I’ve been doing some Christmas sewing …. that is, sewing Christmas Presents … not so much Christmas ‘themed’ sewing going on I’m afraid. So I thought I’d lay it all out and take some piccies to share with you, seeing as the gifts are for people who not only don’t have a blog … but don’t even have a ‘puter, so I know I’m perfectly safe in showing them to you :o).
BUT … no sooner had I laid out my dear Mum’s chair covers out on the floor to photograph them, my dear furry girl Sophie was there (from out of nowhere!!!!) to ‘give me a hand’.
Here’s the pic before she came along …Mum just wants to drape these over her chairs to protect them. I made them from my quilt-as-you-go “Diamonds and Braids” design – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve used that pattern!! And here you can see how quick Miss Sophie was in making her way underneath it all … lol!!! Now you see her …Now you don’t lol, all you can see is the Sophie-like lump!! … What is it with cats and quilts LOL????
I also made a gift for my Mum’s dear friend Jill who’s visiting us for a year – she’s from the UK so will find this Christmas totally different to what she’s used to!! She loves to do Cross Stitch so I thought I’d make her this from my “Sew Handy” pattern – to keep her project in. It all folds neatly to form this little ‘bag’. Oh how I love those gawjus “Fig Tree” fabrics :o). Here’s how it looks when it’s opened out … There are 3 good sized pockets to keep her goodies in – one at each end and one in the middle. And here’s how the back of it looks when opened out … I designed this pattern long before Honeybuns came out but I realised when I was making this that it was ideal for using up the leftovers from my honeybuns as it only needed the little strips to be 3 1/2” (x 1 1/2”) long!! Hope she likes it :o).
I’ve also posted away some Chrissy gifts to some special friends …. they should be arriving at their destinations VERY soon :o)!! So that’s what I’ve been up to these past few days … have you finished all of your Christmas stitching yet??
I’ll leave the 2 ‘Buy Now’ links for “Teatime Tabletopper” and “Pack Up Your Troubles” on my sidebar just until the weekend so if you’d like one -