Ok, I finally gave our last Christmas gifts tonight (yeah, a bit late). So now I can feel free to show them.
More "discards" inspired by Denyse Schmidts's Quilts:
This set of them included a lot of vintage fabrics, and I found that I really liked the contrast of the modern style with those sweet vintage patterns.
One last 10-minute headband:
And, best of all, the pencil pouch that worked! (Bless you, Noodlehead.)
This last was a gift for a four-year-old. I used his own handwriting as the pattern for the embroidery, and included a pencil and a pen and a sketch book (of course, his mom is the one who really loves it, with that precious handwriting).
edited to add: I can't take credit for the pencil-pouch idea; that was from my brilliant friend Julie, who gave embroidered pencil pouches to her friends' children, using her daughter's handwriting and drawing. Shamelessly stolen!