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.

1 comment:

Mary said...

This is so funny, my sister Deb just made a couple of these crayon rolls too. She brought them to VA a couple weeks ago to show me. My son Adam talked her into making a larger version for his drawing pencils. This one is so cute.