Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Stitching

Thanks for the compliments on the make-up bag.  I did draft the pattern myself, just using the measurements from the original bag and adjusting them for the requested change.  I find that I really kind of like the process of trying to copy something as closely as possible.

Awhile ago I saw someone (on a blog) wrap a tea towel and dish cloth around a wooden spoon and tie it up with a ribbon.  Viola!  A great gift.  I liked this idea and decided to use it this Christmas.  Unfortunately, I can't find the blog where I saw it.  And I've really searched because I can't get mine to look very good tied around the spoon.

Anyway, these will be gifts for school and Sunday school teachers, babysitters, etc.


Dish cloth pattern: Garter Stitch Lace Facecloth


Dish cloth pattern: Lacy Picot Swirl Cloth


Dish cloth pattern: Lion Brand Lion Cotton Dish Cloth


Dish cloth pattern: Diagonal Knit Dish Cloth


Dish cloth pattern: Lace Zig Zag Dishcloth Pattern

All of the embroidery designs are from Needlecrafter.com except for the "Java" one.  It is from a Savvy Stitches package of embroidery transfers that I purchased from Fabric.com.


I thought this one was my favorite until I did these two little chicks.  I really like them.



I just finished fixing three jackets for a friend.  Two needed zippers replaced and one needed a new button loop.  I wasn't excited about doing it (the zippers), but once I started, it wasn't as bad as I had feared.  Now I'm done and moving on to a new dress for my daughter.

4 comments:

  1. Hi, I was searching for sewing projects for my MOPS group and found your blog. I made this one a while ago and it is cute, but a little different.
    http://www.thriftyfun.com/tf13024576.tip.html
    http://www.ehow.com/how_4621194_dish-towel-angel.html

    Rachael - http://www.lifeathomeforus.blogspot.com/

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  2. I LOVE these little sets! You sound like a very sweet, giving person. I am sure the recipients of these gifts with very much enjoy them.

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  3. These gifts are all so very nice and extra special because you made them and I'm sure the recipient will just love them.

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  4. You truly are talented! I am very impressed!

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