Thursday, January 3, 2013

Christmas Sewing

Our holidays were chaotic and crazy and I ran out of time to do so many things.  We never even got our Christmas tree decorated.  But, I did manage to finish most of the gifts I'd planned to make.  That included a few sewn ones.

My daughter has always knitted, crocheted, sewed, woven, spun, etc.  But, now that she's grown up and experiencing the stresses of life, she has a bigger appreciation for those things and the relaxation and escape they can provide.  However, her knit and crochet projects mean she needs to borrow tools from me.  That's fine...until I need those things for my projects.  So, I decided it was the perfect time to get her started on collecting her own tools.  I sewed her a crochet hook/knitting needle case and a project bag.  And, I was able to do it with left over fabric from her quilt.  So, I knew she'd love it!

It was a bit challenging finding pieces of fabric that were big enough and that looked great together in these projects.  But, I did it.  I'm quite pleased with the outcome.  And, best of all, she loves it!

I gave it to her with a set of crochet hooks in the most commonly used sizes, some stitch markers of various kinds, yarn needles, and a little case to store them in.  I'm also going to buy her some knitting needles but needed to wait to see what she already has and what she wants.


I made a project bag for my friend Tammi too.  

I love the blues in this fabric!  And, it goes well with the knitting needle case I made for her last year.

I'm not sure how or when she did daughter managed to sew a project bag for me!

What a special gift!  The fact that she made this for me, with her hands and love means so much!
And, believe it or not, I'd already planned to make a project bag with this fabric.
I love it!  And, I've already put it to good use.  


Roxie said...

You girls are so crafty! Love the needle keeper. My collection has outgrown anything so organized, and fills the better part of a large picnic basket, but that's because I keep buying all nylon Susan Bates circular needles of any size at garage and estate sales.

Not decorating the tree? That's bound to make the clean up quick and easy. You clever, clever girl!

judith said...

Love these projects! Love your fabric choices. I recently found a set of bamboo knitting needles, sizes 1 to 15 on ebay for 99 cents! Yeah! And the shipping from China was $2!!! That's just the sort of thing that would be great in a gift like this.

KarenB said...

Wonderful gifts, Cheryl. Looks like we were on the same "page". Rachael is taking a pretty in-depth sewing class in KC and so I bought her a bunch of sewing supplies that I use regularly. They were her stocking stuffers. I wanted to make her a sewing kit, but didn't get that far. I also bought her some jewelry tools and a gift certificate to Bead Island. She's begun some jewelry projects. Lauren (mine) has really taken off with knitting lately. Don't you love it when our girls get creative (following in our footsteps)?