I tell you, it is just amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. I had to work at the shop yesterday, but before I went in, I made 13 tissue holders out of the leftover Adoring fabric that I didn't use for mug rugs. Actually, they are super cute, and took no time at all. If you need a fast cheap Christmas gift for co-workers, this is the item. I just Googled "tissue cover tutorial" and got a whole bunch of free downloadable instructions. Printed one off and there you go. Seriously? Thirteen of these in about three hours? Not bad.
So, the total to date is six table runners, five sets of mug rugs, thirteen tissue holders. Since Sunday.
I have two or three sets of mug rugs ready to construct tomorrow, and have prepped six boxy zippy bags to sew as well. My zippers for the Rhubarb and Ginger fabric I was going to use for zippy bags has not arrived yet, so I had to come up with a new plan if I am going to have things to take to the shop by Friday. I dug around in my Fig Tree stash and came up with some super cute reds that I will use while I wait for the other zippers to come. The Fig Tree red is quite generic, and I know I can find zippers at my local quilt shop that will match.
I have Baby all day Thursday and most of Friday, so we shall see if that cuts into my production. I have been getting up at dawn, sewing until she arrives, sewing during her nap, and sewing from 6:00 to 8:00 in the evening. I am just no good after 8:00. I've tried to sew with her around, and well, um, it's a challenge.
My helper. Look at the dimples in those chubby little hands. Trying to reach the buttons on my Janome.
Imagine trying to sew with this kid hanging on your leg. "Nana. Nana. Nana." She is irresistible.
Anyway, think about making some of those tissue holders. They would make great stocking stuffers! Cold season will be upon us in no time, and everyone needs to carry tissues.