February 9, 2012

Christmas Creations

I have really struggled to make some diy posts after writing about Africa but I have accepted that I am where I am for this season. And I will continue to write about what brings me joy while I am in this stage of my life. 
Naturally my posts will shift as I become pregnant, possibly move overseas, enter into new seasons, but until then I will share yummy recipes and diy crafts.

So with that said, here are some gifts Michael and I created for Christmas:
1. A laptop case for Timothy, made out of a cool plaid skirt, some grey felt, and quilt batting.
I even added a pocket in the front for the charger. I really liked how it turned out!
2. Michael made a box for Evan's art supplies.
It has a little drawer in the top for brushes. 
Here they are at Christmas, Evan with his box and Michael with his sweet wine rack that Evan made. I love handy/crafty/creative men! (Oh and their new pj pants) 
3. I made a pen and ink piece of art for Sami and Jonathan. Michael created this beautiful frame.
The verse in the middle says:
"By wisdom a house is built,
and through understanding
it is established;
through knowledge its rooms are filled
with rare and beautiful treasures"
-Proverbs 24:3-4
I love lots of details and lines! I am really happy with it. 
4. I made a quilted picture book for my nephew Liam. 
The cover says "Who loves Liam?" and then I added 8 pages that say "Mommy loves Liam", "Aunt Merrill loves Liam", "Abi loves Liam", etc. 
I was going to create a diy blog with instructions on how to make it, but I decided there is no reason to reinvent the wheel. Here is Susan Weinroth's blog. She has great instructions. Her blog is actually the blog I stumbled across that led me to start quilting 2 years ago. 
What new crafty creations have you made recently? 

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