Where is time going? We've already passed mid January. Yikees!
I have been productive, I am happy to announce that I have finished my Christmas gifts for 2015.
They are now in the hands of my very patient friend. This was the first item to be crossed off my
Q1 - FAL list.
BA is the recipient of just about every Christmas thing I have ever attempted to make. Going to her house at Christmas is like going to a "crafts my Selina show". Room after room. We have been crafting friends for upwards of 40 years. Sharing gifts, ideas and challenges the entire time.
So for this Christmas I decided I needed to do something for spring instead of winter. When we were together in the fall she mentioned that she liked to use placemats. I have made her Christmas ones in the past. Spring sounded like a great idea.
As I was finishing them up I came across this tutorial by Julie Hirt for making rope baskets. Great tutorial and so easy to do. The fabric scraps in the basket and coasters are from the placemats. A great addition to the package. ( she called to thank me and to have me send her the tutorial info )
For Christmas I participated in another postcard swap. This lovely tree was made for me by Eglea Senna . It came to me in Florida from Brazil. I love it.
The winter bunnies were done by me based on a pattern by Michelle over at The Raspberry Rabbits. They made their way to Brazil and I believe they had a very Merry Christmas there.
My sister saw the basket and coasters that I made for BA and she wanted a set. Of course she wanted them to match her placemats. The ones I made last year. Good thing I am a scrap hoarder.
The basket is about 14 inches across and 4 inches high.
The coasters are about 4 inches across.
It's a good thing that they are addictive to make because we had company for dinner on Sunday who saw them and wanted a set. She went to my stash to pick out her colors.
And I have been able to keep up with the 365 project in spite of the temptation of the baskets and coasters.