even during the holiday hubbub i managed to document most of the gifts i made. it's nice able to make gifts by hand, and i'm grateful for friends and family who appreciate how special it is to receive things that weren't store-bought. here are some sewn items (i'll save the hand-knits for another day)...
first are a couple potholders i made using swatches of my tumbling teddy bears and happy cactus fabrics. ok, so the teddy bear one i kept for myself, but the cactus one was happily received by my sister-in-law. i sandwiched a couple layers of cotton batting between fun fabrics and machine stitched diagonally across for a quilted look (i used masking tape guides to keep my lines straight). to finish i hand stitched the bias tape to keep things nice and neat.
next is a little collection of doll clothes made for my niece, selah. she is extremely fond of her babies and usually has at least one or two tucked under her arms. i got the measurements of her bitty baby and found a similar sized doll at a thrift store, so i could easily draft some simple little garments.
over the past few months i've had several requests from selah for "mittens for my baby… so her hands aren't cold"... so, of course i had to make this very small pair:
and here's an outfit for esmé, the littlest babe of the bunch. the fabric for the top i've had for years, originally purchased from SR harris when i lived in minneapolis. it's so soft with such a delicate and cute pattern. the pants are made from this fabric. i used brindille & twig patterns for both.