Like many, I get a little nuts around the holidays. I get this idea in my head that I am Wonder Woman, and I completely overextend myself. Usually, it involves food preparations, or the number of people I am buying gifts for. This year, though, the distance from my family and my desire to personalize the gift giving has caused me to go sew crazy. Although I am pleased that I am giving people things that I put love and effort in to, I think I could have scaled back my ambitions a little.
I started off before Thanksgiving by churning out 3 or 4 portable first aid kits (like this one for my brother):
After that, I decided to whip up a shopping bag holder/dispenser, and from there I spiraled out of control...
In addition to the following sewing projects, I crocheted 2 scarves and one hooded cowl.
A jumper for my 6 year old niece: