Monday, November 16, 2015

Christmas is Coming

We are half way through November, how did that happen?  Christmas is next month and Santa's elf is a little behind filling Santa's shelf.  This weekend I got busy and made a small dent to remedy that problem. I dived into my scrap bins now full from my latest projects using Little Miss Sunshine and Vintage Picnic by Moda. I made my block for our guild present.  Isn't this spool block the perfect signature block?  I still need to sign mine. Everyone is making one for her and she will receive them all packaged up at our guild meeting, enough to make a whole quilt.  
Next up I made a happy little pin cushion.  What sewest can't use another pin cushion?
 Then it was on to a winter themed table runner.  Not quite done with it but we are getting close.  Just a little more quilting and a binding.
Finally I made another batch of soap. I have a few more batches I need to complete in the next week or so.  It takes 4-6 weeks to cure and by my calculations if I'm to have them in time for Christmas I better get busy.
from top left clockwise Aloe Eucalyptus, Cinnamint, and Pumpkin spice.
Trying to decide what sent to use is a lot of fun. I've made Aloe Eucalyptus to give maybe not for Christmas but when someone catches a cold or the flu.  The pumpkin spice an cinnamint smell yummy.  I was hoping the cinnamint would turn out more red, but it's pretty none the less. I think the next time I do the pumpkin spice I will do more cream and less brown in the swirl.  Apparently there is a learning curve in soap making too. For my next batches I'm thinking a gingerbread, hot cocoa, and Christmas tree would all be fun.  What would be your choice?


  1. Your new pincuchion is so cute. Great green block for your guild friend. All the soaps look good.I will choose the pumpkin spice. Have a wonderful week. Hugs

  2. Yum, gingerbread! I would need a snack every time I washed my hands. Thanks for sharing your scrap projects with Oh Scrap!

  3. I can just imagine the lovely scents of your soaps!
    Keep up the good work there Santa's Elf! 😊

  4. I can't believe that Christmas is so close either. I'll bet those soaps are heavenly.

  5. Your Christmas production is going quiet well. Can almost smell the scent of the soap, Gingerbread would be my favorite.

  6. ooh a christmas tree smelling like balsam....yes!