Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Little Christmas projects

 I have been working on Christmas presents and get side tracked by little projects.  Here are three of them.  This is an elf I made for my daughter.  I got the pattern from Sewing in No Man's Land.  I was going to make more than one, but honestly it was more time consuming than I anticipated and turning those skinny little arms and legs right side out, then stuffing them, was no fun!

I also made these adorable bags.  I followed the tutorial for the Gathered Clutches at Noodle-Head.  I have made these before and even taught my little quilt club how to make them.  They are fun to make and really cute when finished.  These will be gifts for my grandkids' preschool teachers.
And there is one more project to show you.  I had a request for Christmas ties for one grandson, so I made them all some.  I made 6 ties from a tutorial that is great.  I used this same tutorial to make an Easter tie earlier this year.  They were easy and fun to make.  The grands all loved them from the 2 year old to the 9 year old.  The tutorial is from Very Homemade.  I am hoping all the boys wear their ties for a Christmas photo at my house. I only took a picture of the last two I made-a matching set for brothers.  They all have the velcro closure around the neck.  The pattern was only for little ones, so I did have to enlarge it for the older grandson.