Well, my posts have been few and far between lately since I don't have a functional camera. My husband is being cruel and making me wait until my birthday to actually get it. Oh well.
I have been very busy in the Christmas department though. I have been making many, many throw pillow covers, because yes, I am obsessed with them. I have made ornaments for my tree and I have been making gifts galore.
Here are some of the tutorials/patterns that I have been working from to get you inspired.
First, if you haven't made a Circle Skirt yet, you MUST. It is so easy and so flattering. The only drawback...it does take quite a bit of fabric for an adult skirt. The circle skirt tutorial is from MADE. I have made gifts, two for Layla, and one for myself.
A friend of mine shared this pattern from Spool for a bird mobile a few months ago. When I saw it, my husband said that those would make great Christmas ornaments...and boy was he right. I enlarged the pattern so that the birds are about 10" long when finished. I can't wait to show them to you.
And finally, this tutorial for a ruched throw pillow from Delia Creates is just terribly cute. I had to make one. It turned out great. The best part, I made a white one, just like the onle featured and not only will it go with my Christmas decor, but everything else too!
Jeremy's staff is always a hard one for me... I never know what to do. This year, I am already done. I can't believe it. I made them all those rice warmer bags (with lavender oil) - you know, the ones you pop in the microwave and put on sore muscles. Super easy and pretty inexpensive. I am also giving them jars of Homemade Taco Seasoning - I got the recipe from $5 Dinners. I have tried it and it is awesome. The best part - NO sodium! I got these great little jars at Hobby Lobby for $1 each! I will print up a little recipe card and attach it to the jar. A great gift!
I will post pictures of these lovely crafts on or after December 2nd (my birthday - when I am allowed to have my camera). I hope, in the meantime, that these tutorials will inspire your Christmas crafting.