Homemade Christmas – Last Minute Crafts for the Mini Steams

When ever we go on vacation I try to get a chance to visit the local quilt shops. Its always fun to see what different areas of the country have in their shops. I usually try to go by myself to get some nice quite time. But sometimes that doesn’t work out and the mini-steams get to come with.

Now trying to keep a 3 year old and 6 year old entertained in a quilt shop can be a challenge. But my kids LOVE to look and pick out fabric. That in part has to do with the fact that I let them pick out 1 or 2 fat quarters for themselves. And then Mommy makes something special.

The last time we were on vacation we went to my favorite quilt shop, Barn Door Quilts. Its a cute little shop in the heart of Sturgeon Bay. They have the best patterns and a great selection of fabrics.

N picked out fabric that would be PERFECT for a pillowcase. So we skipped the fat quarters and got enough fabric to make this. It’s already wrapped and under the tree.
He also picked out these two fat quarters that at some point will be turned into a pillow. But not likely going to happen before Christmas.
Ms M picked out a great stripe and pretty tone on tone leaf.
Since I made her all that baby gear I thought she would love a baby diaper bag. I found this AWESOME tutorial for a kids messenger bag that I thought would be perfect. So I paired up her fat quarters with some pink corduroy that I had in my stash and whipped up this baby.

Seriously for being so young I am really impressed with my kids skills at picking out fabrics. Of course they don’t get any encouragement from me! Grin.

I can’t wait to see the looks on their faces on Christmas morning when they open up these gifts and recognize the fabrics.

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About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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