Last Minute Gifts

I hope that everyone had an enjoyable and very Merry Christmas! This year, I was doing some ‘down to the wire’ sewing for holiday gifts – fortunately most of them were small projects so I wasn’t up too late finishing them. One of my favorite last-minute items is a golf towel that I created for Taylor (it is meant to go with a “My Sack – Girls Need Balls to Golf” gag-ish type gift). I used the embroidery unit on my machine and Urban Thread’s Skully Golf design to create this project. While the pile on this towel is relatively low, it is a very thick towel – so I opted to use a cut away stabilizer for the back, but decided to omit a ‘topper’. I’m not sure if this was quite the right thing to do as the design still sunk into the fibers of the towel quite a bit and there is a bit more pink showing through than what I think should, but considering it will get dirty quickly (if she uses it), I’m not sure that she’ll mind.

On another ‘crafty’ note, we tried something new with a few of our gifts this year…. ‘chalkboard wrapping paper’! We used black wrapping paper and a white paint pen to give them a blackboard appearance – the kids had fun decorating and drawing on them, plus it eliminates the need for gift tags! I’m definitely keeping this in mind with future packages!