January 6, 2012

Christmas Handmade

Okay, This post might be a week or two late, but I really wanted to show y'all what I made for Christmas. We draw names in my family. This year I had one of my brothers along with his 4 children. I had a lot of sewing to do this year. To start, I made my brother a quilt. He has been complaining for a couple years that I have not made him a quilt yet, even though I made each of his children a quilt when they were born. The quilt I made was actually one I had started some 10 years ago and somehow forgot about it along the way. All the pieces were cut and the majority was sewn. It was supposed to be a Queen, but I decided to make it into 2 lap quilts instead.


 
I think he likes it!

For my nieces, I wanted to do something unique. This idea has been on my brain for a long while, so I was pretty excited to have someone to make them for. I made up some little monster purses, and I LOVE them. It was almost hard to part with (mostly for my kiddos), but easy enough to make again. I already know I will be making these again.





And for the eldest nephew, who wishes his name really was Indiana Jones, I thought I would make him an Indian Jones Satchel. I bought a suit from a thrift shop and upcycled it to the satchel. This was my first upcycle, and I loved using the suit. I think it was perfect for this satchel.


My nephew was really excited when he opened his gift (complete with a whip!)

And for my littlest nephew, who is barely a year, I made him a slug. I'm pretty sure he liked it too, considering he gave it a great big hug :)


I also made a few decorative wreaths. My Auntie had given us those "Merry Christmas" blocks that are different sizes, and I thought it needed a little something extra. And since I was making me one, I made one for my Auntie and Mom too.


Did you make any gifts this year?

2 comments:

  1. What wonderful gifts!!! Your brother's expression is priceless...makes you want to sew more! And those monster bags....when you make them again will you share the pattern or tute? I would love to make up some of those! Crazy cute!!!!

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  2. OH how adorable! Those monster purses are great. I haven't seen those before. I want one for myself!!! LOL

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