Saturday, December 20, 2008

The Christmas Workshop Entry

Packages have been sent to most of these recipients so I think I can safely post this now without ruining suprises. Here are the fun projects I've been working on in Aunt Tif's Workshop...

Tag Cloths for my twin nephews. Twins don't need everything to match, right? Who's with me on this? I am in love with both of these masculine, but crazy fun color schemes.

Tag Cloths for my nieces. The front (the polka dot) is the dreamiest, softest fleece ever and the back is a pink flannel plaid. Delicious!

I'm still quite new to sewing--it took my brain a long time to get how the ribbons would be facing the right way when you turn them right side out. Anyway, I used this tutorial to help. (Pattern note: I prefer to start with 15" square pieces of fabric instead of the 18" the tutorial suggests--the 18" one just seems too big).


Okay, now this was F U N. Felt Sugar Cookie Cooking Set for my niece. Found the little mini rolling pin on e-bay and the sprinkle jar is a real sprinkle jar with tube beads in it. (We glued the top shut with industrial strength glue for safety).
And then I found this bag at Hobby Lobby--how cute is it all packaged up?

Homemade gifts are the best, aren't they? I love making them because the whole time I'm working on something for someone, they are on my mind and I'm picturing them and thinking about how much I love them and how much they mean to me.

And oh, how I love being an Aunt! My "babies" are getting too big for this stuff, but my little angel nieces and nephews are just the right age. I love it!

These little blocks are for the sweet girls I teach at church. They are 11 and 12 and they loved this quote, so I put it on a block for them.

Now a couple for the grown ups. This scarf is for my sister in law. I was really unsure about the yarn when I started it--it's soooo thick I had no idea how it would turn out. But now I LOVE this scarf so much--it's so soft and lux--I had trouble actually putting it in the mail and not in my closet! :)


And one other scarf for my brother in law. He's a Buckeye fan so scarlet and gray was the obvious color choice for his scarf. Did I mention they live in Alaska? If anyone needs scarves, it's them!!

2 comments:

notnigella.com said...

Glad you liked the ribbon blanket tutorial, they look great :D

I use 18x18 just to get the most out of a FQ, but have made them as small as 10x10. I hope your nephews and nieces love them!

The Bell Fam said...

Okay, I absolutely love the scarves. Those look amazing!! We all could use one of those right now with how freaking cold it is everywhere. I am loving the sugar cookie gift. What an incredible idea. She will play with that forever.

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