My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas sewing...

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and you are all enjoying a bit of time out from your usual routines. Our family had 2 great Christmas 'Days'. After spending Christmas Day with our immediate family, my daughters and I travelled down to my parents' on Boxing Day to spend time with them and my brother's family. So two days of present unwrapping, two days of good food and plenty of laughs and catching up in between.
Firstly here are some hand made gifts I received from some lovely friends.
A needlecase, a needle book and a Christmas pillow.
The needle book has a large round wooden button in the centre - haven't seen
one like that before.
The insides of the needlecase and book. Lovely.
Thank you ladies :-)
Now that presents have been shared I can show a few of the gifts I have been working on lately. (And this may take several posts while I gather my thoughts and my photos!)
Below are some shoulder bags I made for some young girls - they went down a treat!
Velcro closure with a button on the outside.
I've been using Matilda's Own Bag Batting for all my bags lately and it really is a dream to use, giving a nice firm but soft finish. As it is non-stick it does need a little quilting though but for these bags I simply sewed across each piece on both diagonals once.
Here is a pincushion I  made for a friend - I had made one for myself during the year and decided it was was cute enough to repeat :-)
As I catch up on my computer time, I will share more photos later...have a great day everyone--and happy sewing--

15 comments:

Leeanne said...

Wow you got some nice presents! I hope you had a fabulous time with your family and didn't wear your hands out opening all those presents.
Cute wee bags. talk to you soon.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your gifts are all just so lovely Raewyn...

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Some one love you very much with all the hand made gifts. Happy Stitching

Lots of Fabric 2 said...

Some one love you very much with all the hand made gifts. Happy Stitching

Wendy said...

So glad you had a great time with family! That's really what it's all about and I loved hanging out with mine. Anyway, I also love that little pincushion!! So cute!

sunny said...

Lovely gifts! I really like the pin cushion. Glad to hear you had such a nice Christmas.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Lots of lovely gifts, I think the little pin cushion is really cute!

Marion B. said...

Such lovely gifts.

Maria said...

You recieved some lovely gifts and I am sure your Pretty Bright Bags were really loved by the recipients....

Shirley said...

Lovely sewing projects all round there Raewyn, glad you had a great time.

Cottage Tails said...

Your bags you made are darlings!
Love the pin cushion too.
Sounds like you had a busy Chrismtas.

Love Leanne

Melody said...

Fabulous gifts, both sent and received.

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It is fun to sew Christmas cookies out of felt.

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Beautiful bags fit for going on a trip.