Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What???? Christmas Goodies Already????

Narelle is hosting One Christmas Item a Month again this year.... it was so great doing this last year... in fact I did two Christmas challenges and it meant I had a lovely stock of Christmassy things....

There is no pressure... if you get one done all is good.... if you don't... it is still all good!!!

I was gifted a lovely panel last year - it was the wrapping for my SSCS parcel from Sharon ....


so this was the first thing I made for Christmas this year.....

it was a nice broad panel... for a broad #&%%&@.  I always wear an apron for cooking and I didn't have a Christmassy one... so this is perfect...


I wanted to get some Christmas gifts done too... so I sewed up these dishtowels with some applique....
(beautiful preloved cotton/linen fabric - ex tablecloth)

It is a fiddle sewing up all the hems around the cloth
but the quality of fabric is so nice I think it is worth it


the mushrooms are adapted from an ornament design found HERE at A Spoonfull of Sugar... such a fun blog with a lot of variety... they also do food things.... which I like... in case you didn't know....


and the mittens are from a free pattern given by Erin Russek HERE at One Piece at a Time 
Erin does amazing needleturn applique and I have learnt a lot from her.. one day I may even tackle one of her wonderful quilts....


I have done the applique for some pot mitts/mats to go with them.... but they still need to be finished off ....


What about you...  doing stuff for Christmas?  I promise, promise, promise it is worthwhile.... and fun... come join us at Narelle's..... there is a page HERE  for all the things made... so always somewhere to visit for inspiration 

22 comments:

  1. Gorgeous apron ... I'd use it in winter too.
    Lovely idea for using an x-tablecloth.

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  2. well done my friend,great finishes for the month,love the idea for the tea towels,and how cute are those mushrooms.xx

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  3. Love the apron. It will be such fun to wear come Christmas. Tea towels turned out great for some lucky recipient. Nola

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  4. how beautiful.and what a great idea i never get around to my christmas crafting..im def going to join in :)

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  5. Love the mushrooms ...... I have Pinned them so they are on the to do list ..... maybe as xmas tree decorations. Huge thanks for the inspiration and you have many lovley xmas items there

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  6. sonds like you have a good start on Christmas already. Maybe I should join in on 1 item a month. Thanks for letting us know that this is going on this year.
    hugs

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  7. Gorgeous work Fiona. I promised my self I'd do some Christmas sewing each month, so I'd better get a wriggle on. I love your tea towel idea so much I think I'll make some too. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Well done! Still struggling with my first christmas item, too many ideas running through my mind and not transferring to my fingers.

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  9. Lots of lovely things...the little mushrooms are really cute.
    Have a couple of items in my Christmas gift sack.

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  10. You are far too organised!! Love the apron panel, saw them for the first time this year and thought they were a great idea. Your dishtowels are lovely I especially like the mushrooms. Hugs

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  11. The apron is fabulous and the mittens look great too :) Well done :) hugs Vicki x

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  12. Gorgeous projects. The apron is very Christmassy and I like those dish towels, especially the mushroom designs. Thanks for the link to the source blog.

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  13. What fabulous Chrissy project. I just love the mushies best. thanks for the link. Will check it out.

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  14. Now those are some fun Christmas projects. I just love snowmen!

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  15. wow you are being so organised....you just inspired me....there was a great pattern for tea towels over on
    Polka dot's and rickrackhttp://polkadotsandrickrack.blogspot.com/

    and now i am going to add a christmas theme.....

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  16. Loving the applique, and the apron is a great idea. Look out Christmas!!

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  17. love the apron...and the tea towels..you are keeping busy Bubz..

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  18. The apron is great. Panels are so good. Your dishtowels are very cute.

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  19. Your apron is just lovely and your little appliqués are gorgeous! You are making a wonderful start for 2012.

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  20. Lovely apron and so sweet appliquès:-)Great with 1 project a month,somethïng to concider!

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  21. Lovely....I should be doing an apron for Christmas. I looked for one the week before Christmas day because we were having Jim's family over and I wanted to dress nice but still protect my clothes. I had seen some earlier at Hobby Lobby but they had sold out so I ended up with my William Sonoma striped one on.
    Mama Bear

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