Finally I can show you guys a couple things I made! It sure did seem like a lot more while I was actually sewing....
First up, a couple of Reading pillows for my nieces. These are huge pillows, 18" square, with a pocket on the front to tuck your book into and a handle for carrying. I suspect I'll be making three more for my own kids.
I didn't have another pillow form on this one, so it didn't get a formal photo shoot, dang it.
Then for my sister-in-law, this gorgeous pillow, if I do say so myself:
And another for my BFF:
Which is a lot squarer than it looks, but since most of my photo shoots turn out like this, you're lucky to see it at all:
For our other niece, I made another one of the plaid purses:
Totally crappy picture there, but at this point I was lucky to take one at all.
Then for the grandparents, I made photo canvases, using the tutorial found here:
Sorry, I failed to take a picture of them completely dry. They turned out GREAT. Unlike the tutorial, I added another layer of mod podge on top at the end.
We also made salt dough ornaments, but the only picture I took was this one, with Pajama Boy, Spiderman, and the Pantsless Wonder:
They turned out about as well as you'd expect with that crew.
And for the Pirate's Christmas party, some Brownie Trees:
And last, some Christmas sewing NOT by me- a Christmas dress made by my grandmother, at least 30 years ago:
Really, I should try to take a nice formal picture of that one, but who are we kidding?