I have been a little bit obsessed with machine applique since I made JJ’s first birthday bib…
Unfort, I think I need a different sewing machine foot to be able to get around curves nicely. But I am trying to make due with the foot I have…
So here is what I have been up to once Baby J goes to bed:
Personalized bib and burp set for a business school friend – love that I get to use some pink fabric!
Holiday Candy Cookie mix jars for play group mamas, neighbors and friends. This is just a small sampling of all the jars I made! They weren’t hard to make, but did take some time. I kept running out of ingredients – first brown sugar and salt, and then oats! And I had to wait in line for over 30 minutes to get my labels laser printed. Many thanks to Skip to My Lou for the idea and recipe! I designed my own labels, but the ones on her blog are really cute too!
So in my mind these ornaments were cuter than how they came out. I also made one with pink plaid for Yarbs and her hubby. As you can see, I didn’t even attempt to machine applique the ‘B’ – way too many curves. Next time I think they will need to be square or rectangular.
A holiday-ish bib for Baby J! and I used a ‘J’ that did not have any curves, much easier for me to machine applique. Boom commented that Baby J has a lot of bibs, which I guess he does, but he needs them! and this one is his personalized holiday bib. But not too literal, as I didn’t want it to be just red and green. I should have skipped the white rick rack around the edges, since you can barely see it and it added a bunch of time that I would have rather saved.
This year, just like all the others past, I have told myself (and Yarbs) that next year I will start on my Christmas crafts early. That I will craft throughout the year in preparation for Christmas, as I have many projects in mind that I would like to do. But, Yarbs reminded me that I will have another little one in tow come March, so maybe I won’t be crafting all that much… (sigh) she is probably right. But maybe, when both bebes are in bed, I might have enough energy to do a little crafting. I guess we’ll just have to see!