6 Christmas coasters, made from the tutorial available at Chickpea Sewing Studio. Originally, I was going to make these for a gift exchange for Bruce's Christmas Party (along with a tin of organic, fair trade hot chocolate), but I deemed them not gift-worthy. The ric-rac was trickier than I anticipated and I had some trouble getting it even. So we're going to keep them for ourselves - I've never had Christmas coasters before! (Or any coasters for that matter). :)
And these I finished last week, but thought I'd show them to you anyway. I wanted some inexpensive gifts to give to Norah's teachers (one for library preschool, and her 2 regular preschool teachers). Library Preschool finished last week, so I already gave that one away, but here are the two remaining. I gave them each a bar of fair trade, organic milk chocolate (ask me how hard it was to have these in the house and not eat them!), and a cute apron ornament (tutorial found here). I decided to skip gift wrapping altogether, so I just tied them up with this pretty ribbon that they can re-use. I think I might have spent $4.00 on each of these gifts, which I think is pretty reasonable!
Tonight's project is either going to entail working on Owen's book, or starting the kids' pajamas. I'm leaning toward doing the pajamas first (because I know they don't take long), where the book is going to take several nights, and may or may not get finished in time.