Friday, December 11, 2015
Christmas is coming and I am trying to come up with as many gift ideas as I can.
Carter has quite a few quilts, so I decided to do a few other fun things. First I made a laundry basket/toy bin and a garbage can for him. I used the Stacking Pop-Ups Pattern. Carter was a Minon for Halloween so I thought it appropriate to use these fabrics. I used the extra large ring for the toy bin and the large size for the garbage can. They came out perfect and will not only help keep us a little organized but also add a character to his room. The Refill Rings are also available in Medium or all 3 sizes in 1 Package!
I thought it might be fun to plan an indoor "camping" night in our family room in the upcoming months. So of course Carter needs a sleeping bag of his own. Quite a few years ago, our friend Sue Goth designed the Childrens Sleeping Bag Pattern for the Quilt Basket. I took this pattern and created it again using the Free Spirit Moon Shine Fabric Collection by Tula Pink. The little pillow with pockets for his favorite stuffed animals is just adorable!!
My nephew Jeffrey was born last Januray 1st, so this will be his first Christmas. All of the grandkids will be at my parents house together this year and everyone has a stocking but Jeffrey. So, I decided to make him one using the Thimble Blossoms Merry Stocking Pattern and add a little Deco Foil to make it extra special.
This foil is a lot of fun to do and can be used for so many different projects. We made a tablerunner, stockings and ornaments to start but are coming up with different ideas to use throughout the year.
Finally, we just got in the May Chappell Clutched Pattern. Elaine made the first sample for the shop using the Free Spirit Eden Fabric Collection by Tula Pink. It came out so great that my mom has been making these in mass production out of all different fabrics for Christmas gifts.
I will continue to try to come up with different ideas this week, and will share them with you soon! These quick and easy yet attractive and original gift ideas are perfect for everyone on your list!
Oh and don't forget about the Michael Miller Color Me Fabrics for all the kids on your list!!
Have a great week!