Monday, January 4, 2010

Handmade Christmas Gifts

I'm finally back home after almost two weeks of traveling to visit family and it's nice to be back. Last week was spent outside Philly with Jon's family and it was great!

Over the holidays I only managed to make 2 handmade gifts, but I really liked both. First, I made my sister an Emmeline Apron. She really wanted a cute apron. I forgot to take pictures of the finished product at home (again!), so all I've got are pictures of the fabric and her opening it.
Emmeline Apron for Kate
Emmeline Apron for Kate

She is also a little more busty than average so I used Robin's modification (adding about 2" in length) and it looks like it worked beautifully. I really wish I had done this when I made one for myself.
Emmeline Apron for Kate


I also made Jon's 5.5 year old nephew a Traveling Art Show (free pattern from Mr. Monkeysuit). It seems like the perfect thing to have in the car and at restaurants to keep a kid occupied. Jon picked out the monkey fabric. It's a Michael Miller print I couldn't resist buying a fat quarter of while I was in a quilt shop a few months ago.
Daniel's Traveling Art Show

I made a couple modifications to this one too. I used velcro instead of ties so he can close it himself (good idea, Angela!) and since it then needed to lay more flat, I moved the locations of the pockets.
Traveling Art Show for Daniel-velcro modfication


And now to finish off the holiday crafting season, I just need to finish my Christmas Threads quilt!

6 comments:

  1. Looks like he loved it! And the apron is so cute - great Chrstmas crafting!

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  2. these are really great presents. i love the fabric that you used for the apron

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  3. The apron looks great! I'm glad the modification worked out for her. :) And I hadn't seen that Traveling Art Show design before. Too cool!!! Thanks for sharing where you found it.

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  4. Fantastic! Your sister's apron looks great, and I love the velcro idea for the Traveling Art Show.

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  5. the apron looks great!! nice job!

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  6. I think the apron is awesome, too! --KT--

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