With a family of 7 we tend to go through cups like toilet paper. No one remembers where they set their glass down , who the cup actually belongs to, or if some certain 3 year old has backwashed in it!
I knew as soon as I saw this on interest that I’d have to give it a try
Personalized coasters! Except, being me, I wanted to use what I already had around the house. Meet fabric personalized coaster!
I took the tutorial from here. Except I used some old receiving blankets as the middle since i seem to have a plethora of boy colored ones that I have no need for.
I also decided these would be a good project to try some reverse appliqué since I’ve never been brave enough to try it before. I don’t usually freehand my letters but did this time since I was working on a baby’s nap schedule. You can tell! And the D did not pop as much as I would have liked, oh well. They must have been a hit, because I came down this morning to discover them already in use…
Yes, I am still alive. I’ve just been slightly overwhelmed the last few months. But with Christmas, 4 birthdays, a move, and completely sewing my baby that is to be here any time’s bedding behind me now, I may actually have time to update! So, there are many posts that are due, but I will start with some Christmas gifts.
I had a few littles to make some gifts for and what is better than having your name on something. I started with these letters for E.J. and M. The green fabric that you see here is really crappy and I hated it. I wish I had chosen something different. I also wish I had chosen more square corners for my letters because the curves were really hard to do. But all that aside, these letter pillows turned out pretty cute and thankfully their owners aren’t old enough to inspect them too much!I didn’t think Huc would appreciate such a girly present so I went to my favorite standby, printable fabric. I printed his name and motorcycle design on the fabric and then simply added a hot wheels fabric (left over from here). It made for a quick, easy and personalized gift.
And of course, my favorite thing to make, baby blocks for the newest little.
As I’ve stated before, I love small projects and when a friend posted this pattern on my Facebook wall, it was a great project to do in an evening (and then some). Plus it doubled as her Christmas present – bonus!
She’s a great photographer so she sent me her favorite mug wrapped up in the cozy. I had to do some crochet techniques – chaining and such – but it was fun to finally learn how to do that when usually I just avoid patterns that have any crocheting in them.
You kind of have to make the cozy based on your own mug since it’s not quite a one-size-fits-all, but thankfully yarn is stretchy and you can fudge it. It fit her mug well enough and is a great gift idea! Thanks, J, for the idea and photos!
Maybe this isn’t something to toot about, but why not.
My brother loves the chai latte mixes for the Keurig so I thought for Christmas to make him his own mix instead of spending the $4 per cup (or whatever it costs).
I found the recipe here and mixed it up to put in a cute mason jar, which, in my opinion, can be used for practically anything. Made a label and slapped on some wrapping paper: a great gift, easy, and delicious!