I hit crafting burn-out at the end of 2009, so most of 2010 was a long, dry spell. However, I did gear up as the holidays approached and made some gifts for a handful of people.
MAY 2010 — LEG LAMP: Inspired by the iconic leg lamp from A Christmas Story :D. I had a blast stitching this one up. Instead of filling the lampshade with stitches, I used fabric.
SEPT. 2009 — MINI SKETCHBOOK/COLORED PENCILS KIT: The cherry-fabric kit was my trial run, which I kept for myself, and the faux-fur kit was a gift for someone else. These were a good challenge for my very beginnerish sewing skills, and I was happy with how they both turned out…but they’re not a project I care to make again!
HOLIDAYS 2010 — FOR MY HUBBY: The coffee coaster and the pillowcase were both used until they were plum worn out, which is exactly what I intend when I gift things which are designed to be useful! The name tag was my design, and the camping designs were Sublime Stitching.
HOLIDAYS 2010 — FOR MY SON: Lots of reading was happening, so bookmarks were a good option. I particularly loved the pirate’s french-knot beard & hair! The ninja/pirate pattern was Urban Threads, and I believe the video game characters were from Sprite Stitch.
HOLIDAYS 2010 — FOR OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS & FRIENDS: The dog patterns were freebies from the Orange You Lucky blog (although I don’t know if the patterns are available any longer). I can’t find the source info for the Poinsettia pattern. The Snowflake pattern is Polka & Bloom. The Dove pattern is September House (So September blog). The Speckled Bird pattern is Andrea Zuill. I can’t find the source info for the Mama-n-Baby Bird pattern.