Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, December 20, 2012

handmade gifts - pencil case and apron

Along with all the Christmas preparations that have been happening around here, I also have been making a few Christmas gifts.  Using Pretty by Hand's pattern, I made a niece this round pencil case.  (I won this in a giveaway on a blog awhile back and it was fun to finally make it!)  This is such a cute pouch!  I think I'll have to make a few more once the holiday season is over and life slows down a bit!

pencil pouch

pencil pouch

For another little girl, I made this apron.
Hopefully she'll enjoy wearing it as she keeps busy in her little play kitchen or as she
helps her Mom make some cupcakes!  :)

girl apron

I am loving the little ruffle at the bottom!

apron cupcake

What are some handmade gifts you made this year?

Monday, December 17, 2012

not gingerbread houses

For the past couple of years, I have bought a gingerbread house kit.
While it's fun to make with the girls, it doesn't taste the best and I find the candy rather boring.
This year I decided to try something different - Rice Krispie houses!

rice krispie house

I followed this recipe (basic rice krispie bars but brought to a boil to make it harder, which equals stronger walls).  I used this royal icing recipe and it worked great!

rice krispie house

The girls and I had fun decorating these houses!
We can't wait to do it again next year!

rice krispie house

rice krispie house

I hope you'll stop by later in the week to see what I've been sewing lately.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

giveaway winners

Thank you to everyone who entered the Sew, Mama, Sew! giveaway!
The winners are:

Blanket -  Peggy
Advent Calendar Pattern - Amy

Check your email ladies!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

tree skirt

A finished tree skirt!

The Hood tree skirt

Christmas tree skirt

I had fun using scraps of fabric to make this appliqued neighborhood skirt.
The girls now have fun deciding which house is theirs and where their friends live!

tree skirt

Christmas tree skirt

I'm so pleased that we now have a skirt for our tree after going a few years without!

Pattern from Fat Quarterly 2010 Holiday Special.

linking to I Heart Naptime

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sew Mama Sew giveaway day

It's giveaway day at Sew Mama Sew!  I am participating by holding two giveaways.

First is a baby blanket.  Fun patchwork on the front with a chenille backing that will get softer with each wash!

baby blanket

I am also giving away my newest sewing pattern - a Christmas advent calendar.  This is a PDF pattern and will be emailed to the winner.

Advent Calendar
Giveaway is open until 7:00 p.m. central time on December 7th and is open to international entries.
Winner will be drawn at random.
- Just leave a comment below letting me know which prize you would want.
- For a second entry, become a follower of this blog and let me know in a blog comment.  If you are already a follower, let me know that as well!

Thanks for stopping by!