First up is a sewing wreath I made for our local sewing guild's Christmas party and gift exchange. I have been saving my old thread spools for a number of years knowing that I would use them for something and finally, I came up with that something idea! I wrapped the empty spools using quilted Christmas themed scrapbooking paper and then hot glued the spools to the wreath. It was still looking a bit plain after adding the spools so I thought adding some buttons would spice it up a bit. Of course I did buttons stacks too. I think it looks quite cute! So much so, that I might just make one for myself! Every sewer needs a wreath for their sewing room door don'tchathink!
Next on the gift list was some napkins for the Christmas party host. Using some linen I've had in the stash for years, I edged them with red woolly nylon on the serger.
I made two of the Fat Quarter Gypsy's Pop-Up cans. Here's what they look like fully open and then flattened. Do you recognize this fabric? It was remnants from my ironing board cover.
And lastly I have three Sew Together Bags and a set of potholders.
Here's the total yardage counts for these projects:
- Napkins = 1.5 yards
- Pop up cans (2) = .75 yards
- Sew Together Bags (3) = 3 yards
- Potholders - .5 yards
Total for all of these projects = 5.75 yards
That brings my YTD stashbustin' yardage total up to 93.16 yards. I'm getting close to the 100 yard line and I think I might hit it! My Vogue 1233 dress is almost finished - just need to do the hem and the armholes and it's finished.
Happy Christmas to everyone and I hope Santa fills your stockings with lots of sewing goodies!