I am about at the end of showing you my Christmas sewing - I realised I had to squeeze these posts into this week so that I could list them all as my finishes for OPAM this month. After struggling to sometimes have a finish each month, this time I am able to list the grand total of drum roll.... 15!!!
Speaking of OPAM, I have found it to be a great motivator for getting projects completed - that end-of-month deadline looming helps me to find that extra hour or so needed to put the finishing touches on a project. So I'll be signing up for it again for 2012... of course I may be a little biased as last month I was one of the lucky winners for the monthly draw.
Look what I received in the post -
|Cant wait to have a play :-)|
Below is a small wall-hanging I finished in time for Christmas.
The pattern is by Wildcraft Farm and I fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. It had a nice mixture of appliqué, piecing and stitchery. I used the Scandinavian Christmas range as used in the pattern but would love to try it in a different Christmas range another time.
I have got keen on book covers too and created this one using a recent photo of the child to whom it was intended. I was pleased with how it turned out and am pleased to say she loved it.
|I sewed a piece of clear plastic on and inserted the photo|
|And for her sister I put together a soft cover book from a bought panel.|
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE—
MAY 2012 BRING YOU HAPPINESS
AND GOOD HEALTH
(and a fair bit of sewing in between!)