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.