Thursday, January 5, 2017

Christmas makes......

In Chookyblue's SSCS I sent to Lyn in New Zealand.  ( I got a wonderful folder cover from Lyn last year so it was a bit daunting to be making for her)

I made up a pattern by Libby Richardson called Ronald Reindeer Table Runner....

It's about 1.5 metres long to give you an idea of size.....

I think the reindeers at either end are just gorgeous and I quilted around the edges in monofilament and quite tight in the background so they show up well....

.. and some big bold holly and ribbons over the strips .....

... and this is the little ornament that I made to go with it... wishing lots of Joy....

When I did the preparation for the applique I realised after I had started sewing that I had ironed them to the wrong side of the background fabric.....

... so whilst I made Lyn's I did a similar one for me ......

I did do quite a bit of work on mine in December but just ran out of time to get it completed ..... just needs the binding....

I also did a swap for FHFS which  sent to Barb ....... silly me forgot most of the pictures..... but here is a few of the things that I had made....

The main gift for Christmas Day is this Christmas wallhanging from Simply Christmas by Gail Pan

The stitcheries are lovely - I do enjoy her designs and I found some Anni Downs fabrics to join them all together....

I also did this journal cover - the B is from Michelles alphabet series and I used a free tutorial found HERE 

I added a bit of tape measure cord for a book mark....

I do love to use up vintage doilies in some of my makes too....

I put a bit of felted wook in the middle and turned it into a needlecase....

Righto, Gotto Go..... new things to make ,......


  1. Lovely gifties.....I'm sure they were well received!

  2. Hi my lovely friend,wow love all your beautiful makes,those xmas runners are awesome,i have the pattern but i have never used it,well my friend you have inspired me to get it out and boy love the gifts you sent to Barb,hope your day is a good one Fiona xx

  3. Beautiful gifties you made and sent a very cute reindeer x

  4. Love the reindeer, they look wonderful! So many pretty things you have made!

  5. Beautiful work as always - the table runner is just gorgeous.

  6. Wow Fiona, that table runner is so gorgeous and bonus to get one for yourself made too . The quilting looks amazing.
    Very pretty gifts sent to Barb too. Love how you used the doilie.

  7. Congratulations on those awesome finishes. You did a lot of secret sewing. Wow! Love the table runner; your reindeer are awesome!! What you did with the antique doily is simple fantastic. It is so lovely. Compared to the needles, I'd say it wasn't a big doily. Gorgeous! Was the book a gift for someone, or a gift to Fiona? Are you starting a quilter's journal too? I am. ;^)

  8. They're all lovely gifts! I love the reindeer, and what a great use for an old doily. I have several of them around here . . . I've made several gifts with Michelle's alphabet stitcheries.

  9. Sew many beautiful gifts you made Fiona. Love those cute reindeers on the table runners and lovely needlecase.

  10. Now how cute it that needle keeper from a small doily--great idea---
    and I love those reindeer table runners--cute and great workings--
    enjoy the moment-di

  11. Beautiful swap gifts. Love the needle case. Hugs,xx

  12. Both table runners look fab, Fiona & I LOOOOVE your doily needle case. I think I might need to make a couple of these ... I have doilies stacked waiting to be used. :0) KRIS xx

  13. Very lovely Christmas makes Fiona. That reindeer is very cute.

  14. I'm always impressed with the large variety of styles and techniques that you use, Fiona! This is such a nice group of gifts. Love the vintage doily piece especially!

  15. Lovely work Fiona and gorgeous gifts. Sometimes it can be a happy accident when you have to make another runner and keep one for yourself.
    I think your ideas with the little doilies are very smart and a great way to use them.

  16. Love the table runner! I have one to finish too! I love Gail Pan designs too and the Anni Downs fabric works perfectly with it. You are very creative with your gifts, I am sure they will be greatly appreciated.

  17. I love that tape measure marker, and the needle case is fabulous, love it

  18. Great gifts all. I love the table runner and lovely use of vintage with the needlecase. xx

  19. Love teh Gail Pan design - good to put the "wrong" reindeer to good use.

  20. Beautiful makes Fiona. The recipients were very lucky.


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