Why is it that every year I tell myself that I will start sewing presents early, only to get caught on December 23 frantically handsewing the last pieces close? I guess I like to live under pressure, and I sure got plenty of that this year. But it was well worth the trouble because I am glad of what I made and the little presents were appreciated by the recipients.
I made this simple bag for my sister Nathalie, who likes birds and purple. The pattern is from a French book called "Tout en patch..." by Corinne Crasbercu, and you can see what it's all about here. My sister and I actually exchanged our handmade gifts, she made some lovely crocheted items for me.
I couldn't resist the urge of making yet another of those lovely patchwork baskets from Pink Penguin. This one, my fourth, was for my mother, and I filled it with japanese paper scraps for her scrapbooking and cardmaking, and with a few cross-stitched ornaments that I had made.
I also made her a couple of laundry bags (also from "Tout en patch...") that she will get to use in her upcoming trip to Cuba.
And as if I wasn't busy enough with the gift making, I decided on a whim to make a couple of chinese puzzles that we used in a game at our Christmas party. They don't look like much, but trust me, they were a lot of work!
Want to see what everyone else made in December? Hit the Sew and Tell button on my sidebar and find out on Amy's blog!