What I Got For Christmas (Craft Related)

Hello! 2016 is here. Christmas came and went. I’ve had a wonderful month and I’ve sewed tons of things over Christmas break that I can’t wait to share with you. But today, I’m going to show you what I got for Christmas that is craft related, since there’s so much to show you, I can’t show you everything!

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First up–Cutting mat, rotary cutter, and measure-thingy. I actually didn’t ask for this, but I’m glad that I got it, since I want to venture into quilting. The cutting mat is really nice–I’ve used it a couple times–for perfect measurements. I normally eyeball it when cutting fabric, but it’s nice to have good cuts for a change!

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Next is my sewing case. It’s really roomy and study, so that I won’t be bonking my sewing machine all over the place when I travel.

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Remember my clay pumpkins? I dug into this clay and made stuff before I could take the pictures! Sculpey is my favorite brand of clay, so this will get lots of use.

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Sewing pajamas! I don’t really have a nice pair of pajamas, so I was very excited to get these! The fabric is so slippery and soft…these are my new favorite pajamas!

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These prismacolor markers are similar to my copics. I love art, so the main thing on my list was high quality markers. I’ve already tried them out and I think I’ve found a favorite brand!

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This pillow form might be featured in the next post.  I’ve used so much of this stuffing already to make pillows, which will all be in the next post.

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Lastly, the grand finale…10 YARDS OF FABRIC!! And it’s all flannel, my favorite. IMG_8554.JPG

Can we just zoom into a close up of the lovely fabric? Do you see those hedgehogs?

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When I got the fabric I was in shock because I have no idea what to do with all of it! What do you think I should do? Comment down below and let me know.

Of course, this is not all I got for Christmas. I got the usual: Movies, books, tons of clothes, adult coloring books, etc. This is just some of it. Before I leave you, here are some highlights of my Christmas!

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Jen, this was me drinking the hot chocolate you gave me in the stichingsanta package. It’s so good!IMG_8546.JPG

I know this picture is blurry, and someone (*cough cough*) has their eyes closed, but who do you think this little cutie is? No, really, guess! If you’ve followed my blog for a while I bet you can guess!

I know I always say this, but I’m not trying to brag about what I got. I’m very blessed.

Until the next post! I hope all of you had an amazing Christmas. Happy New Year!

love abigail

 

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24 thoughts on “What I Got For Christmas (Craft Related)

  1. Lucky girl! If you want to make a start with patchwork, you could do worse than use the flannel to make a rag quilt. Now you have a rotary cutter and mat you’ll probably find you won’t be able to do without them. I originally (back in the mists of time) bought mine for patchwork but I also cut out clothing patterns using a rotary cutter – although you do need quite a large cutting mat for that.

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  2. Wow what amazing presents. I’m pretty jealous! Especially of those sewing pajamas!! And all that fabric is soooo nice. However I never know what to do with flannel?!

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    1. There’s actually a lot to do with flannel, if you add interfacing (which I only do sometimes). I love making soft throw pillow coves and throw pillows out of it, but mostly flannel is known for pajamas.Some of the fabric that my parents got me is actually a flannel/cotton blend, so it’s more sturdy.

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  3. You got some lovely sewing gifts for Christmas! My rotary cutter, cutting mat and quilting square are used every time I sew so they are great things to have on hand! I love the pjs – may I ask if you know where they are from? I would love a pair! Can’t wait to see what you make with all that flannel 😀

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  4. I made my first quilt for Nana for Christmas. It was a fleece backed quilt so no batting was necessary making it was one step easier than a normal quilt. I machine quilted it because I don’t have the time or patience to hand quilt. My cutting mat is only 12 X 18 so I’m a bit jealous of your BIG one.

    I like making baby gifts with flannel…I mean, if you know anyone who’s having a baby (wink, wink…j/k). I’m making a swaddling blanket for a friend of mine with some cute train flannel. I also like making PJ’s with flannel. I made Carynn a flannel nightshirt for Christmas and have a plan/pattern for some PJ pants for the boys but, now that Christmas vacation is over, time is not on my side…Happy sewing! ❤ Aunt Carissa

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    1. Once I find out the gender of a certain baby (wink wink) maybe I’ll make a quilt for it! I would probably machine quilt a quilt…if I was making a quilt…which I’m not. 🙂 I can’t wait to see Nana’s blanket, maybe she’ll show it to me sometime!

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