These were the Holiday gifts for Megan's teachers - the cup is a disposable coffee cup that came in a package of 10 from WalMart. I covered each cup in holiday patterned paper. Inside the cup I included: package of hot chocolate, candy cane, chocolate dipped Oreos, and chocolate dipped marshmallows.
Gift Card Holder
Both my mom and sister recieved gift cards as part of their Christmas gifts and I created these to hold the gift cards. I used the Dove Chocolate envelope (with the 3 individually wrapped chocolate pieces) as a pattern and cut these from cardstock. I added the chocolate and gift cards and tied the envelope with more cardstock and some holiday ribbon.
Birthday Party Guest Gift
I wasn't done with the Dove chocolate envelopes just yet... I made 20 more as guest gifts for Megan's first birthday party. Instead of ribbon I added cupcakes cut from the Cricut machine, and these have Hershey bars rather than Dove chocolate. After making 20+ envelopes I think I'm done with these for awhile!
A Little Something For Me
The day of Christmas Eve I decided that I needed a little something for me. I already had everything I needed to put together this apron so I thought I would "whip" it up. What I didn't notice was that the stitch time for the applique was 45 minutes - add in how slow I am at changing thread and trimming the fabric for the appliques and it probably took me an hour and a half to complete. And I love it! The same designer has appliques for Valentine's Day and Thanksgiving... I think I need those designs.
Personalized Casserole Dish
My mom attends lots of potluck dinners so I thought she would like a personalized casserole dish. A little vinyl, the Cricut machine, some glass etching cream and 30 minutes later I had this super cool casserole dish! I can't wait to make one for me!!
Another use of CarlaC's A-Line top from http://www.youcanmakethis.com/ - I just love this pattern! It goes together so quickly and it looks great on Megan.
Megan's Birthday Outfit
Megan's Birthday Outfit
Here's the rest of the items I made for Megan's birthday party - the Wilton Giant Cupcake pan and smaller version of the pan (I don't know what it's called - Not-So-Giant Cupcake??), a party hat (which I couldn't get on her for even a second) and the plate from my previous post.
All and all I had a GREAT Christmas week! I'm really not looking forward to going back to work tomorrow. At least it will be a short week.