Wednesday 22 December 2010

Christmas cards and ornaments: Update

I have been quite lax this year on the making front for Christmas, usually I make my family Christmas cards and a couple of tree ornaments at the very least! Though due to my very unexpected busy spell over in my shop I just haven't had the time. I wasn't prepared enough unfortunately so I have been making stock each night trying to keep up with demand. Next year I'm promising myself to get ahead of the game and start preparing earlier! But I'm so pleased my little corner of Etsy is finally having it's spotlight and people are now noticing it :) I also have BIG plans for the coming year, I'm planning new packaging and NEW product lines yay! stay tuned I will be revealing all to my blog friends first :) 
So below are just some of links I've been holding on to for a while, I thought I would share them with you all ...

1. I found a great little tutorial for some very practical tissue-holders over at the sewmamasew blog; perfect for last minute gift ideas!
2. This intricately quilted stocking from cluckclucksew is amazing too. 
3. And twin fibres Christmas ornament quilt is perfect for hanging above a fireplace I think. It makes me want to try out the blanket stitch on my machine!
4. I also stumbled upon a few lovely quilting blogs that I will definately be following, raggedyowl is full of colourful sewing inspiration.
5. Retro mama is also another amazing one, she makes the cutest patterns! her photo's are flawless too.

Remember my table runner tutorial? well here's mine finished and on the kitchen table :) I wanted to add a pink polka dot bias binding around the edge but annoyingly I was a little short, so I'm going to have to do without for now.

That's it for now, I hope you are all having a lovely 'Christmassy' time at the moment. I will be attempting to drive down to Cornwall tomorrow morning to be with my family, hopefully no more snow tonight!? Are you going anywhere nice?

1 comment:

  1. So glad your shop is doing so well!! Your table runner is beautiful! Merry Christmas!


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