I've been working on Christmas gifts for people pretty non-stop these past couple weeks while Josh is on night float again. I don't think any of the recipients know about the blog, so I'll put up some pictures!
First, I made Josh's grandma a purse like the one I carry from Elizabeth Hartman's Margaret Bag pattern:
Josh said, "It's so awesomely old lady!"
Second, Josh and I made a jewelry box for our older niece:
Josh did most of the work on this one. I stained it, but he added all the fanciness.
Third, I'm making stuffed animals for our baby niece. I've made a bird so far, and I sewed insulated batting into the inside so it crinkles when you squeeze it (babies dig crinkling, don't they?). I'm also going to make her a fish with a rattle inside.
Lastly, I'm making placemats for Josh's mom. Basically, I'm making 6 tiny quilts. I've just got to bind them now and then I'll be done and I'll put up a picture! The quilts for Josh's cousins have been bumped to birthday presents - one in January and one in March. That will be much more doable!