Saturday, January 1, 2011


I haven't made a real New Year's resolution in a long time, because I just beat myself up too badly when I don't keep them. But one goal that I've had for a very long time has been to learn to sew, and I am excited to say that in 2010, I finally accomplished this goal! Now, if only I had time to actually use my new skills as much as I would like...

My favorite thing I've learned to do is applique, and I wanted to share a few of my projects that I've done over the last few weeks. I adore being able to give handmade, personalized gifts to people, and I was excited to get to do that this Christmas.

I made these little Christmas tree shirts for my cousin, Tess' little girls, and I was so excited to see them wear them on Christmas Eve. I thought they looked so cute in them. I also made the matching bows in their hair, but you can't really see them in this pic.

I appliqued these initials on blankets as gifts for Amelia's Sunday School teachers. You have no idea how hard that O was to do, and how proud I was of the finished product!

Blurry cell phone pic of an initial shirt I did for Mimi

One of my very favorite things to do are sweet little baby gifts, and I did these onesies for some friends' baby boy a few weeks ago. I can't wait to see him in them!

I have done a lot more sewing, but these are the few things I've thought to take photos of. I may start sharing more things that I make here since it's fun for me to look back on things that I post. I love having crafty hobbies!

1 comment:

ccrager said...

I am so impressed! I love your new crafty hobby :) And I so enjoyed the precious Christmas pictures of sweet Mimi. What a fun Christmas for you guys!