My last post of 2011! I can’t believe a whole year has passed, but I have to admit I’m not terribly sad to see it go. It did end on a good note, though, and I hope that my current productivity level proves indicative of what’s to come next year. During the month of December, I was a crafting MACHINE! I finally had the time to finish up some projects that were started in September and October, as well as make a host of home-made Christmas gifts. I started by finishing little W’s intended Halloween costume…a little late, but I say every day is a good day to dress like a gnome!
I finished baby Mallory’s quilt. It was my first time using a rotary cutter and I rather enjoyed the whole experience. Perhaps I’ll become a quilter and continue the family tradition.
Next came the Christmas gifts, and I started by making a throw pillow out of a discarded curtain panel. Richie and I liked it so much, I decided to make one for our house, too ;)
I used some vintage 1970’s trim that I had been toting around for, literally, 10 years. I think it fits perfectly with the fabric! One of my new year’s resolutions is to actually use up all the fabric and trim that has filled our entire guest bedroom closet.
I also decided to try my hand at making infinity scarves (9 total), and I’m very happy with the result. I liked them so much that I made a few for myself as well.
And then I made some craft brooches for the crafty ladies in my family. (And, of course, I made an extra one for me, too!)
Finally, I wanted to make some foodie gifts and I decided on Outlander Kitchen (via her Island Vittles blog)’s infused Pear Brandy (go check it out!). It was fun to make and a huge hit with my friends. I can’t wait to try her Rhubarb Gin when the weather warms up! We also experimented with some blueberry and blackberry infused Jack Daniel’s.
The Jack-soaked berries were way too strong for our tastes, so we gave them all to Rachel. Come to think of it, I haven’t heard from her since! I’ll drop her a line later to check in ;)
Here’s wishing you all a very safe and Happy New Year!! Best wishes for 2012!! See ya next year ;)