Today I'm crossing off lots of things on the to do list. Okay so I haven't ticked off the item on top of the list, bookwork, but there are big ticks next to many of the items listed below it. Something I've been meaning to do is show you two new Christmas patterns.
By now many of you will have made Christmas decorations using Theodora Cleave buttons and will know how simple and enjoyable they are to make.
Barb likes to tempt me and every so often an extra button appears with an order. As soon as I saw the blue Deer Friend button I knew I had to use it.
The pattern for Christmas Magic costs $6.00 plus P&H and is available from my on line store. A kit is available for $15.00 plus P&H.
This wall hanging was designed with young children in mind. I know my girls would have loved changing the numbers each day. You could count backwards from 25 - 1 for the number of sleeps or use it as calendar.
Fun and simple to stitch and easy to put together.
Other Christmas kits I've added to my online store are.
Here it is, the eve of the Christmas in July workshop at Avonleigh. The last couple of days have been spent finalising the details for the weekend, making lists and ticking things off. This year the girls will be working on a selection of projects from the new book 'All Things Christmas', all little-ish projects, just right for making over a weekend.......
It's not often the kits are done before the pattern is back from the printers but I couldn't help myself. The Santa buttons arrived this morning from Barb, Theodora Cleave and I was looking for an excuse to have a break from computer work.
Fingers crossed the pattern and kits will be available this time tomorrow.
Today I did something very unusual for me. I went shopping for a couple of last minute gifts. I know I couldn't believe it either but by mid morning I knew I wasn't going to get what I wanted to make made. They'll still receive a little hand made item but it won't be the main gift.
I'm still deciding if I will make more of these tags.
However, I feel like make something different! Yes, I do know the clock is ticking, and a decision needs to be made quickly, but it wouldn't be Christmas if I wasn't dreaming up a new design at the last minute with the final stitches worked around midnight!
I hope your presents are made, wrapped and under the tree.
Some progress has been made this week. Realising time was slipping by, I needed to 'get serious' about what I was going to make for gifts this year. Now I always have trouble making a decision about what to make. No sooner than I think, 'Yes that's what I'll do', another idea pops into my head. A new idea is always much more exciting than an old one, even if they are just minutes apart! The prototypes are made and I'm not deviating. It's too early for sneak peeks, but I did purchase these rather gorgeous decorations from The Christmas Beetle, a week or so ago.