Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nothing like sewing at the last minute....

Well last night I got a bad case of the guilts. Why you ask? I have done a lot of hand made items as Christmas gifts this year and I am extremely proud of that, but none for either of my kids. So today with left over fabric from this project I got set to work.



Ellyse recieved a Little Mermaid Doll for Christmas from her Aunty and Uncle so I thought a doll's quilt for her would be perfect given the fabric. I quickly drew up a design and changed it about 3 times, then I started cutting, changed my mind again, then started sewing. It took me just over 2 hours from start to finish (just the top, not wading, quilting, binding), and I am excited. I think it looks just wonderful. The design is by no means original I am sure but it is a first for me. I don't think I can see it being wrapped around dolls and dragged around by Ashton so I think I might hang it in either the play area or Ellyse's room.




I am not sure how I am going to quilt it yet, not sure if I will get to do it before Christmas or not, I am hoping to.



I have also made a Margaret Bag for my closest friend for Christmas, I am giving it to her tongiht, I am really excited as I know she will just love it. I am looking forward to making some more of these. The pattern was fantastic, so easy to follow and the bag is a great size.




The sewing girls over at Essential Baby participated in a Secret Santa recently. I was sewing for Susan. After cheekily finding out her favourite colour and what she would like I made her an apron, a Tin Whistle bag and some coasters. I also made her son a drawing case. I didn't take the best pictures of what I made, but here they are anyway.






I would like to say that is all of my sewing finished, but I still have a drawing case to make and some beach balls. Best get to it.




11 comments:

Beetlehouse Designs said...

Andrea - The apron and bag are divine. I love them. I love the tin whistle bag. It looks fantastic!!! You are very clever.
Have a great Christmas.

Cass said...

Great gifts Andrea and I love the quilt

Little Munchkins said...

Everything looks great. I love the Mermaid quilt especially. Ellyse will love it!

Helen said...

Love, love, love that quilt Andrea! Great colour choices! :)

Andrea said...

Thanks girls.
Helen I couldn't help myself and posted in the Quilting thread, I am that excited.

Leah said...

Lovely quilt - great mermaids :)

Emma said...

Great work on the quilt! Thanks for popping in to tell us!

AJ said...

Well Done Andrea...that quilt is super cute!

Brissmiths said...

I was such a lucky SS recipient. Sorry I'm behind in my blogging and haven't shared them yet. LOVE that quilt. The colours look amazing. Susan :)

tigerfilly said...

I adore the bag, the fabric is beautiful. As for the quilt it is amazing, love love love the mermaids.

Natalie said...

Wow, I love everything you made! The apron is just adorable, I must make myself one. The quilt is stunning I adore the mermaid fabric.