I was excited to hear that more people than usual were making gifts this holiday season. I am hoping that it has helped the financial health of the fabric/craft stores. Since I don't sell much fabric myself, I depend on them to provide material for my slipcover customers, and, hey, I can't imagine life without a place to go and "get lost" in the fabric.
I did some gift-making myself this year. I have been inspired by monograms lately, as I mentioned in this post. (Be sure to click on "Angie's blog".)
I wanted to make some pillows for my mom and dad and since silk screening was a little too involved for the time I had, and because of my lack of experience, I found an easier way.
It involves the computer, a Dover book of ornate letters, and freezer paper. I explained the whole process and then accidentally deleted it, so maybe there will be a future tutorial.
My dad is always asking about Max, so I put his face on a pillow to keep them company.
I also had a vision of big monogrammed stockings made from some of my slipcover left-over odds and ends. Here are four of the nine that I made.
Now I am all inspired and will have to carve out some more "creative" time since I am thankfully keeping pretty busy with slipcover jobs.