Had a rearrange of the shelves too...christmas fabric on the top...definately need more ;)
I started my christmas crafting, I made a stocking..the shape was great but the opening at the top wasn't wide enough to get pressies in and out...it annoyed me that it was a squeeze..so have cut out another pattern for one with a wider top!!
Also I can't remember how I found this fab tutorial..., I posted it over at SCC a while ago but have only just got round to making. Owl garland.
I tried it out a couple of weeks ago with a wool fabric as stated in the tutorial..I think it was my skill rather than the pattern but it looked terrible!! So I have made some today but with quilting weight fabrics...This one I interfaced as the fabric was thin but it was a problem turning. They are time consuming but fun to make. Next time I will maybe just cut once by ironing on the bondaweb to a piece of fabric rather than individual owl bellies.The green owls are not interfaced, when I string them I'll see if the interfacing was necessary. Bit late now mind, but I could spray some startch on..maybe?? please excuse crappy photographs - by the time I took them there was no light at all
The letters are stamped with normal paper ink on unbleached cotton...means I won't be able to wash them - which is a shame as I always wash my Christmas decs lol!!!
They will be finished at the weekend, need to embroider the beaks on and sew buttons for eyes, trouble is I need to buy some small buttons, I don't have enough that are small and matching. I tried beads but they didn't look right..
I could do with some more christmas fabric...and some more ideas for (easy) decorations!!! But at least I made a start.
My post today means I need to put my thinking cap on, I received a package from Rachel for the paper bag swap....love how she has decorated the paper bag, and love the fabrics she has chosen to send to me...
Its quite scary knowing its not your fabric to mess up!!
Rachel has taken a far better pic here and also of the fabric I sent.
No idea what to make as yet but its definately easy on the eye whilst I think!!!