How cute are these zipper totes? The size is perfect for carrying your phone and wallet. But I must admit that as soon as I had sewn the first one for myself, my 8 year old daughter Cadie took it for herself! I had to make a couple more so that every girl in the house could have one.
Because of crazy college schedules and nutty family stuff, I got married just a few days before Christmas (December 22nd - sheesh!). And my birthday is a week before Christmas. You would think that with my birthday, anniversary, and Christmas going on in the same week I might try to tone down Christmas. But it's actually the opposite - I LOVE Christmas! And I love to sew in anticipation of this glorious holiday all year long too! But to be honest, I have found that I NEED to get my holiday sewing started early because if I wait until December it's far too late to get much done.
I know, I know... you probably think that I am oblivious to the fact that it is summer because I have been posting so much about Christmas! It is much more likely that I am trying to wish away our 90 degree Florida summer weather, he he.
Every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, our family goes Christmas tree shopping. It doesn't really matter where we buy our tree - the fun is in going out together to find the right one. Scholars say that a winter tradition of bringing trees into the home existed even before the birth of Christ. But Christians bring evergreen trees inside as a symbol of life - to remind us of the everlasting life that only He can offer us.
A few years ago I had a little obsession with wool. I got a felting machine and I made all kinds of projects with felted wool (including this boy's scarf). I bought books about every topic related to wool... including growing your own, lol! What was the animal I thought I could raise for wool??? Llamas!
Merry Christmas in July... This is my present to you (because I love my readers so much!) - a complete pattern for the Merry Stars Quilt! I designed this quilt a couple years ago and made a smaller version for my family. At the time, Christmas was fast approaching so I was forced to just give you a brief 'how I did it' cliff notes version of the pattern. Inspired by these adorable Christmas fabrics from Ink & Arrow, I decided to make a bigger and better Merry Stars Quilt and finally write a real pattern!