Tuesday, December 15, 2009

DIY Christmas

Get excited, Family! It's all about the DIY Christmas gifts!
Last night I finished up a baby quilt for a friend due in January. She is having a boy! I have to make another one for a GF due in April, but her shower wont be until Feb so i have time. And i just found out another GF is due in August!! it's a very exciting time and i am going to try to make some other baby items like wash clothes and burp cloths! neither one of them are going to find out what they are having so i am brainstorming ideas for cute gender-neutral fabric. i just dont like the green and yellow!

i would add a few other things that i recently made, but my mother was looking at the blog and i dont want to spoil anything!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Hostess Apron

This was my first Thanksgiving as a married woman and my first holiday that i didnt spend with my family! it was very bittersweet and i called my parents numerous times throughout the day. my in-laws came up for the long weekend and we cooked dinner at our place. it was a lot of fun and a lot of work all for about 15 min of stuffing your face!!

every year that my mother hosted thanksgiving, she would have a craft for the ladies to do. sometimes, even the men got involved. well i didnt want to force "DIY projects" on my in-laws so i took the task into my own hands! i made hostess aprons for myself, my SIL and my MIL. my MIL loves syracuse so she obviously get orange and blue and my SIL love lilacs and the color purple. mine was made with left over fabric, but it happened to be pink so it was perfect!

here is the tutorial i followed. they took about 20-30 min each!