My final completed knitting project this year was a set of four coasters using this pattern.
I had given all my cotton yarn (except the white and red) to my granddaughter this fall. thinking I was all coastered out. But needing a quick Christmas hostess gift, I decided to bring out the pattern again.
These red and white coasters remind me of peppermint candies!
I also managed to knit another scrubby with red and orange Scrubby Sparkle. Sorry, no pictures.
A great gift idea that only took about 4-5 hours to complete!
These little bags make a great gift idea that only takes about an hour or two to complete. Of course, when making 28, it takes a bit longer.
The small “what-not” bags I sewed together for our church’s fundraiser are finished. Some are made with vintage fabrics from the 1950s, 60s, and 70s and some are from this century.Each one is different in some way. Some have different zipper colors or different lining fabrics, or both.
Now to pack them up and get them to the church for the Christmas Tea this Saturday.
Need a fun and unique gift idea for families and friends? Enter the Peppermint Pig sold exclusively by Saratoga Candy Company!
I’ve sent these delicious confections to family and friends for at least five years and will continue to do so each year. Children LOVE this and adults have just as much fun. Check out this post from a while back.
Note: I received no compensation from Saratoga Candy Company. I like their products and thought you might, too.
In my never-ending quest to reduce the
junk, I mean stuff in my house, I decided (at the last minute) to make 25-30 small bags to donate to my church for an upcoming fundraising tea and luncheon. These bags can be used for craft projects, cosmetics, pens, pencils, crayons, baby supplies, gift bags….
Box bags are too time-consuming so I’m sewing another bag similar to the ones shown at the bottom of this post.
Using some new as well as vintage fabrics from iPad aunt’s and my M-I-L’s fabric stash along with zippers from my stash, I hope to be finished with this project by the end of the week.
Cutting the outer fabric, lining fabric and fleece interfacing takes a lot longer than one might expect.
I also have the bags broken down by thread color so I can set up an assembly line and whip through them quicker.
So that’s what I’ve been doing lately. Any last-minute projects taking up your time?