Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Hoffman Challenge 2008

It's time for the Hoffman Challenge again! Every year, the Hoffman fabric company issues a challenge to create a quilt (or clothing, accessory, or doll) from a specific fabric that is new in their current line. Above is the chosen fabric for the 2008 challenge. You can get all of the entry details here. I've never entered, but I'm always tempted! Maybe this year will be the year...

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Holiday Gifts

Oh man, I may be in over my head! I've got quite a few projects to finish before January! Of course, I can't show my progress on most of them, because they are either gifts or class projects and I don't want to spoil any surprises! In the past, I have limited myself to only one handmade x-mas gift a year because the last minute crunch it too unpleasant during the holidays. However, I broke my rule this year. Isn't it funny how the projects that you think will be quick, aren't -- and the ones that you think will be more challenging end up going together fast. You just never know...

I'm still making projects from the Handmade Holidays blog. In addition to the aprons, I have now made two crayon rolls following this tutorial (see picture above). I really tried to put the ric rac in the seam because I just love that look, but after failing twice, I decided to finish them without it. I was able to make the two rolls out of two fat quarters, and without the ric rac failures, the two would have taken less than an hour to make. Max turned 3 years old yesterday, and one will be a gift to give at his party tomorrow.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Hometown Holidays 2007

Redwood City's Hometown Holidays was this weekend. The Hudaks came out because they had such a great time last year. The big attraction was, of course, the snow play area which they were able to walk right into last year. Unfortunately this year it was so popular that there was a line to get in the snow that had to be about a block long. We found out later that the wait was about 30 minutes, and you had to sign a release before getting in the snow. That was a little bit too long of a wait for the boys, so we did some other activities instead.

Here's Max enjoying some hot chocolate:

And Jackson going down the slide:

Lance and I didn't make it back to the tree lighting and fireworks this year. It was so nice and warm when we got home, we decided to skip it. It was nice to see several people we know from the community at the event! Next year's will be here before we know it!