My holiday crafting felt particularly harried this year. I was out of town December 8-12, frantically threw together a Hannukah party for the 15th, and my kids’ last day of school was the 18th. Plus, I didn’t travel to Chicago for the first time, which meant I had to mail all of the gifts ahead of time – no frantic Christmas Eve binding!
(Let’s just ignore the fact that I should have started making stuff way ahead of time, shall we?)
Anyways, a couple of ideas got scrapped (no matching jammies for my kids and their cousins), but here’s what I did make:
A giant (24×100″) voile scarf/wrap for my sister-in-law. She is traveling to India next month and mentioned wanting a big scarf that she could use to cover her head when necessary, and I thought voile would be perfect. I made it a single layer because I wanted it to stay really lightweight, but that meant a whole lot of hemming – not typically my strong suit. But with tons of ironing, I accomplished my first mitered hem corners. I also did my first French seam, since the single-layer meant the seam would stay exposed.
And now, back to my ever-expanding to-do list. So many projects, so little time!