Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas Gift Sewing Part 2: Bags and Other Sundries

Thanks for all the cathedral windows love, ladies. I'm hopefully getting some good practice for when I start my quilt in 2011.

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Here are the rest of the items I made for my family and friends for Christmas.

This is my second try at Oh, Fransson!'s Margaret bag. I like the fabric for this one much better than the other one I made. One of my besties sent me this fabric back in May and I finally got around to making it for her.

Margaret bag

My niece loved the fabric on the first Margaret bag, so I used what I had left to make her a messenger bag. It's from One Yard Wonders and is the perfect size for her to carry around a book or two (as a 12-year-old, she's quite the avid reader - the fabric even looks a bit like stacks of books).

Messenger bag

Messenger bag

Another One Yard Wonders project (in fact, all the rest of these projects are from that book) were these little elephants. I made one for my daughter (pictured at right) and one for another niece (on the left). I made a few modifications to the one for baby Clara, like omitting the button eyes and increasing the size of the trunk. It took me 45 minutes just to turn the teeny tiny trunk on the first one I made (on the right). What a pain.

Stuffed elephants

I received this Coca Cola polar bear fabric from one of the gals in my Ho-Ho Holiday swap group. I used it to make a warming rice bag for my brother-in-law for Christmas.

Obi style warming rice bag wrap

I made another rice bag for my dad and added a wrap. He can warm up the rice bag, slip it into the holder, and wrap it around him so it stays put on his back if he's lying on his side or something.

Obi style warming rice bag wrap

We have bad backs in our family (I had back surgery last year - and I was only 27), so I'm planning on making one of these rice bag wraps for me soon.

Obi style warming rice bag wrap

For my nephew, I made this little tool belt. He and his brother like to dress up so I thought this would be fun for him to play with.

Child's tool belt apron

Child's tool belt apron

I'm glad I'm done with Christmas sewing. I need to start planning sooner for this next Christmas so I can enjoy more of the holiday season without being so stressed.

6 comments:

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

What adorable projects. I love the little elephants!!

Denise said...

They are all so adorable. It looks like your apple didn't fall far from your mom's tree, and hopefully Ava will have this same gift.

Cara said...

Fun bags! The tool belt is awesome.

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Brooke, I love the idea of the rice bag and holder...I am sure my sister and dad would get a lot of use out of it.

Diane said...

I love those bags that you made! They are both so cute!

Heather said...

Your projects are great! I like the bags. I want to make a few this year. The tool belt is soooo cute.

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