How's your Christmas preparation coming on? Not even two weeks left ... oh dear! How did that happen?!
I took part in our work's Christmas Gift campaign (you buy gifts for a child in care, all you get told is their age and gender, you drop them off and they are then wrapped and anonymously donated.) I wanted to add something home-made to the gifts I bought so made a London pencil case:
Merry Christmas, little boy, and God bless you x
My sister was ogling my tote bag when we met up last week:
So she's getting one of her own for Christmas. The joy of scraps:
I cut my handles at 5" and when folded they end up at 1 1/4" which I like:
Just needs quilting and putting together. Also, I have started on a Pants Bag for my cousin's daughter who's going to Paris in the New Year:
Finally, for dear SIL - out of the leftovers of her chicken bag, I cut out 36 x 3 1/2" squares, sewed them together, pressed open the seams (don't really need to but it does give a nice flat finish):
And placed it in front of the tree for a festive photo:
Something furry and amazing heard the baubles knocking and came a-looking ... tried to hide from me but I spotted her:
I love the cushion on our chair under the stairs too ... sooooooo very tempted to keep it for myself ... but I wont - we never do, hey?
And today - a first - Mum came over for the day and we sat together for a few hours chatting away in my sewing room, drinking coffee whilst we made some bunting (for dear niece's wedding next year):