Thursday, December 8, 2016

Secret Santa ......

Friday night sewing group, a lovely bunch of friends, had a sewing time/Christmas party/secret santa time last week....

We all took yummy snacks to share (that was my Santa hats that melted and fell apart) and a small gift....

I found a pretty little sugar bowl and magnetic pad ..... and a fat quarter of Christmas fabric....

... but I turned the sugar bowl into a mini sewing kit.....
- made a pincushion in the top and stuffed a bunch of useful stuff inside the bowl....

... and all wrapped up in the fat quarter to look like a Christmas pudding! and added a hand made ornament

.... and there was a parcel with my name on it.... 

- it's hard to get a clear picture but there are these two really fun fabrics with a mexican feel.  I do love lizards so they are just right and lovely and bright....

- also a charm and earrings - 

I'm thinking a bag?

There was another lovely pincushion gift but mine needed a little nip and tuck so I will show you after it's plastic surgery is completed......

Meanwhile, back at home I continue with Christmas decorations... these lovely little reindeer are from a pattern by Molly and Mama... 

I only recently got to know about Lauren and her very cute patterns - they are 50% off (PDF patterns) at the moment.  Have a pop by and look at her work - you won't be disappointed.

Lauren is a local Toowoomba girl and is going to be one of the guests at next years Stitchers Day out at The Quilters Angel, I'm looking forward to seeing what she designs for us.

Righto, Gotto Go.... I've still got a few more decorations to finish off (they are actually UFO's that have waited a few years!!)


  1. What a great idea with your gift Fiona.... it's given me a good idea...!! And cute little reindeer decorations, sounds like I'll have to check out the link. Out of interest what time of the year is the Stitchers Day Out?

  2. Great gift Fiona. To turn the inside of the lid into a pincushion is a wonderful touch. I'm sure it was very well received. (Lucky girl.) The gift you received is almost asking for salsa dip. So lovely. Your little reindeer are adorable. Love it! ;^)

  3. This certainly is a FuN time of the year isn't it... Ho Ho Ho xox

  4. Wonderful gifts and that makes a beautiful pin cushion.


  5. Love the pincushion idea! It certainly made a convincing Christmas pudding......never seen that lizard fabric before, it's great fun.

  6. Love your pincushion sewing kit and deco......very cute reindeer too xx

  7. Hi Fiona ,what a wonderful clever idea ,you are very clever,love the reindeers too ,well done my friend xx

  8. Lovely gifts Fiona. Great idea for the sugar bowl.
    It is definitely Christmas time.

  9. i also like what you made from the sugar bowl.. your pudding looked great wrapped in Chrissy fabric and tied with a cute ornie....
    Will check out the link , sweet reindeers..

  10. Great work on transforming the sugar bowl and I love you 'Mexican' fabrics! xx

  11. Clever girl you are thinking of the pincushion in the sugar bowl idea and wrapping it up like the pudding is the icing on the cake 😊 Sweet little reindeer ornaments , you are a busy little elf .

  12. I love what you did with the sugar bowl - both changing its use and wrapping. Lots of fun.
    And the reindeer do look gorgeous!


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