I thought about doing a couple of posts with the other things I made for Christmas but I decided to just put it all into one. Then I can get caught up so I can get back to my sewing machine instead of sitting at my computer!
Earlier this week I shared the rollie pollie I made for Peyton, so of course I made something for Carter too. I went with a playmat for all the animals and cars we have. I looked at lots of good examples and then just decided to wing it! I did take the very lazy way out and hot glued everything down rather than sewing it. This was my last sewing project before Christmas and I was getting pretty burned out. I didn't think about how long it takes to design and cut out all the pieces.
I will say it is a bit too old of a toy for Carter, but he'll grow into it and for now Peyton really likes it. I wish I had a picture of her playing with it but, oh well!
I also tackled an apron for my Grandma. She had mentioned when we saw her last summer that she could use a new apron. I looked around for a pattern similar to what she has, that she said she liked, and ended up using this Simplicity pattern #4987. I made her look #3 in a small but had to shorten it up a lot as it was really long and my Grandma is under 5'. I picked out a brown duct cloth fabric for the top and a fun teapot print for the lining. The teapot fabric is Michael Miller and I got it here, I really love this! She liked it but unfortunately I didn't get a picture of her in it. Our big family Christmases always get kinda crazy and it was overlooked.
One last project. I bought my brother and sister in law Starbucks gift cards and to dress up the gift a bit I made coffee cozies for their cups. I used this tutorial. For my SIL I did a scrappy one and added a bit of embroidery to it. I am by no means very good at embroidery, but I love the look it adds to some projects. For my brother's I used some fabric left over from a pillow I made for him this year. He picked the fabric so I assumed he'd like it on his cozy! :) These were fun to make a went really fast.