Holiday, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, New Year! (and any other celebrations I missed.)
I unintentionally disappeared for a bit. I had intended to post the last of the gifts I'd made on Christmas Eve and then fell asleep between supper and church. I won't lie; I slept through church. It wasn't even at midnight. It was 7:30. Since then, I haven't been online. At ALL. It's been nice but I'm feeling out of the loop. The only news I've seen is sports-related. It's been hockey, hockey, hockey...
ANYHOO... This is the Borrowed Creativity Collection of gifts from this year.
I made this quilt for my mother for Christmas. It's Allison Harris' Seville pattern. I even bought the fat quarter bundle to make it.
Completely unoriginal on my part but I liked it so much I didn't want to change a thing. I named it Figaro. (Fee-ga-ro, Fee-ga-ro! You know, the Barber of Seville? Anyone? No?)
Also, a Honey Cowl, knit in a Manos del Uruguay mulberry silk. Also for my mother.
tute here), and a number of makeup bags using laminated cotton, which is much easier to sew with that the interwebs would have be believe. I used fantastic patterns and tutorials for all of them.
Boxbags: Amber of One Shabby Chick has a great tutorial. I lined the largest one with some interfaced Kona. It added a much-needed sturdiness.
Keyka Lou. These are awesome and fun to make.
This one kicked my ass. You can tell it went haywire because the lining is on the outside...
Anna Maria Horner scarves... I made this one in voile about 12"wide by 70"long. I made a couple in green for friends.
And finally, in the "saw-it-need-to-make-it" department, some pillow fight weapons for my brother-in-law. I saw them on ManMadeDIY.
I thought they were so clever. As far as I can tell the artist doesn't have a pattern or store so I hope he doesn't mind that I made a set.
So I was a sewing maniac. How I found time for three quilts during my internship, I don't know, but I suspect that I tend to sew as an unwind. It doesn't require speaking or socializing, or analyzing whether someone's got the whole answer or missed the boat. In sewing moments, my time is utterly my own. Which is why I was so very excited about my Christmas present from Santa.
But I'll show you that next time. :-)
Happy New Year! I'll be catching up with you soon.