January 4th, 2010
One of my New Years resolutions this year is to finish all unfinished crafts and to post at least once a week. To ensure that I post, I have scheduled an hour for myself every Sunday to sit down and write out a review of that week’s crafts. This week I didn’t do any crafts (I really needed a break!). So this post will be dedicated to all of the Christmas crafts that I still haven’t written about, thus satisfying two of my many resolutions.
A friend of mine recently gave me her old prom dress and asked if I could refashion it into something else.
I held onto it for awhile, trying to decide what exactly I would do with it. Then as I was reading my RSS feed one day, I came across this beautiful ruffled skirt pattern from June Bug Baby. How adorable is that!?
As soon as I saw it I knew I had to use the prom dress to make my friend’s daughter a festive skirt for the Christmas season! And after about an hour of ruffling and sewing, this was the end result:
Needless to say, the skirt turned out to be so freaking cute!
Next up, we have a couple of wine bags a few of my friends ordered for holidays.
These bags are so easy to make, and a great gift to give for family and friends.
I made this last one for my Aunt Yvonne. She was lucky enough to have me draw her name in our Secret Santa pull.
On hers I decided to add a little flair, sewing on a small rosette made from felt.
I also gave her a scarf, like the ones that I made for homecoming.
I was able to make four of these from 2.5 yards of t-shirt fabric, so a couple of my friends got them too!
There were so many other crafty items that I made for Christmas presents, but with the big time crunch I wasn’t able to take pictures of them all. However, I was able to sneak a quick picture of my mom donning her Christmas apron on Christmas day that my dad ordered for her. Doesn’t she look festive for the holidays!!
Well that’s all for this week! Hope you all had a happy and safe new years!