Saturday, November 14, 2009

Its that time of year again!

The time of year when I start to panic because I have no Christmas ideas for anyone on my list! Usually I have a few items thought up, or even purchased by now, but not this year. I am really hoping that my new found sewing skills can help me out with this and I can make some fun personalized gifts for the main people on my list. Now, that adds a whole new complication in the mix: what projects make good gifts? Especially for men! Gertie's latest post got me thinking about the men in my life and what I can do for them this Christmas. I'd like to make my dad something, but he's verrrry picky when it comes to Christmas gifts. One year, I made him a tie blanket out of a fleece that looked like birch bark and that was a huge success, but I am at a total loss for this year. And I thought about making a cotton zombie print chef coat for my amazing chef boyfriend, but he lives 10 hours away so I couldn't really fit it to his body. Plus, I am having an impossible time trying to find a zombie print cotton. I didn't think it would be so hard!

so now I turn to you, my 9 followers (:-}), and ask, what are some wonderful Christmas gift projects? If you have any ideas at all, throw them out there!

On a side note, have any of you heard of They have amazing prints. I have ordered a few prints from them, and all were just so fun! Here are some I am drooling over at this very moment:


  1. The robots! Oh, gosh! I want the robots! Too much fun. It's would be perfect for a romper suit with detachable full skirt.
    As for gifts for men, I am stumped too. My boyfriend is a 70's obsessed with a corduroy fetish so I was thinking of making him a safari suit from corduroy. Haha .

  2. I LOVE the red skirt you posted on Sew Retro.

  3. those fabrics are fantastical!