Just in Case


Just in case you've been wondering what's been keeping me so busy lately, I thought I'd show some pictures of our Camp Fire Elves Holiday Craft Workshop goodies.  I've been working like a crazy woman to get my share done before our trip.  It's been lots of fun to try new projects and see what I like to make.  I discovered that I really hate turning (as in sew and turn), but I do like the finished products. 

This isn't everything, but it's a good sampling.  The kids have made some of the items in the photos, but they've made lots of other things too that I don't have photos of yet.  I'll post photos of the actual sale so you can see more.  You'll notice a lot of batiks here.  I have a big batik stash, but don't really feel like making batik quilts right now.  Luckily, it's beautiful stuff!  The sale will be the two days after Thanksgiving. 

I've included info on where I got tutorials.  I don't have time to make the links right now, but if you can't find it with an online search just leave a comment and I'll try to get that info posted after I get back.  Oh, and that photo above, just a hint to where we'll be for the next two weeks!


These are lavender sachets made with my own homegrown lavender and flax seed.


Composition notebook covers.  I really like these which are modeled after the one that Chloe made herself last year.


That's a pocket on the front.


Checkbook covers made from an online tutorial from Crazy Mom Quilts.


Tissue covers also made from an online tutorial.  These are so easy peasy that I should have made more.


Crayon rolls made with a tutorial from Skip to My Lou.



Potholders galore made from scraps.


These were made by the kids and I completed them.


Stockings, some by me and some by the kids.  These will be stuffed with homemade dog treats. 


Zipper pouches, two ways.  These are really fun and easy when you get the hang of them.   I used an online tutorial at Twelve22 for the one on the left.  I think I like that method better.  I would like to make more so have bought a bunch of different colors of zippers (half off for Veteran's Day).   I would have made more for the sale, but ran out of time. 


Soft trees from the original Little Birds tutorial.  The pattern is sized a bit bigger here.  I love these so much!  We actually made a whole lot more of them, but I didn't get a photo yet.


Christmas ornaments- quick and easy.   These have batting leftovers and are turned and have a little top stitching or machine quilting.  This is a great use for all those narrow bits of batting you get after making a quilt.


Coasters and bookmarks designed by the kids.  I machine quilted, added a backing and did the zig zag around.  These are made just like the fabric postcards.


Last, but not least, these are Chloe's ornaments.  I just adore her owls.  I think at least one of these will be coming home with me!