But my favorite surprise Christmas gift came from my mom and dad (I think credit for this one especially goes to mom). It is One Yard Wonders, a book with 101 patterns for things that require only 1 yard of fabric (and in some cases less). I LOVE IT! The day we traded gifts I looked through it at least a half dozen times since it would have been rude to leave and start sewing immediately. There were about 6 of the 101 projects that I was not interested in trying....all the rest of them excite me.
I did start sewing as quickly as I could and very quickly I made these 2 projects. They were fun, simple, and came together great! Looking forward to making many many more of the projects in the book.
|I love Baby Sister's little stuffed elephant. Can you just get any cuter than this?|
|This hanging file is perfect in this spot next to my desk. Each kid will have a file for finished school work instead of it making a huge mess ON my desk! Although my desk will likely still be at least a little messy....I just can't help it.|
PS. My dad also got me a great gift. He is hanging me a new clothesline on pulleys so I can hang clothes out on the line without leaving the deck. Truly, I scored all around this year. :)