I feel like I spent the entire month of December crafting! Here I am to share the results.
Here we go… starting with….
The 'symbols of Christmas' box. I grew up with this story, but my mom's was filled with itty-bitty pieces. I wanted mine to be a bigger. I found THIS blog and got used a lot of her ideas. I lined the box with felt to make it look a little fancier.
Ties. We all know how to make these, thanks to Jen (which, by the way, I still feel weird about copying your pattern from). But, I thought they turned out cute, so I'm sharing.
I snagged this doll bed from a garage sale this summer, but the bedding was a flimsy piece of cotton. I bought some foam and made the mattress, a couple fitted sheets and quilts. I used THIS tutorial for the pillow and pillowcase, but adjusted the dimensions for the bed. I hate changing my own bed, but I'm a little obsessed with changing the sheets and pillow case on this bed….. over and over.
Inspired by the tee pee Jen made for preschool last year, I made this one for the kids (they think it's from Santa). I used THIS tutorial. It was surprisingly quick to make.
I saw THIS idea on Red Envelope and thought my mom and mother-in-law would appreciate it…. but not for $60. So, I bought the little pots and seed packs and we made our own. My kids painted the pots, colored all the flowers, and wrote the flower names. What did I do? Not much…. I just mod podged them and put the seed into envelopes.
Watches for the boys. Using dollar store watches and THIS tutorial.
Oh my goodness, I just about died when I found this ironing board at Goodwill….. DIED! I couldn't decide which fabric to use on the cover, so I made it reversible. I found the iron HERE on Etsy.
Leg warmers, leg warmers, and more leg warmers. There are tutorials all over the internet, but I used THIS one.
Muffin Tin match for my niece. These were fun to make, and Reagan had fun playing with them. I used THIS tutorial. Instead of painting matching colors, I glued the fabric to the bottom of the tin.
Here's my finished USA quilt, well almost finished, I just have to bind ½ more. Did I already post about this? I can't remember. It's all made of fabric and batting I already had… so it's a free quilt. Of course, I at one point had to buy the fabric, but it was so long ago, I'll call it free!
And to finish up this extremely long post, I will show a sneak peek of my work-in-progress. (I just realized I have yet to finish my last 'work-in-progress' string quilt). I finally cut up my stash of jeans I've saved for 2 years. This is what I have so far….
Anyways, ladies, I'm outta here. It's the New Year in just over 1 hour. HAPPY NEW YEAR!
I can't wait to see everyone's Christmas projects... hint hint.