Saturday, December 18, 2010

Home Made Christmas: Part One

I tried my best this year to make as many homemade gifts as possible. Here are a couple of them:

A car cozy for my godson:

I used this tutorial with a few simple changes. I put an "S" for his name on the outside, and instead of ties, I added small tag and velcro for the closure. I also used a scrap of fusible fleece and quilting weight fabric instead of denim and canvas.

This is a fun, fast project. And judging by how much my own kids played with it before I got it wrapped, it's a hit with kids.

I also made a quick tote bag for my mom. She saw a bag she liked in Patchwork Style by Suzuko Koseki and this is my interpretation of it. (I'd already returned the book to the library...)
 I love the combination of grey, black, white and aqua. Okay, I love anything with aqua in it!

I have a few other things to show you over the next couple of days. Enjoy the holiday season.


Poppyprint said...

Fabulous gifts! I've never seen a car cozy and it's a brilliant idea! Saves the paint jobs from chipping in the bottom of a canvas bag or tupperware box. The bag you made your mom is gorgeous and all I can think is 'wow, they have a Koseki book in their library?! Lucky!

Sara @ Sew Sweetness said...

What a great idea for that car cozy!!

Jackie's Stitches said...

Love them both! I especially love the gray in the tote. Gray is really a great neutral and it makes the blue just pop.

Christin said...

I like the velco on the car cozy. If you were ever feeling ambitious you could make more streets that velcroed together.