You will recall that during December there was very little I was able to share in the sewing/quilting/knitting department, as I was working on “top secret” Christmas presents. I am happy to say that not only was I able to make all the presents on my list, but I actually finished them on time, with plenty of time to spare. No last minute rushing… yeah!
I did give a couple of hints as to what I was working on, and now I can share the finished products. That is, of those I remembered to take photos of! LOL
At some point I did show you a hexagon project I was working on… I think someone even guessed that it was a table runner. Not quite. This is a project I actually designed as an Club EQ (Electric Quilt) challenge way back in 2004. I always wanted to make it, but never got around to it. So this was the year… and it was a gift for my mother. She had a batik wall hanging on her entrance wall that really needed to be replaced… so this one is taking its place. The original drawing on the left, and the sewn wall hanging on the right… did I come close?
I then made some warm and fluffy bathrobes for my “girls,” Alexia and Jamie.
The men in my life also got handmade gifts. Jono has been hinting at a new bathrobe for ages (for some reason, he really likes lounging around the house in one!). Jared is always a tough one for me. He doesn’t like anything fancy or – as he calls it- “frilly,” so I knit him a very simple, yet warm and cuddly sweater in some really nice black yarn.
My “little man” Julian now has quite a hat collection going on, so I really enjoyed adding to it.
And I am always happy when I am able to complete a quilt or two. This little lap quilt was for my Jamie’s boyfriend, Carlos.
Another favorite gift I like to make is this case. I had made one several years ago for my daughter-in-law Karina, and I recently saw it has been really well used and needed to be replaced. Actually, there were four cases… they can be nested for storing.
For other “girls” in my life I made these really fun zippered round cases. I repurposed some unusual materials for these (CDs and plastic yoghurt jugs). They were so much fun to make… I’m thinking a tutorial might be in order. Soon.
I also made a purse organizer for my other daughter-in-law and the black hole that we have come to know her purse to be. But I completely forgot to photograph it. What I can show you, however, is the stocking I made her. She’s an anesthesiologist, so a stocking reminiscent of her surgical duties seemed appropriate, wouldn’t you say? I thought it was pretty funny…!
I really, really enjoy giving from my hands… 🙂