What, it’s still January…I’m sure there are a few Christmas trees still up somewhere.
Chez Harper, it was a homemade holiday. First up, little messenger bags for my nieces:
This is the Child’s Messenger Bag from One Yard Wonders. I think this pattern is meant for larger children than my nieces:
Because I picked plain denim, I thought the flap needed some embellishment. I traced the pocket off of a pair of my jeans, using press-and-seal kitchen wrap:
Up next on the sewing table was this purse, the Buttercup Bag, for a fellow-green-loving friend:
There’s always a panic after I attach the lining and have to turn everything right-side-out, when I’m sure I’ve done something wrong:
Also under the tree was this silk scarf for another friend:
I didn’t do a true rolled hem on this, but a combination of machine and hand stitches:
Three years after crocheting some snowflakes for coworkers, I finally got around to starching them:
Of course I mean that I starched the snowflakes, not the coworkers. Although the process went a fair way towards starching ME; cooked cornstarch is insidiously slimy, and it was EVERYWHERE.