Saturday, February 23, 2013
Simple Sewn Gifts
This is the latest craft book I have bought. It is Simple Sewn Gifts by Helen Philipps. She has a new book out. This isn't her new one which is called Pretty Patchwork Gifts. I am trying to get caught up and will be getting it soon. This book has so many beautiful projects in it. I have quite a few gifts I do need to make people and I plan to make many of the projects in this book. Here are three of my favorite projects.
I have been wanting to make my kids stockings since they were born. I haven't found one that I really felt like I had to make until I saw this one.
This doll quilt will be the first project in the book that I will make. My niece turns two in two months and I think this doll quilt will be perfect. It has little patches of cross-stitch on it. Cross-stitch and I have had a rough start but I think these little patches are so small that it would be a great new starting point. I already have a few yo-yo's made without a purpose and I think this quilt will be perfect.
I have been wanting to make a doll or stuffed animal of some kind for a long time now. It is one of goals for this year to finally make one. I am not sure who I will give this to. Maybe the bunny will be a gift to me. I think he would like to sit in the rocker on my porch.
This is such a lovely book. But I know you can already tell from what I have shown.