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Handbags, Books...Whatever (http://www.vickibatman.blogspot.com) is the website of Vicki Batman, sassy writer of sexy and funny fiction. Handbag lover. Avid Jazzerciser. Mah jong player. Yoga practioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Choc-aholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome.

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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Craft and Book w @VickiBatman #crafting #Christmasgifts #MFRWorg #Rssosisters

Craft and Book with Vicki

Every year, I make something for my daughter in law and friends for Christmas. This year, I embroidered holiday aprons.

This is an easy craft. I bought plain white aprons from Joann's, stamped a holiday saying on the bib, embroidered in fun colors, and added large rick-rack.

This one with Seasons Greetings I stitched in blue with silver rick rack. Because the transfer was vintage, I penciled in lettering in some places.

I found the Christmas greetings transfer in eBay. It is vintage and took a little extra heat to transfer, but well worth it.

And the finale...

I'm really pleased with how they turned out and my friends "say" they like them.

Do you make gifts for friends and family?

In my holiday story, "The Littlest Angel," from the Season of Promises anthology, I talk about an ornament my neighbor gave my mom. You can find a copy at: Amazon B&N Kobo iTunes


J.M. Maurer said...

I'll take one in purple. :-) Nicely done, Vicki! Certainly a keepsake to cherish.

vicki batman said...

Thank you, JM. When my grandmother passed, I got back one I'd made for her years ago. And then after my mom last year, I got another. Happy holidays!

J.M. Maurer said...

My mom was very crafty. She made a Tic-Tac-Toe pillow that was really adorable. It had little pillows you used to play. They attached wtih velcro. She'd cross-sticked it so cute. Mine accidentally went in a box to Goodwill a couple years ago. I've been upset about it since. Happy holiday to you too!

vicki batman said...

What an adorable pillow, JM. I know you are heartbroken over losing the pillow. I would be too.

Karilyn Bentley said...

You are so creative Vicki!!! I love seeing your craft projects. :)

Angela Adams said...

Awesome, Vicki! My grandmother, who loved to knit, always gave away creative goodies during the holiday season, birthdays, and baby showers.

Melissa Keir said...

One year I did... but I wish I had more time to do it. I love making things for my family and friends!

vicki batman said...

Hi, Karilyn! I was a lucky 9 year old when my grandmother sat me down and taught me embroidery. Happy holidays!

Hi, Angela! What a nice grandmother you have. I hope you still can use what she gave you. I have tatting on pillowcases done by grandmother and embroidery by moi. Hugs!

Hi, Melissa! That's why I started in January. I might be insane, but I had the thought of doing this and it worked. Now, I have a thought for next year. hehehe.

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