If you need a quick handmade present I have the solution for you – Christmas zips! These adorable Christmas decorations and brooches are made with zipper yardage. You can either stitch them or use hot glue (so quick and easy!)
I know I am not the only one who will be spending a lot of time in the kitchen over the next few months. Although I will often whip up nightly dinners without an apron, when I start baking or cooking large dinners (like Thanksgiving dinner) I need to protect my clothes from my mess. There is something about putting on the “uniform” of an apron that really gets me in the cooking mood – and of course, I love all the different styles.
We recently made some new samples of our Potluck Party round casserole carrier. There are two versions of the carrier, one with a solid top, the other has a pieced sunburst. We really wanted to highlight the sunburst design and did so using a solid aqua body with a yellow gingham sunburst, both from Riley Blake. Yellow bias tape finishes the look.
I love this new sample, it really shows off the piecing and is perfect for a picnic.
The carrier can hold any of your round dishes, whether it be a pie or a glass casserole with a lid. This makes it so much easier to transport your potluck – and makes a beautiful presentation!
We did a second casserole carrier sample using Riley Blake’s double sided quilted fabric on the solid version. This lime green and white fabric features a chevron stripe on one side and a tiny polka dot on the other.
Using a quilted fabric like this makes the casserole go together really quickly. The only downside is that you don’t use the heatproof batting so you lose a little more heat than you would with our regular version.
However, the ease of sewing the carrier might make up for any heat loss.
Today I’m over at Skip to My Lou as part of the Bake Craft Sew & Crochet Along. I am sharing a wonderful tutorial for our Star Light, Star Bright ornament, perfect for holiday gift giving. In fact, you won’t want to miss all the handmade gift ideas! I have joined over 100 bloggers to share some amazing homemade gift ideas……..AND I get to be part of an amazing sewing giveaway too. Keep reading…