Friday, December 3, 2010

Big Day at the Post Office

Three hand made gifts went in the mail today, with plenty of time for regular postage to get them to their new homes in time for Christmas. Phew.

Nannette's "house" themed mini is on it's way. I cannot wait to show you the whole sweet thing. Very hard to part with that one.

The first tree skirt I made ages ago (the white one) is winging it's way clear across the country to my sister and her family.

The second tree skirt I made (starry night version) was completed last night when I sewed the beautiful handmade ceramic buttons on. You've seen it before in it's pre-quilted state. Here's the finished version.

starry night treeskirt complete
O Joyful Tree Skirt pattern by mamacjt

This time I did some simple garland quilting in the trees with a shiny rayon thread by Aurofil.

starry night tree skirt tree quilting

This one is headed state-side to my brother's family in Michigan. I made sure that they liked them before sending - one can't impose Christmas decorating willynilly upon family members, now can they?
Luckily, my family is very appreciative of my handmade efforts, and thank goodness, because I LOVE sharing my handmade work with them!

Blogland is flush with fabulous handcrafted gift ideas at the moment. Every time I scroll through my reader I get another idea. It is a shock that I've only got 21 days left to work with. Yikes. I'm afraid there won't be too much more I can show you due to lurking gift recipients. January will be a flood of post-Christmas gift posts!

What are you making?

13 comments:

Di~ said...

I LOVE both tree skirts! Nice job.

Michele Pacey said...

lovely tree skirt Krista! i'm still waiting on that mini and trying to be patient... sigh...

carol said...

I'm making a mess as per usual! I need to clean up this disaster and get my house in order! I'm having the family here for Christmas and I haven't even bought a thing yet. Love your tree skirts!! Where's yours?

Laurence said...

Very beautiful !

nicolette said...

Fantabulous tree skirt!

All those inspiring posts, I could make Christmas presents all year long!

Катаринка said...

Очень,очень,очень красиво ! Волшебно!

Jackie said...

This tree skirt is just gorgeous!! They are going to be so happy to receive it and it will look fabulous under their tree, I am sure!

Amy said...

Gorgeous!!!Happy Holidays to you,Amy

Bobbi said...

WOW...i LOVE that treeskirt!!! youve inspired me to make my family ones for next christmas. it could be a project i work on here and there all year. but what a great gift.

Dianne said...

Your family is so lucky to have you!!! Saw Paula's finished tree skirt today and am inspired to give up my "white sheet" tree skirt in favour of one of these superbly styled ones!

Cara said...

This tree skirt is so clever!

Riel said...

That is a lovely tree skirt! So bright! I completely understand about blog lurking gift recipients. My parents and my husband check my blog every day so their things are secrets til after Xmas. Great looking cake too!

Rosângela Oliveira said...

Linda...