Being Christmas Eve you'd expect this post to be all about Christmas, but it's not. To be honest I'm still in wedding mode, maybe tomorrow it will feel like Christmas!
As soon as the wedding was announced I knew I'd be making the bride something with this fabric. It's difficult to see bundled like this, but it is left over pieces of fabric from my mum's wedding dress, and has been stored like this for almost 60 years. So it is very very special!
Over the years I have thought about what I'd make with it; when I loved making dolls, it was going to be a doll but lately I'm hooked on making purses with the metal frames.
The pearls belonged to my Nana and the the ribbon was a wedding anniversary gift from my husband many years ago. The bridesmaid purses were made from fabric which belonged to a great Aunt.
I guess you can tell I hate throwing anything out!
The fabrics were too special to cut into without first checking the fit and shape. I used the first fabric to hand, which just happened to be red.
It needed something extra, so this week, I've been cutting out leaves and flowers, arranging and rearranging them until I think I'll go with this.
It's not appliqued down and yes, it's going to be tricky to sew them without catching the lining.
You and I both know it would be easier and quicker to start from scratch.
I feel like I have failed the Christmas Challenge - no decoration this week, but if I manage to finish this tonight in between, making salads, another batch of salted caramel fudge and wrapping gifts I will call my challenge a success.
You may remember I started my yo-yo quilt last year. Not a great deal of progress to report! Lucky the deadline is December 2019. Making the yo-yos is fun, stitching them together not so much. Rather than make all the yo-yos, then sew them together, they're being sewn into blocks as I go. So far I have four blocks - only twenty-one to go!
The wedding was perfect, and the bride and groom could not have looked happier.
Have a wonderful and safe Christmas.