Friday, January 13, 2012

A few more sewing projects

Here are the last few pictures of sewing projects I made for gifts.  Still have one gift to finish so can't show a picture of that yet.  And, I have a few other miscellaneous gifts to show, but these are the sewing ones.

For a little grandson, I decided he needed his own little library tote.  His older siblings have these.  They are made from dish towels and are easy and fun to make. 
I actually bought the dish towel for this while we were visiting their family.  I always give a book when I give a library tote.

If you want to try making some, here's the link:  Little Library Totes .

For my newest little grandson, I had to make a name banner to go along with the Happy Birthday banner I made for his family last year.

Half of the banner

The second half.  I have no idea why these photos are so different in size; maybe because I had to stand far back to get all of "Birthday" in.  This project came from Alicia Paulson's wonderful book Stitched in Time.

I also made a "dogbone" pillow for his mom's birthday which was just after Christmas. 
I was trying to sort of replicate a pillow she already owns which gets a lot of use.  This one turned out to be a bit smaller.

You can see the print sort of coordinates with the pillowcases I made for her and her hubby for Christmas.

Also, I previously showed a couple other sewing projects on my Christmas blog.  One was these little purses.

You can read about them here:  Little Purses.
These are made from the little fabric pouches that some pillowcases come packaged in.  This is the front of the purse.

And this is the back of the purse.  I made these for my two youngest granddaughters.

And then last of all I made some more felt food. 

Orange, cherry and lime felt popsicles
Felt Christmas cookies

You can see more pictures and  read about that here:More Fun with Felt Food.

And there you have (for now) the last of my Christmas sewing projects!


  1. Love the Happy Birthday Banner...too cute!

  2. Thanks, Arlene! That was a very fun project to make. My first adventure with freezer-paper stenciling using a font from my computer. It didn't turn out perfect, but works just fine for the purpose.

  3. wowzers! Awesome projects! The recipients are so blessed to have your lovin' on them!

  4. Happy Birthday Mrs T,
    Even though I have never met you in person I thank God for leading me to your blog.I always leave with a smile on my face.Hope you had a special day.:)
    I loved all the sweet gifts you made for your family this year.Those felt pops are so adorable!!!I really like felt food.

  5. Happy Birthday!!!! May the Lord bless you with MANY more :). I have enjoyed getting to know you through your blog.
    I love the felt pops! I had to laugh when my sister-in-law said the same thing :). I also love your birthday banner, what a special idea :).
    I am going to go take a quick peak at your felt food link.

  6. Hi ladies,

    So nice to see you here at my kitchen table again! Thanks for the sweet comments on the projects.

    Nikki, thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a low-key but very nice day and my hubby took me out to dinner. I'm so glad you always leave my blog with a smile on your face! I can say the same about my visits to your little haven on the hill!

    1HappyWife, thanks to you for the birthday wishes and sweet comments as well. Glad you enjoyed the projects. I've made birthday banners for both daughters and their families, and they seem to really like using them each year.

  7. Mrs. T, Happy Birthday! (Although a little belated.) The sewing projects are so nice! What special gifts!

  8. Thanks, Mrs. Smith! I had a nice birthday. My hubby took me out to dinner at a favorite diner downtown. As we walked back to our car, snow was falling softly in the glow of the street lights -- very pretty and romantic.

    Thanks for the sweet comments on the handmade gifts as well. I love making things!


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