I was amazed to find a few more hours before the holidays to squeeze in a couple more presents. Pure fun for me.
I finally got around to framing the cross stitch (above) that I completed for a special little baby boy and sent it out to him in the mail. In case you can't tell, I am a big fan of Alicia Paulson's work.
The next gift was a second taggie blanket for special friends that just welcomed their second baby girl. I made two for their first daughter (she needed a second one because she loved through the first!) and I really wanted to send out another for their new addition. These owls are too cute and paired with a bumpy purple minky should be fun for the baby to explore. I sent the blanket along with a crocheted turquoise crown - I called it the 'big sister crown' - made by a friend for the older daughter.
The last few presents came from a burst of sewing for my own three oldest daughters. They all learned to knit in the week before Christmas so I sewed them each a knitting project bag and filled it with a skein of yarn and some needles. They love then and I love seeing the bags and their knitting float around the house: the couch, the bed, the dining room table and their locker. I first made the fox bag below to match the needle case for my niece.
Then I made three more. I am really happy with the construction of these bags. My serger makes such a professional finish and the satin cording for the drawstrings work perfectly. I modeled these bags on the small della Q bag that I have for myself and they turned out great - perfectly sized and perfectly useful (I did skip the interior pocket this time around).