Thursday, December 27, 2012

UFO made into a Christmas gift ......

I have spent a happy couple of hours this morning catching up on blogs and emails... so fun to see what Santa and the elves dropped off around the world

Wishing all of you a wonderful rest of the Christmas season

Here at home we had agreed home made gifts this year so I made this oblong piece into a bag for my daughter ....

This is the picture I included on my list of UFO's at the beginning of the year


I had previously 'candlewicked' the design and added wadding and done the quilting.....

(I think originally the design was for a long cushion)


so all I needed was to add a lining... with pockets... and some rope straps....


I put the seam in the middle on one side .....


... perfect for these warm summer days....

and perfect for me to have finished off another UFO


This little card wallet was included....


.... is it ok for a mother to lie about only home made?????....


Righto, Gotto Go..... frantically trying to tidy up for next year - some of those UFO's have been hanging on too long!


30 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous Fiona , your daughter must have been thrilled !! Hey you can't have a purse without some kind of cash ;-) hugs Sheila

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  2. Beautiful Fiona. I bet DD was chuffed and Sheila is right, you gotta have a little spendings in a new purse.

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  3. Perfect summer time bag and card wallet.

    Happy tidying.

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  4. What a pretty bag for summer! :0)

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  5. what a wonderful gift to give Fiona,that bag is absolutely gorgeous,love the candle wicking on it,you are so clever,and what a lovely touch to add the little purse and card,all up the perfect gift,well done.xx

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  6. Spectacular!!!!! It just shows what you can do with a UFO... Yep I did a wee bit of fibbing about pressies this year - but it did take the pressure off everyone....And mums don't fib - they just embroider the truth... :-)

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  7. Lovely work Fiona, its the perfect bag for summer

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  8. It is a gorgeous bag, Fiona. The koala fabric on the card wallet is so beautiful. Definitely the Gift Card is allowable.
    Hugs xx

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  9. That is beautiful, love the stitchery. My daughter came over with a new purse like that and I thought, you know, I could have made that for you, lol. I guess I need to start practicing my sewing skills this year.

    Debbie

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  10. Beautiful Fiona. Love the wallet. Hugs,

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  11. It is beautiful. Have fun cleaning, I feel its the season for it, especially with so many new projects planned for 2013!

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  12. Fabulous bag, love the rope handles....perfect!...great little wallet, you've reminded me that I received one of those a couple of weeks ago now where did I put it, mmmm.....oh and you have to give money in a purse or bag it's the rule...

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  13. LOVE that purse! Genius how you put it all together, too! Perfect! And the little card wallet is sweet! Very nice to 'fill' it with a gift card, too! You're a good mom! :o)

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  14. Lovely, lovely. What a great bag your cushion project made- great idea by you ;-)

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  15. A perfect finish for a UFO.. Looks great. would even make a great swimming bag..

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  16. great re purposed project and the little card wallet is very nifty. It is definitely ok for mums to stretch the home made boundaries.
    Way too much ufo talk going on.. lol might have to check my own list.

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  17. Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning and elegant and off course WOW WOW WOW

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  18. What a lovely bag, beautifully quilted

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  19. Oh I am loving that bag, I may have to think about doing something similar for my trip to the UK....not sure I have enough time but I do love yours. Hugs x

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  20. I think that you could be forgiven for extending the meaning of "homemade". Lovely bag, beautiful detail.

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  21. It's just a little white lie......wrapped beautifully in a handmade bag!

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  22. What a great gift......and so personal!

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  23. What a beautiful finish to a UFO x

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  24. I have really enjoyed your fun Christmas cartoons Fiona!! And the gifts you made are gorgeous, hugs Wendy

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  25. Mums can do whatever they like, that's why we like to make the rules.....
    What a beautiful gift, I have never tried candlewicking, but I love the texture that it gives. Lovely!

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  26. Fiona that bag is absolutely gorgeous, you very clever talented lady! x

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