Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Last Christmas gift all sewed

I took a class on making casserole covers and napkins at my LQS. They did a series of classes of quick holiday gift projects and I hope they do it again next year. It was fun.

I decided to give a few of the casserole covers as gifts this year. One is for my aunt who always hosts us for Christmas (navy), one is for my mom (blue floral), and one is for my SIL (brick red). I think I'll make a few more and give them to some of my friends too, but after the holidays. The second blue floral is for one of them.

They lay almost flat to store. To use, you put your dish inside, bring up the two sides with the rings, thread the handle through both rings, and cinch it up. I like that it is flexible to hold different shapes of bowls and trays. As long as it is round or square, it should fit. They're lined with InsulBrite to keep the heat or cold in. We do a lot of dinners with friends so I know it will come in handy. Now I just need to make myself one.

I Elfed my table

I love this little elf. He's so cute. I don't have a lot of "cute" stuff in my house, but I couldn't resist him last year. Of course, this little table runner I whipped up over Thanksgiving break doesn't hurt. I made it from a Pieced Tree pattern called Two by Fours. The fabric is various charm squares from Moda lines by Sandy Gervais called Holly Jolly and Merry and Bright. I mixed in a few other things from my stash too. I used up almost all my scraps of that aqua color which feels good!

I also souped up a cheap wreath with new accent greenery. It looks so much better.

Merry Christmas!