Things have definitely been busy around here! Can anyone say "Christmas Crunch"? Every year, I tell myself that I'll do more in advance of Christmas, so I'm not making things at the last minute. And every year, I don't follow my own advice! Oh well.
Right now, I'm working on these mug rugs for Kendall's teachers. My daughter loves her teachers, so I wanted to make them something special. I thought it would be cool to incorporate an apple into something quilty, so when I saw Charise's paper pieced apples, I knew I had to incorporate those into mug rugs! A while back, I bought some of this Dick and Jane fabric, but didn't really know what to use it for. What better way than to use it for teacher's gifts? I used some Punctuation for the back - again, what better use? I just have to put the bindings on, and I'm done with these!
As far as other WiPs go, I need to make a pillow for my nephew, three dolls from the Wee Wonderfuls book (one for my niece, and the other two are for my girls), and a stocking for my little boy.
In recent finishes, I made this lined drawstring laundry bag (using Jeni's pattern) for a custom order. A couple months ago, I participated in a craft fair. I had one of these laundry bags for sale, and someone liked the bag, but she needed one in yellow and gray fabric. So she contacted me after the fair, and we talked about fabric choices. Here's the finished product (which I love, by the way). I used fabrics from Simpatico and Bliss.
In other news, our family is sick, yet again! Two weeks ago, Tucker and I went to California for a little visit, and I think he picked something up there or from the plane, and brought it home. My middle one, Cami, has it the worst. She's so pitiful, but looks so cute and cozy cuddled up under the Christmas quilt I made last year.
And Tucker is busy tearing up all the Christmas decorations. His favorite thing to do is take apart the train tracks.
Kendall will be 5 (how is that even possible?) on Christmas Day, so we're busy planning her party.
That's it for me! Check out more WiPs over at Freshly Pieced!