WOW! I can’t believe it is already December, and we are halfway into the challenge! Team Carla has been a busy bunch, and I have lots of amazing thrifty creations to share with you tonight. Without further ado, here they are:
Amber is a bundle of energy. She has four little ones, but is still managing to plow through her gift list.
She made 10 of these great wellness packs for a little bit of nothing. And check out the raglan she made from repurposed T-shirts and deep discount fabric. I love the special details she added like the stripes on the arms and the pocket. Her son is going to so thrilled to see those dinosaurs on Christmas morning!
Mellissa is mom of two and a true sewing superhero. She wowed us with this wonderful basket of Wees.
I love how she used the detail in fabric to give a really ornate look. Do you know how much these cost her to make? Nothing! She worked entirely from stash and didn’t have to buy a thing. Head on over to her blog to meet these cuties individually. She’s got lots of projects in the works, and an amazing blog in general, so check in often for updates!
Teresa is another mom of four who is a font of fun and thrifty ideas. She is a photographer, and everything she makes is so visually appealing. Her latest creations are tres yummy! I ladore the beribboned blankies and crocs, and the little hairbows are just the sweetest. Check out her blog for lots of laughs and inspiration.
Monica is keeping us in stitches! She is smart, funny, and thrifty (oh, and she can sew really, really well). Something very important happened to her this week…she broke down and started MACHINE EMBROIDERING!!! Life will never be the same. Check out the cute flannel she’s working with right now. It’s actually a queen sheet set that she picked up at Target for $19.99! She’s made two pairs of girls size 6 jammie pants and tops, a size 4 jammie set, and three pairs of matching dolly jammie sets. And she STILL has fabric left over, can you believe? Visit her blog to find out what she is going to do with the remaining yardage.
Jennifer is another funny lady with great taste in fabric. Look at these gorgeous cuts she has picked out for her projects.
She is a homeschooling mama, so she is all about organization and fun. Check out her blog to see her classroom. It is such a perfect space for learning and creating.
Our other Jennifer (aka Jinkies) has a big list to fill, but is on top of it with lots of great gift ideas. Her whole crew has had a bug 😦 , but that isn’t going to get in the way of her crafting. She has a big order of fabric on the way, and is jazzed to make some duet aprons this week.
Carrie is just bursting with great, money-saving ideas. She’s got excellent insight into sewing for tween boys (doesn’t get much harder than that) because she has two of them. She also has a beautiful little princess that she loves to deck out in pink (which translates to a predominance of pink in her fabric stash)! Even her dog is ready for the holidays with a custom collar!
Laura is a talented jewelry-maker, and she has had lots of order this week – yay!!! Once she gets her customers taken care of, she is going to knock out some fabulous gifts.
Our guy Tom has been organizing his stash and carefully planning his projects. Are you ladies jealous or what??? Check out his blog to see more of his amazing fabric collection and read his hilarious encounters of the Cranky Quilt Lady. His daughter’s teacher is going to be getting a gorgeous door hanger this year. What a clever use of that beautiful stash!
Krista is another homeschooling mom with three girls. She has lots of girlies on her list, so it is going to be so fun to see what she comes up with. I do know that she is planning to make some of the adorable Kimberbell Kids dolls – YAY!
So what have I been up to (other than drooling over my team-mates creations)? Well, all our talk of cleaning and organizing really had an impact on me. I went a little crazy, in fact (check out my blog to see more of the big mess). Everything is now nicely folded, and it is making the creative process so much easier! So far, I’ve made a diaper bag from the Aivilo Pocket handbag pattern, a Ladybug shoulder bag, and two Duet aprons. I still have lots work to do, but my fabulous team–mates are keeping me inspired!
Tune in next week to see more of our thrifty creations!