Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

some handmade holiday gifts

grocery totes
a yoga mat tote bag,
made with fabric purchased at nido .
lined with an old marimekko  bed sheet
(many thanks to stew and dawn, my greenie repurposers).
i used an extra long zipper.
{and used my own tote as a prototype...
measured and sketched out a pattern from it.}
a set of babushka napkins.

i also made some coffee cup sleeves,
but forgot to take pictures of them
before i sent them off. 
a gingko zippy tote.
and another dala horse zippy tote.
a chunky mohair cowl,
gifted along with a pair of turquoise, 
handknit muttons.

now that they have been opened, 
i am happy to show you some of the fun and simple gifts 
i've been sewing and knitting.

it's been snowing off and on again here on the hill.
:-)
so pretty.

have you recovered from the seasonal festivities?

6 comments:

  1. I'm still celebrating here in California, Karen! 18 family members together!
    Your work is so lovely, simple and pure. I love your sense of design and it seems that everything you make carries a beautiful thoughtfulness. Thanks for sharing.
    xo

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  2. So glad you found me at soulemama. Comments always lead me to such beautiful places. Your sewing is wonderful. The fabrics are so beautiful. I love those guitars! I'll be checking back and checking your archives.

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  3. Again harmony in your work.... LOve that dale horse fabric, where did you find it?????

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  4. both the lovely green gingko leaves and the dala horses are bits of woven ribbon. i got them at a local, independent fabric store. i believe they are manufactured in europe, so you might be able to find them, baukje!

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  5. Beautiful handmades! That gingko fabric is just lovely. :)

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