Wednesday, 24 December 2014

1 Christmas Star Quilt

It's been a while since I've made a quilt, so it was great to have an excuse for this one.

After making Sarah some cushions back in October I decided to use the leftover scraps to make a quilt. There was just enough to try out a lone star or two - perfect for a starry Christmas quilt.

The back was made up of a strips diagonally placed with some smaller scrap details.

The binding is a lovely grey with white dots.

The finished size is just right for snuggling under with some hot chocolate when its cold outside.

Monday, 22 December 2014

10 Girls' Totes

Christmas presents for the girls...

I made these as presents for my friends and family this Christmas. I made up a large piece of patchwork fabric to make each letter. Using Bondaweb i draw out each letter and ironed them onto the bag before zigzag stitching them into place.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

3 Girls' Aprons...

Christmas present SPOILER...

I've made these aprons as gifts for some of the girls this Christmas. I could have easily made a couple for the boys too but they have different gifts!

The best thing about this pattern (probably for 2-4 years olds) is that it fits a fat quarter piece of fabric (approx 50x50cm). For a couple of them I added some matching pom-poms!

 By making them lined it hides all the tie ends and the pocket stitches.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Christmas Countdown

With just two hours to spare, Sophie's new advent calendar was finished and pinned into place!

I wanted to make something very different to Finn's wooden train and settled on a garland of mittens, stockings, envelopes, gingerbread men and birds.

I choose a range of colours that would go with her room and tried to avoid anything too obviously girly or christmasy. I wanted something that would last her for years to come.

 I think mitten 19 with an applique robin is my favourite!

The gingerbread men each carry a small bag (made from lovely liberty bird lawn) on their back,  for advent chocolates. 

The bird's wings are small pouches for carry tiny gifts and the envelopes have press studs so slightly larger gifts can be added.

I looped each item onto the wire hessian ribbon back through itself so that they stay in place whilst hanging.

 I then pinned the whole thing to Sophie's wooden wall shelves.

6 christmas stockings, 6 children's mittens, 6 santa letters, 3 gingerbread men, 3 calling birds and 1 little girl's advent calender!