Monday, December 5, 2011

Packing material

I've been sewing in bits and pieces - sometimes even for a few hours straight, but somehow it doesn't amount to much for show and tell.  Five pairs of boxer shorts for my son - didn't take pictures.  Do I really need to show my son's underwear to the world?  Then my daughter requested that I send her Christmas tree ornaments.  Packing them was going to be a challenge.  Those that are most breakable I decided not to send.  There was still quite a boxful.  To line the box, I decided to make something useful.  Hot pads.  (Trivets? - or are they only called that when they're made of a hard material?)  I "discovered some bits in my box of Christmas fabrics and stitched these up.
Even at age 24, my daughter still likes "cute".
I do think that these pieces have been in the box for some time.  When were these Daisy Kingdom prints popular?  Decades ago, as I recall.

In the works - a raincoat that will likely not see the outside world till spring, But I really need to finish it and get it out of the sewing room, so that I can continue with other projects with a clear conscience.


  1. I have a lot of this sort of sewing to do myself. It won't get done though, I broke a needle and now the bobbin case is rattling. I think it might be a sign that it is time to put the machine aside and get going on other Xmas preparations!
    I am interested to see your raincoat.

  2. Very cute, and useful too!
    I can't wait to see your raincoat either.

  3. You have been productive. I remember those Daisy Kingdom panels being around when my sons were little, so that would have to be 15-18 or so years ago.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the raincoat.

  4. Lovely items and also looking forward to your rain coat.