A Quilted Table Runner
Every year during Advent, I work on Christmas gifts in my spare time. There’s always one project that I do “in bulk” and give to multiple people, be it our kids, my Godchildren, or our children. This year, one of the things I’m making in bulk is quilted table runners. I wanted to do something for our adult friends but wasn’t sure what at first. Then the idea struck me to make table runners and put together a gift basket for making a meal. That way, there was a focus to the gift. At first, I thought about making a table runner to match the homes of the recipients, but…
The Kitchen Counter
Most years, I spend the week before Christmas in a flurry of baking, gift making, and gift wrapping. This year, I spent a few days replacing the kitchen counter around the sink. You may recall that a few years ago, I put in a whole new cabinet, sink, and countertop in the kitchen. The cabinet setup that had been there was very badly damaged and rotting, and we ended up replacing everything. We decided to put in a tiled countertop the first time around, but not without some apprehension. The biggest concern was that we were not sure how well it would hold up over time. But tile countertops are…
A Homemade Holiday: Aunt Cindy’s Hot Spiced Tea Mix
Looking for an easy, but delicious gift to give this holiday season? Or a tasty beverage to serve up at your Christmas party? Try this simple beverage mix from Apron Strings & Other Things!
A Homemade Holiday: Woven, Crocheted, Gingham Baby Blanket
For a project that looks complex and time-consuming, this blanket was actually really fast and easy to make. Crocheting the mesh base goes quickly, the chains for weaving go quickly, and the weaving is oddly satisfying!
Homemade Holiday: Wall-Mount Bookshelf
Here's a fast, easy, DIY gift for the kids this holiday. Today we are making a super simple wall-mounted bookshelf. It's easy enough that a bigger child could do this themselves. This shelf is intended to hold books for kids in bunk beds, but could be good in any room that lacks space for a larger shelf or nightstand.
A Homemade Holiday: Pajama Pants
Project number 2 is here: Pajama Pants! And it's one of my favorite holiday gifts to sew because they are quick and comfy!