Friday, December 30, 2011

Wow, can you believe that Christmas was almost a week ago.  It doesn't seem fair that one days takes weeks of planning and is over in like 10 hours, then there is the opening presents part - like 30 minutes.  We do make our kids take turns opening gifts so it takes a little longer.

I know Christmas is over, but check it out - I did something crafty.  My daughter decided (like two days before Christmas) that she wanted to make some gifts for her friends.  Soooooooooo, we came up with this idea.  Have I ever told you how much I love Heat and Bond.   That stuff is awesome.  We used heat and bond to "glue" the fabric to a blank notebook and then the bond the fabric letter to the felt, and the felt to the notebook, does that make any sense at all? 

 The finished product turned out pretty cute and she was excited to give it to her friends so I'd say it was a success!  I have to admit, I need to get better and letting my daughter help me.  She got frustrated at my taking it over and went on to something else.   She is making her first quilt right now, and I'm trying oh so hard just to let her do it by herself.

I used my pattern from over here to make this bag for my kids piano teacher.  She also likes to be called their 3rd Grandma.  She is super good to my kids and our family and I wanted to do something special for her.  She loves fabric as much as I do so I thought she would like this bag.  It turned out pretty good.

The fabric is Butterscotch and Roses from Fig Tree.  Ever since I found this blog - I've loved the combination of green, brown, red and blue.   I  Free Motioned Quilted it.  Someday I'm going to get good at that if it kills me.  I did buy some super cool gloves though that makes it TONS easier.  If your thinking about getting them, it's totally worth it.

So all in all, I would say Christmas was good.  I gained my five pounds eating way more than I should and now I'll make my New Years Resolution to loose it plus some.  We will see if I can actually do it this year - yeah right!


Pam said...

What a fab way to jazz up the notebooks... very effective. The bag looks great tool

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I would love it if any of my piano students gave me that bag for Christmas - it is awesome!

Becky said...

I really love the bag and the notebooks turned out cute also. I thought my free-motion quilting would never improve, but it really does. It's taken me years, but yours looks great! Happy New Year!