Okay, I didn't finish all my Christmas goodies. *sigh* I would still like to finish them soon, but we'll see if I can manage that.
I have been sewing - but it's been totes that I've been making. My middle child's best friend had a birthday right before Christmas. Since I love that girl, I asked my middle child if I could make her friend a tote. Well, my middle child didn't really care. Which was PERFECT for me. That meant that I could do whatever I wanted for a tote. This is what I came up with.
This is the front and is the best picture as far as color goes. I finished this at night, and we had to give it to her that night, so I didn't get great pictures of it.
This is the back.
I loved this fabric, and really loved this tote.
My youngest wanted me to make a tote for her best friend. This is harder, because she has in mind what she wants and I don't get free creative license. I would have done something completely different for this girl, but this is what my daughter wanted me to do.
This is the front, and this is a pocket. I did some free motion quilting around the bamboo - but I'm not sure if you can see that.
An inside hidden pocket.
Another inside pocket.
Her friend liked it, and is using it! So, I guess it was a success.
I also made this little purse for a Christmas gift exchange for my youngest.
I thought this came out really cute! I hope the girl that got it uses it.
We had a wonderful Christmas, and New Year's. I got a new camera from a very generous Santa - so I'm hoping to have better pictures of my things!
Although I didn't really make any resolutions, I hope to get some UFO's finished this year, and get on the treadmill more often. And posting a bit more often on here would be a great goal, too. I look forward to seeing and being inspired by everything all you creative bloggers come up with this year. I also appreciate all of the comments that you leave for me. As you all know (from your own blogs), it really makes my day!
Knitting update: I almost finished a sock - I didn't get the very end of the toe done because the sock just did not make me happy. I have a couple of scarves started - but they really aren't floating my boat either, so I'm not working very hard on them. I AM going to take a knitting class - it's a class for a top down sweater. I'm really looking forward to that. Hopefully, if I can learn to do a bit more intricate designs, I'll actually finish something. I really need a nice pair of warm socks.