I finally finished sewing up some Christmas gifts this morning. They will be in the mail first thing Monday morning...Yay! I always have visions of grandure...planning all these handcrafted gifts for everyone in my family....and I have a large family. It never seems to work out that way, but I manage to make enough, at least, for the little ones.
I finished up this Scrabble board last week. I made one with large (inexpensive) magnets and one with teeny tiny expensive magnets. I definitely prefer the smaller magnets, however, it cost $10 for 100 magnets and in addition to the sheet metal, scrabble tiles and frame, it turned out to be a pricey gift. Either way I love them both and I believe their recipients will love them too. The intention is to hang this on the wall and play a continual "words with friends". I'll be making one for our family after the first of the year.
The other gift I have to share are some drawstring bags with an appliqued letter. These are for my nieces and nephew. They turned out really nice. Simple enough, but something I'm sure they will get a lot of use out of.
The outer fabric is a pinstriped denim and the lining is a quilters cotton. I just kinda threw them together. Cut the sizes that looked right. I believe the casing for the drawstring was 2" and the drawstring itself was 1.5" (folded 4 times with raw edges inside). I can create a tutorial if you're all interested...but after the holiday season. Like always, feel free to ask if you have any questions. I'd be happy to share.