Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Handmade Holiday's Part One

My goal this year was to make all my holiday gifts, so far I have done pretty well and only had to buy some extra fabric and batting.  I really enjoy making gifts and don't mind the extra effort it takes.  Taj is only two and is just learning about Santa and Christmas, so I don't think he'll mind a few handmade presents from his mom:)

 I made Tajie a little Peg Bear, from the book One Yard Wonders.  The front is a from a fat quarter I have been saving for a very special project, it is from Birch fabrics. The belly and ears are a natural flannel.  The back and face are yarn dyed linen in denim by Robert Kaufman (love).
I also made him a giant zipper bag (18x12inches), it is made from some yard sale denim and a thrift store vintage 16 inch green zipper.  I machine appliqued the stacked stones and used some of my scrap Birch fabric for the stones.  I hope he loves them!

I made this cute bag for my niece Zoe.  I used mostly scrap fabric, the pink and beige are from a yard sale.  The pattern is from the book Bags the Modern Classics, I altered the handles and made them shorter.  I think I would consider this bag Zakka Style, because of the appliqued flower design.  The bird was also my first attempt at embroidery.  

Here is my second attempt at embroidery with this cute little zipper bag:)

I am really enjoying embroidering.  Thank you for looking! Amanda

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