Yup, I'm still posting pictures of all my holiday gift knitting (and sewing). Hope you enjoy, and leave links to your holiday projects in the comments for me to look at, too!
Gifted To: My Grandma. She got an iPad for Christmas last year (2011), and loves to play Words With Friends, using the chat feature quite liberally (things got pretty heated around election time!). So when it came time to choose what to make for G.Ma, I knew it would be something Ww/F or Scrabble-related.
Pattern: My own. After looking around for some inspiration, here's what I did:
I Googled "Scrabble Font," and printed out the letters that I wanted as large as I wanted them. Then I cut them out and used them as pattern pieces. I backed the felt with iron-on adhesive (this stuff), then cut out the letters using my pattern pieces. I cut 6" square pieces of linen and backing fabric. I ironed the letters where I wanted them on the linen, then hand stitched them. I sewed the front to the back, and then stuffed the little pillows.
Fabric: Red Felt, linen and Christmas left-overs I bought from Sew Mama, Sew about 3 years ago. Stash-busting!
And here they are on Grandma's amazing mid-century couch. I have laid heavy claim to this couch, but I'll have to fight off my Uncle Mike for it, according to my mother. It might cost a bit to have it shipped from Ohio to California - but I think it's worth it. Plus, Uncle Mike lives in London - so it's not like it's cheap to ship it there!