Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas Swap Goodies

Heather received her package yesterday so now I can show you what I sent her! I had so much fun putting this all together.

Something Chocolatey: Chocolate Charlie, it's made here in South Bend and is only available during the holidays!

Bits of Fabric: She has 3 boys already and is pregnant with a girl, so I thought a charm pack of Bliss would be nice. Very girly.

Something Homemade: I tried my hand at a wonky star. I put three of them together and they made the cutest table runner. I used Christmas fabric but not so Christmasy that it couldn't be used other times.

Something Unexpected: I put together some homemade Christmas cards for her to use. I actully added 2 more to the four shown in the picture.

And I threw in an ornament just for the heck of it :)

Table runner

Close up of a star. I just did some simple quilting around the star and around the frame of the quilt. I love the scrappy border :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

Hey Mom!......look familiar?

My Mom made these sweatshirts for us girls about 18 years ago! How I ended up with both of them I don't know, but I know I kept them for something because 2 kids later I knew they would never fit! Well...

With a little cutting....

a little interfacing for stability....

a little pinning and sewing....

they are now my newest Christmas pillows!

The design itself was closer to the neckline of the sweatshirt than it was towards the bottom so the blue one didn't have enough material at the top of the design for it to be centered on the pillow, but I like the way it looks :)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Swap!!

My Christmas swap is wrapped and ready to go! Just need the right size box and it will go in the mail tomorrow! I hope Heather likes everything...and she better open everything right away :)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Christmas Cookie Exchange

Click on the picture below to head over to Jodis Blog! She's hosting a Christmas Cookie Exchange next week, Dec 6th-13th! It will be a week long of recipes, tutorials, cookie packaging ideas, giveaways and MORE. Even a Linky Party that everyone can join and share their favorite Christmas cookie recipe! I already have a favorite in mind!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Lucky ME!!

I'm so excited to be the WINNER of Jodi's scrapy giveaway!! I can't wait to see what goodies are in that box! Check out her blog, Pleasant Home , it's one of my favorites!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Little Sneek Peak

What I've been working on. Can't show it quite yet because it's for a certain someone. Whatever it is, it's super easy and super cute and I'm addicted.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Christmas Cactus

I WANT TO MAKE ONE OF THESE!!..... eventually