Every year I strive to send unique hand made Christmas cards and every year at some point I think it would be much easier to buy some! Then when they are finally finished, written and delivered, I am always glad I made the effort.
I have not had much time for sewing recently but here is my forested Christmas cake.
Minky wanted me to show her how to use the sewing machine so we spent some time this week learning about how it all works and we decided to make a simple fleece sleeping bag as a first project. This is how it turned out!
My favourite make of the moment is the sausage dog draught excluder – and here is another one made for a friends birthday. I am running a bit low on retro fabric, so this one just has vintage ears!
I am really pleased with this fabric covered pin board for Minky’s bedroom which went up on the wall at the weekend. It was very easy to make from a piece of SundeaIa cut to size by the local timber merchant then fabric, bought online from Textile Express, staple-gunned in place. I thought I would photograph it before it gets covered with pictures!
Three summers after we moved here, I finally completed the makeover of the children’s playhouse in the garden. Having brightened it up with a coat of “white ash” paint I decided the windows needed some cute gingerbread house style curtains. This is how they turned out. It would look great with some matching bunting too….