Saturday, November 29, 2008

the lengthy to do list of an ambitious crafter...

now that thanksgiving has come and gone i am starting to realize just how little time i have left until christmas. i am very much a handmade gift giver and i have so many things to complete for the holiday.

the first thing on my list is this colorful pile of stockings~ i sewed them last year, each of them is made from a thrifted and felted wool sweater. they simply need linings and a little loop to hang from. no problem, that will only take an hour or so.

then there is this bunch of cotton flannel purchased at jo anns black friday sale~ i am head over heels In LoVe with those owl prints! cozy jammies are planned. that blue flannel with the cresent moons is the only print that would not have come home with me if esme' had not been there. she insisted. so we bought 2 yards. she wants it to be a pillow case with pj pants to match. i told her i would put them on my to do list.


i also bought the latest copy of sew simple magazine while at jo anns. i found the pattern for this little guy within it's pages. add him to the list.


i am organizing another handmade toy swap with all my crafty and uber talented girlfriends! last year we swapped some wonderful toys and this year promises to be just as FUN! photos of toys that i made and toys i received to come...

and, in additon to handmade gifts for my family and friends i am also participating in the big Sew, Mama, Sew giveaway day, December 3rd. be sure to come visit me, i will have something LoVeLy for you!!

yours in handmaking holiday goodness,

erika

6 comments:

kraftykash said...

I would love to be part of the toy swap. Is that possible??

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Awww I love that little owl. I might have to go find the magazine for just that reason. Cuuuuuute! Keep sharing. I love to see what you're working on.

erika~ the inspired mama said...

thank you kelli :) we are having fun creating another handmade holiday, but it sure is a lot of work!

kraftykash, it is actually a local swap that is being sorted wednesday... the day after tomorrow! but i love the idea of a crafty-blogging-mommy toy swap in the future!! that would be so fun! thank you for the wonderful idea :)

xo,
erika~ the inspired mama

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I'll have to check it out! And I love the stockings!

Steph

B said...

what magazine did you get with the owl pattern in it? I'd love to pick one up so I can make some. My grandmother was into owls and recetly died, I'd love to make something to remind me of her! I know it's asking a lot, but could you email me with the magazine name?

simply.b.simply.me @ gmail.com

Thanks!

holly p said...

I just bought that magazine this past weekend for the same reason! That owl is so cute.