by Emma Thomas-McGinnis, artist & quilter

More Christmas Gifts to Share

January 4th, 2012 | Posted by Emma in Crafts | Quilting | Uncategorized

Ok, so I had a very productive holiday season of homemade gift-giving! Here are a few more I wanted to show you before moving on… (oh and stay tuned for a wrap-up of the gifts my husband made this year, with a little help from his wife!)

This is a package of three little gifts I gave to my small group secret santa, Veronica. Using a fabric line I knew she’d love, I made a button bag zipper tote, a pin cushion and a fancy twisted drawstring pouch.

Then I made a big quilted tote bag for my sister in law who loves to knit. It’s big enough to put a lot of yarn and a sweater in, I’m sure! I used a charm pack called “Cherish Nature”, that I totally love! I was actually starting to think I should keep the bag halfway through, because I loved those fabrics so much. But my generosity won out because it was Christmas and I wanted Jennifer’s gift to be great!

I loved the quilting on this! I used my favorite free motion pattern and it really looked nice…look at those beautiful fabrics!

Two big pockets inside and one on the outside, along with really big, sturdy handles, make this a really useful bag!

And this might have been the most fun project for me, because I truly love making stuffed toys…and I don’t have many girly gifts to give in my family!

Doesn’t look like much yet, but open it up…

it’s a dolly slumber party!

Here’s my hand holding a dolly, so you can see the fun little size they are.

The pattern came from one of my favorite stuffed toy books “Wee Wonderfuls” by Hilary Lang.

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3 Responses

  • avatar Linda H. says:

    I’m so impressed by your productivity! These are the cutest things. Veronica’s pieces are great, especially the design of the twist bag. You’re right. That charm pack has delish fabrics. And the slumber party dolls are as precious as can be. Very well done, Emma!

  • avatar Emma says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Linda! I’ve been dying to blog about these projects since I made them, but just kept going from one present to the next!!

  • avatar Christine says:

    Emma….I realize this is over a year later….have I seen the twisty bag before? the pattern? it’s driving me nuts, as I feel like I’ve either had the pattern or have seen it.

    Thanks…they’re so cute! all the items in that photo with my favorite colors! that person was one lucky person to get such a gift from you.

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