Monthly Archives: December 2010

Handmade Christmas 2010 – Ellie’s present

I figured that I should probably sew my own daughter something for Christmas!  Her present got pushed to the last second though because well, she won’t know the difference.  And that’s a good thing she doesn’t know any different because … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – the One-Year-Old girls

For Kaitlyn and Grace, I made soft color books.  I made one of these for Nik’s nephew last year but modified the idea quite a bit this year.  My favorite innovation is the hand-embroidered words on the front and back.  … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – Noah’s present

Last year, Noah got an electric guitar for Christmas so this year I made him a patchwork guitar strap cover, from this tutorial.  I heard that his favorite color was green so I chose a bunch of green fabrics, put … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – Addie’s present

For Addie (who is 4) I made her name in felt letters for her to hang over her bed – or whatever she wants!  I took the idea from this post but stitched them on machine instead of by hand … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – Nikki and Andreas’s presents

For Nik’s brother and sister-in-law, I made a wood-carrying tote and a gathered clutch purse.  I added the words in wool felt, in case Andreas forgot what it was for! 🙂  I also especially love how I was able to … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – Jonas’s present

For Jonas (who’s six), I made him a “trinket keeper” for him to carry around his “treasures and Legos” (Jonas’s words).  He told me that his favorite color was dark green and that his favorite animals were bugs and bunnies … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2010 – The Three-Year-Olds

For my three-year-old nephews and niece (Alex, Alex, and Ezra), I made owl pillows, using this blog post as inspiration.  This was my first foray into pattern making and it was fun! They’re backed with very soft Minky. All three … Continue reading

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