Christmas is coming! A simple piece of stitchery.
JOLLY ROBIN PICTURE REQUIREMENTS Background fabric 6” x 4” Scraps of brown, red, green and yellow fabric Bondaweb Fine thread for stitching picture Thicker thread for robin legs. INSTRUCTIONS Trace around your pattern shapes onto the paper side of the bondaweb and cut out each shape roughly. Iron to chosen fabric Cut out neatly. … Continue reading 3 days till Christmas: Jolly Robin
I found this workshop on You Tube and have made about 8 of these already......they really are quick to sew - especially if you make two or three at once and keep repeating each stage. Here are a few .... they have been very easy to give away so these are all I have left. … Continue reading 4 Days till Christmas: Cathedral Window Ornaments
I don't know about the rest of you, but I am the kind of person who cannot just concentrate on one thing at once, and so I love to have something to listen to while I'm sewing. Right now my sewing soundtrack is Anais Mitchell's Hadestown. It's a modern retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth … Continue reading 5 Days till Christmas: Listen while you sew
I've been scrolling through Instagram, and thought I'd share some of my favourite finds with you! https://instagram.com/p/Bcm2UuElk0N/ https://instagram.com/p/BcnX9-fHW1x/ https://www.instagram.com/p/Bc0NLcvHlJO/?tagged=christmasquilt https://instagram.com/p/Bcpjj_vBVqX/ https://instagram.com/p/Bc0_nTDFoex/ https://instagram.com/p/Bcz_kcsgyd4/
When the rest of your family is rushing into town to spend their Christmas money, you know what's really important. Grab some hot chocolate. Settle yourself down at your laptop, and hit the Boxing Day sales quilter's style! Fabric shops join in with Boxing Day sales too, and you can get some great fabric at … Continue reading 7 days till Christmas: Boxing Day Sales!
My friends and I have this tradition where at some point before Christmas, we all get together and go ceramic painting. I highly recommend it! It's so much fun, and such a creative way to get you in a Christmassy mood!
Let's just all take a second to admit that we always leave at least one Christmas present until the last minute. It's ok, last year I made one present on Christmas Eve, so no judgement here! Here's something that you can make in one sitting, so it's great as a last minute make. And if … Continue reading 9 days till Christmas: Get your Cup Coat on!
Another festive freebie! What would you create with these shiny metallic threads? The green, red and gold would be perfect for a Christmas project! Or maybe you fancy using these rainbow reels for a new year sewing project? For your chance of winning, email firstname.lastname@example.org by midday on 19th December - remember to state your name and your … Continue reading 10 days till Christmas…festive freebie!
A bit of wintry inspiration from Hallstatt in Austria: pattern, colour, decoration, and just general mood. Don't you think these icy greys and whites pair very well with that light brown colour of wood? And maybe the reflections in the water above, or the wood stack, could be the inspiration for a very original quilt.