Friday, December 01, 2006

stocking garland

Advent Christmas Stocking Garland. 25 miniature, flannel stockings "hung by the chimney with care," each with a candy-cane striped ribbon for hanging. Strung on natural-color cotton cording. Each stocking will be stuffed with "advent-type" activities, candies, small toys, etc.

autumn bag

A bag sewn from 1 1/2 fat quarters and leftover brown corduroy. Used Amy Butler's In Town pattern. Closes with a brown, vintage button. Has small matching inner pocket. (Interfaced the outer fabric and pocket.)

a Christmas tote

A Christmas tote. Simple tote pattern, lined in white muslin, with matching inner pocket. I bought the Christmas fabric over the summer for about $1 a yard.

baby shoes

Little cloth baby shoes from this free pattern. They are lined with soft, baby-blue flannel. The pattern calls for bonded fleece/suede. I bought some, but it was funky red with black paisley. I couldn't find any fabric to 'match' it from my stash, so I used the polka dots for the bottom and the flannel for the sole lining. Embellished with a baby blue button. (Uses very little fabric.)

Note: If not using the bonded fleece, put sole and sole lining wrong sides together. When pinning (and sewing) the sole lining will be down and the "outer" sole will be face up (right side up). And I used interfacing on all pieces.

baby things

Two sets of flannel/chenille bibs and burpcloths. The zebras for my cousin's new baby (with a personalized, flannel receiving blanket) and the cowboys for my new baby. The bibs are from Simplicity 5374. It was in the package with the dress pattern I made for Spenser last year. Fastened with a snap.