Seriously, I'm accepting challenges if any of you are takers!