Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin...a long time ago, nearly a month now I decided Christmas wasn't Christmas without some handmade gifts and I embarked on making a doll for my niece well, after being told in sewing class that my folder was going to be taken in for evaluation making a better dress for the doll was put on the back burner to get that done. I had also signed myself up for a Christmas sewing class so was going to sewing class twice a week...yes, thereby taking a night off the project that I needed to get in, idiot. However, the projects we made in the Christmas class were simple and amazing, and for all you quilting fans out there I've actually made a log cabin! Woo!
|Decreasing sized Suffolk puffs made from Christmas fabrics piled on top of one another to make a tree with a present bow on the top as a star and white snowflake sequins sewn on all round as decorations|
|Heart shaped decoration made using the same Christmas fabric as for the tree (waste not want not). My first log cabin and I put some sparkly gold bead trim round the edge! There's now a gold ribbon on it to hang it up with a bow and everything!|
So these got made, my folder eventually got in and finger's crossed I'm doing alright! Here's a sample of my hand quilting, ignore the badly sewn on binding I was in a rush.
|Yellow fabric with hand quilted flamingo (which I'd had to draw on freehand as I'd forgotten to iron on the transfer before tacking D'oh!) with candy striped pink and white bias binding not sewn onto the back and a needle still in the top!|
|Fimo stars and hearts with lace embossed in the clay and then smudged with either gold or silver paint|
|Fimo moose, Christmas trees, angel and large hearts embossed with lace and smudged with either gold or silver paint|
|Old and new handmade decorations together. Hand sewn pink felt flamingo with lighter pink sequins and a finished fimo heart with silver bell|
Ok, so I'd better show you the full sized tree we got since I've already shown you the decorations!
|Our enormous tree with what now seems like a Scandinavian theme of red and white...don't know how that happened but it wasn't planned. Yes the star is wonky and yes it nearly touches the ceiling!|
|Vintage bowls all set to make yummy niceties! Nom nom nom!|
|Llama bites, they're super yummy and llama shaped!|
|Needle felted wool ball necklace in a rainbow of colours.|
I wanted to get back into needle felting and really enjoyed this make, they might end up in the shop so if you're interested in owning one, let me know!
|Wool felt snowflake with Angelina fibres fused over the top to give some sparkle!|
One of my sisters lives away from the rest of the family so we had Christmas with her early and she got me some knitting needles and chiffon lace yarn. Well, at first I was struggling to knit it as thought I'd ignore the holes pre punched into it other than for the casting on, my mistake! Thankfully a very helpful and kind friend in work taught silly old me just how easy it was to knit with and it came together really quickly.
|Me sporting the ruffly scarf knitted by my own fair hands and the snowflake hairclip|
|Me and Fizz and the knitting all snuggled up|
|Finished scarf, it's a lovely teal colour but against the bright turquoise of the sofa it looks a lot darker than it is.|
And to round it all off a bit more sparkle!
|Gold sparkly nails!|
Here's wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year! And if you don't celebrate Christmas, enjoy the season!