The unwrapping extravaganza is over...all the gifts are revealed, and the kids are playing and reading. Before I start cooking casseroles for the family supper, I thought I'd write a quick blog post about the homemade gifts I worked on this Christmas.
I made a pile of hot mats using up my Maxine fabric.
The hot mat backings used the rest of my "Make Life" fabric. I love to use up my stash fabric, but at the same time feel so sad when a favorite fabric is GONE! Sounds crazy, I know!
And I used up tons of black strips for the bindings. I just sewed miles of strips together and cleared out the black scrap bin.
I also made some "pot pinchers" for my siblings using camping themed fabric. The pattern is thorough and well written, and although you wouldn't know it to look at them, they took me forever to make!
Another thing I enjoyed creating was Christmas Cards. I didn't send out many this year, but wanted to try to make my own and just enjoy the process. It was great fun and made my annual card writing ritual a delight.
I hope you are enjoying a very Merry Christmas with your family today!