I'm not the least bit interested in decorating with those expensive, but poorly made items that fly off assembly lines in some far away factory. Not only that, but for the special people in my life, I want to give gifts made by my own hands. I know I'll be be sewing right up to the very last minute, and I will definitely be visiting several of Craftsy's pattern shops to search through the fabulous ideas of some of my fellow designers.
If you are also looking for ideas, I hope you'll drop by my Craftsy shop to see what there is to see. Each of my patterns is easy to make. The piecing is simple and applique is a whiz with quick fusible web.
|Just a Few of My Patterns|
I've divided this blog into several very short idea sections. There are decorating ideas, projects for a few special people, and some super fast, last minute gifts. Check them out. You may find something you like. And if you can't find everything you need, do visit the shops of my fellow Craftsy designers.
Set a pretty table, or hang a cheerful wall hanging. My pattern shop has four holiday table runners or wall hangings that make up quickly. A free pattern, "Two Christmas Table Runners", was posted last December.
|Table Runners or Wall Hangings|
|Ready for Takeoff|
Special Gifts for Special Folks
What to give the new mom? What about a pair of cute bibs and a matching burp cloth?
A new apron might be fitting for your favorite cook. This one fits all sizes.
|Coffee Break Apron|
Mug Rugs for Everyone
Choose a mug rug that has personal significance for the recipient. Roll a special mug rug, put it in a pretty cup, and you'll have a very thoughtful gift.
|Left: Heartthrob and Sunshine Brew Right: Four Seasons|
Last Minute Gifts for Desperate Moments
This happens to all of us. You suddenly discover that you are short a gift or two at the very last moment. Don't panic!! Sew up a few of my "Zoom-zoom" coasters.
If your gift is going to someone who sews, you can throw a mug rug kit together in minutes. Print off a pattern and cut fabric scraps for the piecing, background and border. Add a bit of trim, a spool of thread, a piece of batting, and toss everything into a pretty box. You'll have an instant gift that every sewist will appreciate.
|Mug Rug Kit|
May you enjoy happy holiday stitching and may all of your projects be done on time!