Category Archives: Fabric

craft, craft, as fast as you can…

a few other crafty items:Chef

…a Gingerbread Boy for my younger Boston niece…

…a chef’s hat and apron for my Rochester niece….and cloth napkins for my Boston aunt and uncle, and for my grandmother.
go, go, Gryffindor...I also finished a long scarf for my Oakland niece, who is definitely in Gryffindor House, “where dwell the brave at heart.”

Madly Crafting

refashtop-014.jpgIt’s been a very busy couple of weeks. I finally finished a little quilt wall-hanging, 2 x 3 feet, for my parents for Christmas. It’s about a year late… The layout comes from Quick Watercolor Quilts, a lovely little book with beautiful small quilts. (The only thing wrong with the book is that it doesn’t tell the beginner how to cut triangles for half-and-half squares. It’s a good thing I already knew how to do that…) My mother picked the colors, and I flatter myself that it came out quite pretty!

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Just your basic pillows…

Made for my parents’ bedroom in their new (well, one year-old) house.  I have MUCH more crafting to do before Christmas, so I’m clearing the decks of as many projects as I can.  (You know, all the ones that get piled up in the corners, or are still in plastic bags from the craft / fabric store.)

Advent Garland

Fabric OrnamentI was inspired by the beautiful Advent garland I saw on the SouleMama blog to make something similar for my Oakland niece’s Christmas gift. So I made some fabric stockings, ornaments, trees, and gifts to hang up for the Advent season. Each has a little pocket or a loop where a tiny gift can be enclosed or attached. I haven’t figured out yet what I’m going to attach them to…ribbon? i-Cord? Anyway, now I get to think of a couple dozen little things to put in them. This is especially fun, because her birthday falls during Advent, too, so day 22 will have her birthday present in it.

I made all 25 out of my existing fabric stash, too. I’ll have to think very carefully, and if I can make all the little gifties from supplies I’ve already got, so it’ll be a Green Christmas!