I always try to make some of my Christmas presents. I feel they are more meaningful when they are homemade. I made a Shutterfly book for my BIL, Dave, and a Shutterfly coffee mug for my sister in case she plans to go back to work, she can show off her kids.
I made this for my newest niece, Emma:
For my secret santa, I created this:
For Becky, I made this:
The one on the left is the first one I made and I gave it to my mom, because it was the first, and because it was rather obvious it was the first. I still have some learning to do. I neglected to take pictures of the other 3 finished products before sending them off to their new owners. One went to Michael's mom and one to Kirstin and one to Jess.
I just bought a sewing machine in the new year and I am already working on my first throw sized quilt top. It's going well so far. Michael did not approve of some of my color choices. I need some practice in that arena too. I can't seem to stop working on it. I already have 24 of the 35 blocks completed and one of 7 rows sewn together. I also have almost completed another baby blanket that I am preparing for my next niece or nephew, since I know Angela and Dave are planning to have at least one more. I have a knitted scarf started from the Hokie colored yarn my secret santa gave me. Expect many more craft postings in the future!