Thursday, December 17, 2015

Last of the Christmas Projects

I've been busy as a bee and have several Christmas projects I've wrapped up.


First up are our new stockings. The burlap ones are at the farm where they belong so I needed some for the city house. I had some slightly sparkly material in off white and apple green - just enough for two stockings of each color. After sewing them up, I decided they needed something more. hm...

After much searching, I found some dinner napkins with a red embroidered snowflake. Perfect. They got cut to size and sewn on. Lastly, I added a glittered initial.

Love them!

At the same sale, I found some kitchen towels with the sweetest bicycle design. I grabbed two along with two plaid dinner napkins and tada! New pillow covers!



Paired with a red velvet pillow, they are so cute.

I'm also finishing up some wood ornaments:
One for my MIL (I make her one every year)

One for an ornament exchange - the theme this year was stars

One for a friend who recently lost her dad. He collected owls so I made her this one

One for Vicky over at Life on Willie Mae Lane as a thank you for hosting her Annual Ornament Exchange (read about it here). I'm late sending it to her - it's on its way, Vicky!

And one for a sweet friend from church who's moving away:

I also painted this cute painting. "Making Friends" acrylic 8x10"

I still have a couple of things to finish
Need to paint this - got it in Canton

I was very excited to find this online...I've already spray-painted it silver
and need to add snow to the branches plus lights

not to mention a sign to paint and wrapping the other reindeer, etc. but I need to make cookies and other baking so for now I'm done.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have a mess to clean up!



9 comments:

  1. LOVE those bike pillows! Where did you find the adorable towels to make those? Your last projects are awesome! Hugs, Cecilia

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    1. They are from Stein Mart. I fell in love with them and knew they'd make the cutest pillows.
      Thanks, Cecilia.

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  2. Hi Cecelia! You have been busy my friend. Your gifts are so cute and I love the adorable bike pillows and stockings. Jane

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  3. My mess is bigger than your mess, naner, naner, nanerrrrrrrrr.....;).

    Your pillows are so cute!

    (looks like you have a new background? Very nice!)

    xxx

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  4. Oh my goodness Cecilia! You didn't have to make me an ornament! I must say it is adorable though and I can't wait to see it! You are too sweet! I am in love with your stockings and those bicycle dish towels turned pillow covers are so pretty!!! All the ornaments are just precious and I know each recipient will be thrilled to get theirs. I know I will be. Have a wonderful weekend my friend! Hugs, Vicky

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  5. Hi Cecilia,
    I loved seeing the photo of 'your mess'...ah ha ha...that is just how my table looked before we left for the holidays...and my counter...and the table in the craft room... ;)
    Everything you have made is just so amazing! The bicycle towels pillows are my favorite! Cute!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Hugs, Kimberley

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    1. Haha, I didn't show the mess on the table to the left or the sewing table or the piles of stuff on the floor. It's a disaster zone.
      I have a friend who is threatening to steal those pillows! I think they are my favorite too.
      Hugs,
      Cecilia

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  6. Your stockings and pillows came out so beautifully, Cecilia--that bicycle graphic is really awesome. I'm working on finishing up all of my projects, too...

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    1. Thanks, Diana! I really like how they turned out!
      We are down to the wire! Crazy how fast these weeks have gone.

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