I dragged my sewing machine out from underneath the stairs and I've been Christmas making. I'm going for a handmade look so along with bought Christmas decorations I'm making some of my own too.
Firstly I went into Stroud and bought some Christmassy Fabrics.
Then I got my 'workspace' ready, well, the kitchen table. I pondered about opening the table out to make it bigger but decided it would be ok.
As you can see I am a messy worker and was soon regretting not pulling the table out.
I got this sleeve ironing board on Amazon a little while ago. It's perfect for small things. I'm really pleased with it, so much better than having the big ironing board out.
I've been making the Twelve Days of Christmas decorations I got free from a magazine last year.
Now, I describe myself as a straight line sewer, so the curves were a little challenging for me.
Here they are, The Twelve Days of Christmas. I've enjoyed sitting quietly and stitching up the closings by hand.
As you can see some turnings and curves weren't that great, but, do you know? I'm pleased.
I had much fun choosing the colours of ribbon to match each one.
The other fabric that I bought? I'm busy with that and I'll show you next time maybe.
Back to school tomorrow.
See you soon.........................Clicky Needles.