Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Christmas Projects

Just like lots of you, I’m working on Christmas gifts. Clutches from Amy Karol's Bend-the-Rules Sewing: The Essential Guide to a Whole New Way to Seware some of the gift projects on my list.

The fabrics for this bag are of Australian design. The exterior fabric was designed by Audrey Napanangka for M&S Textiles. The lining is called Wanakiji by Netta Williams for the same textile company. I made the covered button using a bit of the lining fabric.

The clutch project from Amy's book has been a lifesaver this year in terms of easy, inexpensive, but cute gifts I can make.

Works in Progress

Although I have family visiting here from N.C. and Hawaii, I do get a bit of quiet time here and there to work on my Christmas projects. Here is a short list of what I’m working on this week:

  • Two more Bend the Rules clutches
  • Deck the Halls Ornament Swap project
  • Three puppet theatres
  • Operation Christmas Child


Unknown said...

Your clutch looks great! I really should try to make one of those. And I'm SO excited that you're making a puppet theater! They really are the cutest things, and I hope you post a photo of them!

Pat said...

Those club covers are the cutest! The clutches are nice too.

Storybook Woods said...

You go girl xoxoxo Clarice

Yummers! said...

Ooooo... my eyes bugged out at the mention of Puppet Theaters. That sounds so interesting. I collected puppets for years... even belonged to our state's Puppetry Guild. I'd loooove to see a photo of one of your theaters. Do you have grandchildren?

a pink-bee said...

When do you sleep ? :)
What wonderful projects - you have such a eye for fabric !:).
I still have alot to get done for Christmas !
crystal xo

Alice Regan said...

I would say you are one busy lady! My 'to do' list never seems to go down. Maybe it's cause I'm always adding to it. I love the clutch and it's beautiful pattern. Isn't that just the greatest book?

African Kelli said...

Wow. Junie! Where did you find those lovely fabrics? Gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

STOP STOP STOP!!! You are just too organised for us.
What a beautiful clutch and Aussie fabric. I must have a go at these, they sound easy and fun.
Love your covered button too.

Lilli in Vancouver said...

Oooh, the puppet theaters sound intriguing! :)

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Easy, inexpensive, and cute--sounds perfect!! The bag is really cute, but then all the things you make are :-)
Smiles, Karen