Sunday, December 18, 2011

Busy December

WARNING... picture heavy post ahead.  I wanted to show you all the projects I have been crazy enough to tackle and/or finish this month. I only have a couple more small sewing projects to finish and then I can relax!

So go grab yourself a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate and maybe a Christmas cookie or two  ... here we go:

I started off the month finishing up this baby quilt for my nephew and his wife who had their baby girl Natalie on November 28.

My Christmas crafting started with making this wreath from a wire coat hanger and dollar store ornaments.

Then I made these trees out of styrofoam cones and sheets of felt.

The crocheting started with this cute Elmo hat for our great-nephew Kael.

The bench outside our front door needed decorating, so I made this Snow Mama, complete with her very own crocheted hat!

I made several of these snowman shirts. This one is for my sister, but I also made smaller versions for my two great-nephews and a onesie for my newest great-nephew (without the bows of course).

That same great-nephew got other Christmas onesies, and his Mama and Daddy got crocheted hats (as well as some homemade cookies!).

A friend came over one day and we made these Christmas trees out of cardstock and wooden finials and candle holders.

I sewed these pillow covers for a friend who has a room in her house that she has decked out in red, white and blue and patriotic items.

My most time-consuming project of all was this T-shirt rag quilt I made for my nephew for Christmas. It includes t-shirts from when he was little all the way up until now (he is 23!). This is also the largest quilt I have tackled... it could easily fit on a twin/full bed.

Another sister wanted a Christmas shirt too, so I made this ornament shirt for her.

Finally, I made a scarf and matching hat for myself!

I'm sure I missed a few other little projects, but you get the gist of what I've been up to!

If you want the particulars of any of these projects, just leave me a comment.

Happy Holidays everyone ... I'm going to go take a well-deserved nap  :)


  1. Wow - you sure have been busy! Everything looks so nice. :)

  2. Wow, Sandy! I can't believe all of those projects. How fun! I really love them all. Your quilts are fabulous, and the snowman shirts are really cute with the bows. So many creative and great ideas. Good job on tackling them all AND finishing! I'm impressed.

    Merry Christmas! I hope you have a stress-free week and get to enjoy the fruits of your labor.

  3. So much accomplished. You have done some amazing work. Everything is lovely.

  4. What a lovely set of crafty creations!!

  5. Wow, wow and wow! You certainly have been busy Sandy ... and beautifully so. Love all these, especially the snow man t shirts. You are one creative girl! There are going to be several very happy people with these lovely gifts. Merry Christmas and blessings in abundance!

  6. Now that is progress :) Beautifully made with love :))

  7. They are all beautiful. I would love to hear how you made that t shirt quilt.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Sandy! Have a safe holiday.


  9. Wow, you have been busy! I love the scarf you made. The quilt is lovely too, who do the fingers holding it up belong to? By poor husband usally gets that job as he is 6" 2inches and ideal for holding up quilts for picture taking. I found you via my stats counter so I shall be back.
    Happy New year from Cornwall UK.

  10. Hi, I would love the pattern for your crochet cloche hat with the flower. Your hats and other projects are so nice. Thanks, Peggy


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