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Christmas gifts, ornaments, decorations?

MaryinColorado | Posted in Creative Machine on

What are you making for the holidays?


  1. starzoe | | #1

    There are some free sweet tiny sweater patterns for the Christmas tree on the Berocco site. I may use up some leftover sock yarn to knit some up and send instead of Christmas cards to a few special people. I gave up actually sending cards a decade ago.

    1. fabricholic | | #2

      I have seen those. They are so cute. Do you put them on little hanger shaped hangers? That sounds dumb but, you know what I mean.

      1. starzoe | | #3

        I don't put them on hangers. Depending on how they are made, a little cut-off wooden skewer with a gold ribbon will keep them on the tree.

    2. stillsuesew | | #4

      Little clothes pins on a string would hold them also.

      1. starzoe | | #5

        That would be a grand idea. Now I want to knit some - but have to finish my cabled coat first.

    3. MaryinColorado | | #7

      The little handknit sweaters sound adorable!  Mary

  2. Ceeayche | | #6

    1. Decorated glass ornaments for my friends.

    2. Table runners for dining room table and pass through.

    3. Tree skirt.

    4. Gift for my sister.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #8

      What do you use to decorate the glass ornaments? 

      1. Ceeayche | | #12

        Acryllic Paint, lace, glitter, silk flowers, pearls, rhinestones, tassels and feathers. 

        Thinking this year of doing poly clay figurines too.... but not sure.

        1. MaryinColorado | | #15

          oooooh, lots of goodies to "play" with and create beautiful things!  How will you make the polyclay figurines?  I have some of the clay, but haven't worked with it in a very very long time.  Would love some ideas~

          1. decoratrice | | #19

            Re what to do with polyclay--go to Donna Kato's web site and check out the links and you'll soon have more ideas than you ever thought possible.  Polyclay is great for button covers-remember them?  I also like to make pendants, pins, and earrings to complement my sewing creations.  The stuff will keep for years if stored properly--you may not need to buy anything to get started.  Good luck!

  3. regatta | | #9

    Two UFO's - a Christmas wall quilt and a finish a wall runner?

    Make myself a top for Christmas day. That is ambitious enough for me.



  4. gailete | | #10

    I just finished a summer dress! It can't be time to sew for Christmas yet!!! Good thing I have a short list. I do have to finish a quilt for my BIL before I do anything else though. It isn't necessarily a birthday or Christmas present, more of a just because we love you gift.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #13

      The "just because we love you" gifts are the best kind of all!!!

  5. Gloriasews | | #11

    I'll be making crocheted slippers, a table runner with placemats & napkins (that I unfortunately didn't finish for last Christmas), a man's shirt, a wallhanging, & possibly some potholders that I started 3 summers ago & forgot about :(. 


    1. MaryinColorado | | #14

      I have several of those projects that I set aside to do "later".  I recently put them in a big plastic bin near my serger....I think instead of helping me to get "a round tuit", it backfired on me.  Now I can go to my fabric stash cabinet without seeing them and feeling the pull to finish them before I start something new.  Oh dear!  he he

      1. Gloriasews | | #16

        That's exactly the problem I have, Mary!  It's amazing how we don't see these waiting projects when we have a new project in mind.  Could it be that we subconsciously don't want to finish them?  Usually, though, the waiting projects are not that time-consuming to finish, because much of the work is already done.  I keep telling myself that I must stay focused. :)  Nose to the grindstone will bring terrific results  & a huge relief from the guilt!


        1. MaryinColorado | | #17

          Ok, so it's either a problem with my nose or the absent grindstone?  giggle  love it

          1. Gloriasews | | #18

            Hahaha!  Love your sense of humour, Mary.

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