A Few More Gifts

I sewed until late the night before we left for NY, to spend with Jennie and her sweet family for Christmas. I was able to finish everything I wanted to make, except my Christmas stockings. Picture to follow at the end of post.


Two potholders for Jennie, they are made with some of our favorite fabric and I hope they bring cheer to her kitchen. I used the tutorial I found HERE!


Two lined drawstring bags, the green one for Silas and the blue one for Norah. They held a couple of gifts for the bath for them. They were so fun and easy to make. I used a wonderful tutorial I found HERE. There are so many variations for making these bags, I am hoping to make a patchwork bag for me soon!


And I just had to make another pink cupcake purse for Norah, after she saw the one I made for Chloe, she wanted one right now!! She is keeping all of her baby changing and necessities in it.  I used this tutorial HERE. I did add about an inch to the width and height, also a little ruffle for the flap, because I didn’t have enough rick rack.


Now for my partially finished stockings. Here is a quick picture of the fabric and what they will sort of look like. I still need to make the patchwork for the toes. We should have them ready for next Christmas, I hope!! I am using Jennie’s tutorial HERE and can’t wait to finish them, they are really cute, I only wish we had had our three to hang with their five, adorable!!

I had a wonderful Christmas, I hope you did too! I am ready for the New Year and all of the things it will bring. Sewing, blogging and now Instagram!! I am now on instagram as Cloverandviolet2. If you would like to follow me I would love it and I will follow you too!!

Oh and I did get some new fabric for Christmas I will show later on.  I have some catching up to do on my Quilty Fun Sewing Along, I have a post coming up January 20th. Can’t wait to share my blocks!!

Have a great rest of the day. I have been picking up and putting away things that were left strewn about before we left on Tuesday. It feels good to be home and catching up on things. Starting tomorrow I will be cleaning up my sewing room, it really needs it. I have layers of fabric that really needs to be put away.

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  1. Deborah Gunthorpe says

    beautiful gifts. I am with you – I need to start earlier for next years Christmas. I wanted to make a tree skirt this year but just didn’t finish it!

  2. says

    I hope you had the most wonderful of Christmases, and Jennie, too. We got to see a lot of our family and that was great. The only homemade gift I did this year was a lap quilt for a family friend who is retiring.

    Your stockings will be super cute once they’re done!

  3. says

    Such beautiful gifts! I have Christmas things planned for next year too, that I didn’t hve time for this year! That’s ok…it’s nice to have lots of future crafty plans and works in progress! Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year, Clara!
    Helen xox
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