Saturday, December 18, 2010

'tis the season

You could say that my house has been a bit of an gift factory lately.

My Aunt commissioned this quilt from me for a gift for her husband's niece. I fell in love with this Colorbrick quilt and found it to be the perfect last-minute quilt pattern. The colors feel like a day at the spa! LOVE IT!

This, of course, is a Toddler Backpack from Made by Rae. My sister-in-law requested one for her 1-year-old daughter and I had her pick out the fabric. Even though it is a home dec weight fabric I still added some cotton twill canvas on the inside for extra support.

This technically isn't a gift. I've been wanting a nativity set but don't really have the money for a nice set (especially with Jack being in the destructive toddler stage) so I bought this pattern to make one. It was very labor intensive but I'm so happy with how it came out! I added a small handful of beans to the bottoms after stuffing for extra weight.

My sister-in-law also strongly "hinted" that she would like an infinity scarf like the one I made for myself a while back. I didn't feel like I had enough time to knit one but I immediately thought on the Figure 8 scarf tutorial Anna Maria Horner recently posted using her velveteen and voile fabrics. I have to say I'm not totally loving it but each time I try it on it grows on me. The fabrics themselves are fabulous! but it's the fact that this scarf feels GINORMOUS on. When I look down I can't see the ground! It's a very dramatic scarf. There's more story on this scarf but I'll save it for another post.And lastly, still in progress, are place mats to match the commissioned table runner I made last year.


Things are really coming together here and I'm going to start making Christmas cookies next week. I really love the week before Christmas, our shopping is done (well, mostly) and it's time to slow down and enjoy!


Bea said...

Wow you've been busy. Love the quilt and I think the scarf, while huge, is actually pretty cool.

Holli said...

Well done on all fronts, Emily! I love your nativity and someday, when I have a little toddler of my own, I'm going to have to commission a backpack from you!

Happy Christmas!

Maryse said...

Everything is adorable! Love your nativity set and back pack!