Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas recap, part 1

I've *finally* downloaded the hundreds of photos from December and January to my desktop, done some editing, and uploaded a bunch to my Flickr page. Wow--that's a lot of work! It's already been a month or more since everything was gifted, so I'd like to whip through this as quickly as possible. Here are the notes:

coaster sets 1
I made coaster sets (6 each) plus little "boxes" for my grandparents and my brother and future sister-in-law. These are the criss-cross coasters and are easy peasy to make. Everyone can use some holiday coasters, right?

potholders 1
I made potholders for my brother and future sister-in-law to match the apron I gifted them in the fall.

bag holder 3
I made a plastic bag holder/dispenser (my second one) for my future sister-in-law; her birthday is in early January, so all of her gifts were bunched together.

Nana apron and potholders
My nana-in-law got an apron (my second take on this pattern, from Seams to Me) and potholders.

cup cozy 1
My intern got a coffee cup cozy (made using this tutorial) to go with a Starbucks gift card.

tea wallet inside
One of the things I gave my office secret santa was a tea wallet made from this tutorial.

trivets 1
Everyone else got one of these trivets, which were made according to the pattern in Stitch magazine (it was in the Spring 2010 issue). They are stuffed with lavender and smell divine.

Whew! That's the bulk of what I gifted, but there are a few more things I'll get to in my next post. Thanks for reading!


Megan Pallai said...

I love my tea wallet :)

Anonymous said...

OOOH I love all of these! So sweet! I admire/envy your fabric combos, everything you make is so lovely!

Melynn Nutie said...

You are sew productive. I'm impressed with you Christmas gifts again this year.

Anonymous said...

I made my co-workers tea wallets, too! I love those trivets.