I showed you an empty Advent Tree when I posted an introduction to this year's Twelve Days of Christmas and here it is on Christmas Eve. Fabulous @hilarynott. what a lucky grandson. Happy Christmas!
Christmas Eve - hopefully the decorations are up, your stockings are out for Father Christmas and you've completed your Christmas craft projects. All that is left is for us to wish you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - when we'll be back with more ideas and inspiration for Youngish Quilters. Merry … Continue reading 12th Day of Christmas – Merry Christmas
Nothing says Christmas more than a gingerbread biscuit! I make these biscuits every year and they never fail to please. This year a have given them a sewing twist and made them into buttons. To make these delightful biscuits, you will need: 125g softened butter 125g soft brown sugar 250g plain flour 1tsp baking powder … Continue reading 11TH DAY OF CHRISTMAS: BUTTON BISCUITS
The longest night of the year may now be behind us, but there's still plenty of darkness that needs brightening up. Fancy a little DIY project? It's pretty straightforward, but do ensure that you have the help of a responsible and experienced adult if you are not sure what you are doing, as some of … Continue reading 10th day of Christmas: Make a yule log
Here’s a fun project from Shabby Fabrics. It makes a beautiful ornament and it’s a good chance to get to grips with a cathedral window block! https://youtu.be/nekeaggGZzw Be warned, they are quite addictive!
Today I'd like to show you some of the Christmassy sewn decorations I've received over the past few years. I always look forward to getting these out each year and they remind me of my creative and generous friends who have made them 🙂 Nothing quite beats receiving a fabulously festive sewn or quilted item … Continue reading 8th Day of Christmas: Snow and tell
I've been busy making gift tags today to attach to all of my lovely handmade presents.They are really simple to make. All you need is: Some air drying clay A stamp (I used a festive rolling pin, but you can use anything that leaves an interesting pattern in the clay Some ribbon Some little jingle … Continue reading 7th DAY OF CHRISTMAS. GIFT TAGS
Valériane is a French/Quebecker illustrator who has been living in Wales for a long time. She paints delicate artworks, often on wood, of scenes inspired by the Welsh landscape and weather; and many of her paintings feature detailed renderings of traditional quilts. I first came across her work in the Welsh Quilts Museum, which sold … Continue reading 6th Day of Christmas. Valériane Leblond
Time is racing on and today I am sharing an easy little project that my quilt group made on a Zoom meeting back in November. Cones that are simple to make and look as though they have piping around the rim - which is a little cheat! Lovely Helen Ford provided a work sheet and … Continue reading 5th Day of Christmas. Little Festive Cones.
Today I'm sharing three things which have inspired me recently - something to read, something to watch and something to make. So whether you've got 10 minutes, an hour, or a whole day free, hopefully there's something here to inspire you too. Something to read If you have ten minutes this is a fun read … Continue reading 4th day of Christmas – read, watch, make!