Monday, December 21, 2009

Sew n Tell Friday on Monday

The title of this post pretty much sums up the last few days in our house... Everything I've been intending to do has taken second place while I've been looking after Oliver who had his adenoids out last Wednesday. He recovered really well - aren't little people amazing?! But trying to keep him quiet has been pretty tough... He's not really one to stop for anything!

So I apologise to Amy and the girls that this post is very late... but here's what I've been working on in the evenings when the house is quiet...

The final of my Christmas table runner's - this one is made using Simple Abundance and is for my MIL...

A close up of the quilting - I love those daisies - they work so well with the fabric and the quilting cost $14 - worth every cent!

I bought a FQ of this fabric a wee while ago and was stumped what to make with it... I didn't want to cut up the Russian dolls as they were so pretty, so decided to make them into wee Christmas decorations instead... One for the MIL, the DP's Nana, two for the boys daycare teacher, one for me and the last for one of my PIF's... I've still got a couple more I can make! Oliver had a blast instructing me which one to cut next and telling me who it was for! Aren't they sweet? Before I close the bottoms, I am going to embellish the pattern on the front with some stitching and maybe some beads too I think...

And lastly some crayon rolls for Ollie's wee friends at daycare for Christmas... I've finished two and have three more to finish. They are quite quick to put together :) Especially as I used fusible batting! I ended up combining a few tutorials into one.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year! I can't believe the end of 2010 is upon us already! I've still got a bunch of Christmas presents to wrap and label. Oh how I love this time of year!



  1. I have a layer cake of Simple Abundance that I can't bring myself to cut into - I love it so much. Your table runner is so pretty - it showcases the fabrics so well. I love the daisies in the quilting!

  2. Great projects. Your table runner looks so pretty. I love what you did with the Russian dolls. Great idea to make them into ornaments. I would not have wanted to cut into them either. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a great idea to make ornaments from the Russian doll fabric! This is a must-do next year--thanks for sharing!

  4. Love the runner! but those ornaments! ACK!! Adorable!! I love every inch of them. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You MIL is going to love that table runner. And, the ornaments are very cute. You have more patience than I do - making the crayon cases...

  6. Love that runner. I need to get me some of that fabric becuase it is so yummy! And your dolls are adorable! Perfect use for that fabric!

  7. Your table runner is precious! As well as your other projects.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  8. I love your crayon holders. I am so going to make some this year.
    Also, would love to get your PIF items added to a showcase group on flickr called Craft It Forward.

    Happy 2010!

  9. What an awesome idea for the babushka fabric! I have this fabric too and like you have been loathe to cut it.


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