Monday, December 28, 2009

bean bag stiching

For Christmas this year I did mostly homemade gifts.

I love making gifts, and I always try to come up with new and fun things for my family and friends.

This years gifts were composed of lot's of Scrabble Letter necklaces, rings, key chains and hair pins, some wall signs and a few other odds and ends.

Of course I didn't get pictures of most of the items I made, because I was wrapping them as fast as I could make them, but somehow I managed to snap a few pictures of the 4 embroidery projects I did...

For my side of the family I made little Bean Bag Paperweights for all the gals.
This one was for my mother who loves to have "tea" time in the afternoons. Even though that usually means coffee.

For this beanbag and the one below I used patterns from The Black Apple @ Sublime Stitching

This Bean Bag was for my sister Jemimah.
Her husband is in the military and they just moved to Texas and she is in the process of setting up her home there. The green fabric is from her old couch cushions, and "Making" is sort of her trademark phrase.

This little Bean Bag was for my sister Judea. It is sort of a hodgepodge of favorite patterns and colors. I think maybe it is a little more "me" than "her," but I think the mix of the soft patterns and colors against the bold is VERY "her."
She is our soft-yet-bold gal after all.

This little neck pillow was for my Maw. I thought maybe she could use it during her 15 minute power naps.
I am not a fab seamstress so the pillow itself is a little wonky, but I can honestly say it was made with love, if not perfection!


  1. What beautiful, thoughtful, loving gifts!

  2. Yes they are lovely and as always so sweet.
    Thanks for a great Christmas visit. I think this was the best Christmas as far as taking time and enjoying everyone.

    Love Mom

  3. Darling-
    You know I love you too. Thanks for the feature!


  4. Ist time visiting your blog.
    What delightful and thoughtful gifts you made, I love presents like that, knowing someone has gone to the trouble to think about and make something especially for me....
    Your paperweights were just beautiful and so precious and special I'm sure to those who received them
    Byeee from the UK

  5. Homemade gifts are the best.


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