Friday, January 24, 2014

Elephant Swoon #8 and #9

The last two Elephant blocks are done!!

I really love this one.  It is so rich and hits me inside somewhere....

This one is just BOLD!!

All nine are done and now I can start putting the quilt top together.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Christmas Projects - 2013

This Christmas, I made a whole mess of aprons for gifts.
Here's the kid's collection:
I made four girl's aprons but they were all pink and purple just like those, and then the three boys "Monster Smocks."
The girls patterns came right out of my little head.  Maybe I'll have to write it up some day to share.  The boys "Monster Smock" pattern I found at JoAnn's a while ago.  The mouth is a pocket!!
So Cute, huh!! 

Next up is the men's collection - for three brother's in law.
(What a handsome model! work it, Work it!)  ;)

And the women's collection:
For three sister's in law... and one for me, of course.  
I loved them all but I kept the orange and blue one for me.  ;)
Yes, I made up that pattern too.  
It's actually a simple variation of the men's pattern that I bought years ago.

Here's some more of those adorable pot holders.
These two sets I made for my Mom and sister as part of their 12 gifts of Christmas set.

This is their 12 Gifts of Christmas!
-magnetic note pads
-note cards
-hot pads
-Lindt chocolates
-glass magnets
-eos chapstick
-Hersheys candycane white chocolate bars
-framed picture
-silicone basting brushes
-tic tacs
I know that's 13 items but two of them I wrapped together.
I did 12 little packages all inside one big box.
It was a lot of fun!  I think I might do it again next year with some other fun goodies.

It was a Merry Christmas!