Apron for friend K
OK, so this one was a little overdue. I think I recruited her to pick out her fabric... LAST Christmas? But, this year I finally sat down and DID it, so... here's a Hello Kitty Apron for a friend!
And a closeup of the adorable fabric, just because.
Like last time, the pattern came from Butterick 4945. I was very excited that this time around, I actually figured out how to attach the straps to the apron correctly: now I just have to decide if I want to go re-do the 2 previous aprons I made.
Pillowcases for Niece M
Last time we were back visiting my husband's family, my Sister-In-Law mentioned some Care Bear fabric that she had, that she had been storing for years and hadn't had any time to do anything with. I of course, said that if she had a project in mind, I'd be happy to take a stab at it for her. Without missing a beat, she said "Pillowcases!"
I got the pattern from my mom, who in turn got it from The Cotton Patch in CA. Isn't the bottom strip a perfect match? It was my husband of all people, who spotted it in the Batiks section of The Savage Quilter. These pillowcases are 100% french seams on the exposed edges, and it took me about a day a pillow.
If course, SOMEONE in the family had to immediately test them for cuddle-ability, and Elliott was more than willing to take one for the team.
Maybe I can put in a tag - 100% kitty certified? These pillowcases are in fact going to the same home as Care Bear Stare from 2010.
Stockings for friend M
And, it has been a time for matched accessories, because my friend M, brilliant purveyor of a flamingo-pink christmas tree and recipient of my Gnoma Claus Tree Skirt last year was due another birthday gift. I had about a fat quarter's worth of fabric left after the skirt last year, and that was *just* enough to make some more of my slightly-legendary stockings:
I don't think she has a fireplace, but I am sure they will get hung *somewhere* with care... she's promised me more pictures when they do.
And, that's about it: in an ideal world, I have 3 more stockings to do (2 brothers and a SIL), and oh, three quilts to finish by Christmas. We'll see what I can actually get done.
In the meantime, merry crafting!