It’s been a while….

I have been busy, though you couldn’t tell from my activity here! I tend to get into creative phases where anything else is an interruption, and all I’ve wanted to do lately is sew, sew, sew! I have a few new projects in varying stages of completion to show for it, such as the Christmas Stockings I made from a Kate Spain Flurry scrap bag from Moda.

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I had so much fun making these! They have the softest, silkiest cuffs on them, and each one is quilted differently on the front and the back. They are fully lined in white on white print fabric, and are nice and wide at the top so they are easy to stuff full of goodies! I have one more to do, but since I have listed them in my shop, I am waiting to quilt it up in case someone wants something special on it. I don’t have a good place to applique names on them, as I didn’t think about it until after they were complete. If they end up not selling, I will keep them for my family and get some 2 inch metal charms with everyone’s initials, and hang them from the side. That should look cute and let everyone keep them straight!

I had some small bits of leftovers of the scrap bag, and I couldn’t bear to throw them out, or just let them languish in my scrap buckets. Since the halloween pillow is retired for the year, I decided that a Christmas pillow was in order, so this sweet Owl was born:

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Here he is hanging out on the couch. Isn’t he sweet? The back is quilted in swirls with a polar bear fabric from Hobby Lobby. I even put a zipper in this one, and it was so easy I’m not sure why i always avoid doing it. He was hand drawn by me with inspiration from a picture I saw on Pinterest.

While I was obsessed with making stockings, I made 6 more with muslin and flannel. Again, each one is quilted differently. All of the stockings are fully lined, and these have some room for applique names or initials on the flannel.

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I also made a couple of baby blankets, one for a boy and one for a girl out of my Dena Designs London fat quarter bundle. This fabric is just adorable, and I love the sweet little blue birds on it! Wish I had more yardage of a few of the bird prints.

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Both of these sweet quilts are in my shop, and are backed with soft, white Minky. So snuggly!

I did a few more things, but I’ll save them for another post. I think this one has enough pictures as it is!

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Holidays!

Lisa

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