Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas was more fun this year than it has been in the past. I've been super busy, which means I'm super happy, which means things are great!

Here are some Christmas Coasters I made for my mom. They are 3.75" square and have little quilty lines all over them. Each one is different!
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And here are our Christmas stockings! I made one for all nine of us! My parents, brothers, their wives and then the three of us. It was a lot of work, but it was totally worth it! They were a hit!

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Another view, before opening gifts:

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And after the gifts:

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And no Christmas would be complete without the Red Ryder BB Gun:

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He hasn't shot his eye out yet, thank goodness!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Quilted Christmas Placemats

I made these placemats for my friend Stephanie's mom for Christmas. I couldn't post earlier because she is my friend on Facebook and might read my blog, so I kept the photos to myself until now!

I used Michael Miller's Holiday Trees in Red and a layer of fleece interfacing. I made them like I make potholders. I am quite thrilled with my non-expert quilting on these! Even though I have an even-feed walking foot, my fabric always feeds unevenly. Not on these babies!!! I pinned the heck out of these so that the fabric wouldn't move. Fantastic!

2010 12 21 Placemats
2010 12 21 Placemats
2010 12 21 Placemats
2010 12 21 Placemats

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

All the Best Things are Handmade

I have long had a love for handmade things. Knowing it was made by a person and that there probably aren't a whole lot of something makes me happy. When I shop, I like to find the things that no one else would have. Here are a couple of photos of handmade ornaments on my tree:

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I spent ages playing softball (and I still play on a couple of teams). This is an ornament my mom got for me in 1992 from a vendor at the Yellow Daisy Festival.

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As a kid, I went to a very small private school and we always got to go on the coolest field trips. We went to Frabel, a glass blowing workshop here in Atlanta. I have been smitten by their pieces since I was young. My mom got me this ornament a few years ago. She also got me one of their floral pieces for my college graduation. (Be jealous!)

And this post would not be complete without a photo of what's going on in my kitchen right now:
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Yes, I am making cinnamon rolls from scratch. Again, be jealous! Or just come by and have a cinnamon roll with me!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

"My Clearance Section" or "Please Buy These"

I don't know what's wrong with these Christmas Aprons & Towels. Did I make bad color/fabric choices? Did people stop liking holiday-themed items? Who knows? All I know is that they didn't sell this season and that I've marked them down by 40%.

Here's a sneak peek! Just click on the photo to go to the clearance section :