Guess what??? Teacher's gifts are due on Friday! Okay, teachers gifts are an expression of gratitude and adoration for those patient individuals who spend every day with our little monsters teaching them to read, write, and be nice. LOL. Well, whatever your kids' teachers are to you, you might be scrambling for last minute teacher gifts like I was yesterday. That's why I wrote this tutorial.
Last weekend I hopped a plane to New York City and met two old roommates from BYU to reconnect and recharge our creative juices. And that we did! One of the highlights of our trip is something that I knew my readers would like to hear about... a tour of the NYC fashion district.
I LOVE the idea of wrapping Christmas gift's (or any gift for that matter:) in a handmade gift bag. It's like getting an extra gift! There are so many ideas and creative patterns out there....and since we're on the subject I thought I'd go ahead and share a couple more of my favorites.
I'm so excited about this new book that I get to review. Virginia Lindsay of Gingercake has given away all her secrets... this is seriously the most practical and beautiful book about running a sewing related business that I've ever seen. Sewing to Sell is an instant classic.
Let's face it, sometimes moms forget to accessorize. Well, this infinity scarf made with just a yard of soft cotton voile is an easy accessory that you can wear anywhere. And it has fine french seams and a neat 1/4'' hem. Lovely!
I love my wonky quilt that was inspired by the gorgeous iconic quilts made in Gee's Bend, Alabama. This quilt is seriously improv. I used a ruler and rotary cutter to help me cut straignt, but I didn't measure anything. I sewed strips together, sewed those chunks together, and then sewed strips all around.
Merry Christmas SewCanShe fans! I've been saving a present for you! Last year when I was putting my proposal together for Just For You, I wrote this Travel Jewelry Case Pattern. We figured out a few months later that it wasn't going to fit in the book, so I decided to save it for Christmas. And Christmas is here!
Welcome December! It's probably my favorite month. So I picked one of my favorite quilt blocks for this month's Classic Blocks: Fresh Fabric post, the Bear Paw. I decided to make a mini quilt using nine 3'' blocks. I picked some lovely blue and orange prints from the Turkish Delight Collection by Josephine Kimberling for Blend Fabrics.
Our Just For You blog hop is coming to a close and I just want to say a big 'thank you' and 'hugs!' to all the designers who participated and all the readers who followed along. I hope you all won a book! Okay, I know that's not possible but I wish you could have. Some of the giveaways (including mine) have not ended yet, so be sure to read to the end where you can enter my giveaway for a book and lots of fabric and browse the other blogs too.
I hope you've all had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family as I have these past few days. For our Show Off Saturday post, I thought I'd share some of the beautiful, whimsical, adorable, and amazing pincushions that have been sewn for our Christmas Pincushion Swap.