Monday, October 26, 2015

Holiday Crafting Plans

So it's getting to be that time again- thinking about Christmas crafts. Actually I was thinking about them in August when I bought a pillow pattern from Craftsy and got started cutting. Now it's the end of October and I have to get serious.

This past weekend I bought a copy of Better Homes and Gardens "Christmas Quilts and More," which is always fun. It was nice to see that this year there were no projects I recognized from other issues, as sometimes they do recycle projects from year to year. There is also a nice mix of modern and traditional patterns- a red and white shoofly alongside a modern Christmas tree, for example.

The issue also contains some ornaments, bags and purses and some woolfelt projects like the snowman pillow on the cover and a simple wreath made with felted squares.

My favorite ideas from this issue include the fabric gift tags and the "Happiness is Making Friends" stitchery.

In the mean time though I have a Pinterest board full of Christmas ideas and that pillow to finish! What are your crafting plans for this Christmas season?

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Ditty Bags!

I really love this bandana-style fabric I found last spring and I think it sewed up so cute into this "ditty bag" by I love this pattern for its ease and versatility; you can make so many different-looking bags from this simple pattern. is a great source of easy, fun bag patterns and I definitely recommend you check her out!

If you'd like to buy this, you can find the listing here.