Onto sewing news....if you're a member of my family and expecting a gift from me Christmas day, please look away now!
This is the first year in a long time that I am not giving primarily hand made Christmas gifts. That being said, I could not go cold turkey and only give store-bought stuff. I had to make little stocking stuffers. Using this tutorial, I made seven pairs of rice filled, microwavable hand warmers.
I used little elephants for my niece Nieve (trying still not to be too girly for my brother), penguins for my Mom (because she loves them!) and fish for my brother (he would flyfish all day long if we let him).
There are stars for Brian (my superstar), birds for my sister in law (she loves a walk in the woods) and chilli peppers for my Dad (our family cook).
Of course there are little sheep for me.