Monday, January 7, 2008

Holiday Ideas Part 2

Well this weekend wasn’t as productive as I had wanted it to be. I came home from work on Friday and felt miserable so I ran the errands that I could and came home and slept.
I went to quilt class this morning and though the atmosphere of the LQS always makes me feel better I still didn’t feel great.
My accomplishments for this weekend? 6 of those can insulators for my family’s stockings ( that took a whole 5 minutes or it seemed). I have sewn 3 tissue covers (not the same as the ones I sent) and have 3 more cut out. I cut fabric for a quilt called Cactus Wreath (http://www.cozyquilt.com/Aspx/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=456 ). I have yet to start sewing but figure maybe I can get some bits and pieces sewing done through out the week but its cut so thats a start.
So I got to thinking about the things I liked about the Holidays and like I mentioned before, I like giving gifts. Especially the ones that mean some thing special. I know that many people have been touched by cancer and though I haven’t done it in a while, this is a great charity pattern for chemo caps.. and it doesn’t have to be just for that I’m sure the children’s hospital would love them as well as other places. And you know I would wear them if they were in the right colors. Some of the patterns are really cute
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/images/us/local/page_specific/freeprojects/chemocap/chemocap.pdf
http://www.headhuggers.org/patterns/patterns.htm - for those that crochet as well as quilt.
http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/adult-cancercaps.html - more crochet

Now on to some more Project ideas. I can’t say they are quick and easy but we all know that if it really needs to get done.. if there is a will we will find a way.
Arm chair organizer – so you won’t lose the remote and tv guide.. ha ha didn’t work for me. There are also some other organizer patterns. I love the organizers but have yet to organize myself.. still trying.
http://sewing.about.com/od/homedecprojects/ss/armchairorganiz_3.htm
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/ef_wallorganizer.html

That easy stocking pattern to make last minute when you realize that one of your Christmas morning guests doesn’t have a stocking.

http://sewing.about.com/od/holidaysewingprojects/ss/xmasstocking.htm

Bottle bags for that special wine or maybe a bottle of sparkling cider? Great for Hostess gifts. Or maybe an office party?
http://sewing.about.com/od/holidaysewingprojects/ss/bottlebag.htm
http://www.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Christmas_Stocking_Bottle_Caddy_Pattern
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/ef_winesack.html

An insulated lunch sack, so you can be different. Who couldn’t use a personalized lunch bag?
http://sewing.about.com/library/weekly/aa072100a.htm

Those famous rice heating bags. I made these for mom one year and my sister inlaw ended up taking it home with her. I of course made mom another one.
http://sewing.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ/Ya&sdn=sewing&cdn=hobbies&tm=36&gps=64_756_1148_711&f=00&su=p445.92.150.ip_&tt=14&bt=1&bts=1&zu=http%3A//quilt.com/MiscQuilting/RiceBags.html
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/ef_ricebags.html

For the crafter ..
http://www.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Pocket_Pal
http://www.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Serger_Companion
http://www.janome.com/index.cfm/ProjectCenter/Project_Detail/Thimbles_&_Thread_Organizer
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/ef_notionette.html
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/ef_sewing_room_accessories.html

Pillow Case Patterns
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/beehappy_pillowcase.pdf
http://craftandfabriclinks.com/pillowcases/cases.html
http://craftandfabriclinks.com/pupcases/pupcase.html
http://www.logcabinquilts.com/freepattern.html

More for you Pet
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/pet_placemats.pdf
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/e_pets.html

heres a collection of patterns to outfit almost the entire kitchen. Also great smaller projects for secret sister exchanges and such
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/jump.jsp?itemID=714&itemType=CONTENT

A Festive Santa hat – warning this one is crochet
http://www.hancockfabrics.com/jump.jsp?itemID=364&itemType=CONTENT

Advent Calendar - maybe for next year I have 3 or four ready to sew like I needed that many
http://www.sewing.org/enthusiast/html/eo_advent_calendar.html

Well its almost midnight here so I am off to get some last minute things done before heading to bed. Its back to work tomorrow. Hopefully this week will be less hectic than last. Take care !!

Heather

Comments:

Monday, December 10, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by SewAndSnip
Thanks for all the great links. I just spent about half an hour going from site to site and getting great ideas for next years sewing.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007 - Untitled Comment
Posted by sweetnstacked72
love the links you posted, already made 5 steering wheel covers, out of pro football fleece. yes the quilt was strip pieced , using Eleanor Burns book Quick Trip Quilts

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