A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

A large family, homeschooling, adoption, special needs, whatever strikes my fancy, sort of blog.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Semi Recent Sewing

I wanted to share a few things that I've made recently.  In December, I got out the bucket of Christmas fabrics. 


I made some napkins with print on one side and solid flannel on the other. 

We ended up with about a dozen new Christmas napkins (which I'm still weeding out of the everyday napkin basket). 

Our family wraps using fabric gift bags during the holidays, and most years I find myself needing to make a few more bags when I'm almost done with wrapping Christmas presents.  Sometimes it's an odd size gift that I need a bag for, but mostly it's because there's more of us than there used to be.  I also wrapped the gifts Sam bought the rest of the family before he left, so that accounted for some of the extra, too. 

More Christmas fabrics.  I used a slightly too big for Katie leggings pattern here.  Stripes and Pooh are daywear; snowmen and penguins are a super soft poly knit that we use for jammies. 

Finally finished up (and delivered!  Huzzah!) my latest Project Linus quilt. 

I went through a bucket of scraps in the sewing room, cutting squares from anything big enough, and getting rid of the rest.  Feels good to have a little more room to breathe in there.  I hope to roll out a couple more of these scrap quilts from the rest of the pile of squares I have going. 

Also, our Project Linus chapter is collecting for the ladies at a local shelter this month.  Such an easy way to donate:  open cupboard, toss a couple boxes in the bag with the quilt, and drop them off together! 

This isn't sewing, but it is something I made.  Walking around Hobby Lobby in November, I got inspired to paint and decorate our own advent treat calendar.  Well.  Let's just say I made life more difficult than it needed to be.  Next year, instead of blinky bulb bracelets, ornaments, mini games, and craft ideas, I'm totally going to fill this sucker with candy and call it good enough. 


The girls should still be able to wear their Valentine and St. Patrick's Day shirts from last year, so I don't have any big plans in the sewing room right now.  Maybe Easter will inspire me? 

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  1. Such fun to be so creative! I'm still not at a stage where I can do what you do in a craft room, but I sure admire it in you. :)

    1. Aw, thanks! :) When my bigs were little, I used to make the vast majority of their clothes, and most of our linens, too. Now, Hannah and Katie are the only ones who would tolerate me sewing for them, and they're drowning in cute clothes, so it's hard to get motivated. But I do like creating. It's nice to point to something and see that not everything I do gets undone, lol.