I'm still working away at the dining chairs. 6 are totally finished and 2 more covers are sewn together and ready to go. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel... Have you EVER seen so many staples to undo? The black cover ALSO had an equal number of staples attaching it... why I'll never know.
Now, for FUN sewing!
I made a Christmas ornament for a swap that I'm participating in at Down To Earth I don't want to give away the surprise in case my swap partner peeks here, so this teaser pic will have to suffice. It's made of 100% wool felt, and the trim is from my recent find at the Thrift Store. The buttons are all vintage from my Grandmother's stash that I inherited when she moved here and decided that she would not be doing any more sewing (she's 91!). The ornament turned out rather nicely but the trouble is... now all I want to do is sew for fun never mind finishing those blasted chairs!
This buckwheat bag for natural headache treatment is for a gift. It's scented with peppermint oil and it does a spectacular job of getting rid of headaches. 30-60 seconds in the microwave while you drink a large glass of water (don't over heat it or it smells BAD), and a 15 minute rest with it over your eyes and forehead does the trick to chase a headache away. It's re-usable and can be refreshed with any essential oil once the peppermint has faded. The fabric is a scrap from my stash (circa 90's), and is simply sewn into a rectangle, leaving one end open to fill, then top stitched closed. I triple stitched the seams eliminating the chance of a buckwheat leak :)
I've got plenty of Christmas gift sewing to do, so must get busy to finish those chairs...
What are you sewing?