holiday crafting

When I visited the Fabric Depot in Portland a few weeks ago, I found some fabric that totally reminded me of my friend Wendy. She has always been into vintage prints and retro stuff. This weekend I sewed a little bucket purse and apron for her (can you see the rickrack?)
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Here’s what it looks like on (sorry about the blurriness):
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My in-laws came over yesterday, and we all just hung around the house. My father-in-law watched ESPN, Peter wandered around putting awnings onto the house and talking to his parents, and my mother-in-law painted these tiny little wooden figurines for an advent calendar she is making for her great grandson:
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I also finished knitting one Christmas gift. Now I need to get back on track with the candy-colored Bucket o’ Chic, since it has gotten very, very cold here (well, for California, anyway), and I need to keep my noggin’ warm!

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9 Responses to holiday crafting

  1. Sara says:

    Cute! Wish I could sew. Hurry and finish your bucket o chic so I’ll have a good fizzy example to work off of.
    🙂 I just got my yarn yesterday, so I’ll start soon! I love blue fizz. yay!!

  2. Em says:

    I love looking at the items you sew. You have such a knack for finding great fabric!

  3. Silvia says:

    What a cute ensemble! I hope Wendy has a cute June Cleaver-esque outfit to complement it. Great job! Can’t wait to see bucket-o-fizz. You and hubby can celebrate it’s completion with a delcious blanc du noir champagne. The wine section of the Chron recommended that as a good pairing with Thanksgiving food items. Uh like we didn’t know that already…

  4. kerrie says:

    Oh poo!! advent calender. I completely forgot that I need to find 24 gifts that are less than 1 inch tall for Brooke’s calender. Poo poo poo. Now there’s something else I have to do this week!!

  5. Amy says:

    Love the retro ensemble. I still use my grandmother’s cotton aprons from the 1940s and they have a similar “look.” They’re getting old and a bit frayed but I still love them!

  6. Becky says:

    I love the fabrics at retro depot. The one you picked goes perfectly in an apron! Rickrack is a nice touch, too.
    Looking forward to seeing your bucket hat!

  7. melissa says:

    nice sewing on the apron and purse! i’ll have to check out the depot soon to start some projects.

  8. Hedster says:

    Oooh, love that fabric! Sounds like you and Peter’s folks spent a cozy day crafting at home. Can you believe this cold spell we’re having?? It actually feels and looks like winter today!

  9. Sharlyn says:

    I looove the apron! I hope you made one for yourself too.

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