Sunday, 7 December 2014

Tales from the Crafting Corner (2)

I had hoped that this would be a regular post, but it seems I might have chosen the wrong time of year to do it. As the festive season kick starts into action, I am finding myself working lots of hours so the crafting is nearly at a standstill. Not to mention, reading. My poor blog was abandoned all week, as I struggled to play catch up. However I have plans for this week, so I thought I would share those with you in the hope that once Christmas arrives, I might have time to stop and craft.
Firstly I want to share my Christmas present with you. Well, I haven’t technically got it yet, as it has to be kept for Christmas, but it is in the house.

This little beauty!!!! I’ve been after a new sewing machine since I moved to Sussex, but never got round to replacing my very basic Brother one. But since working at Hobbycraft, I’ve been desperate to start sewing again and as I got a very good deal on this, I honestly couldn’t resist. I bought some fat quarters to go with it and I also have a couple of sewing kits I want to use it for too. I’m going back to basics as it has been a long time since I used a sewing machine and it looks like my daughter might have to show me how to use it again.
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You may remember that a couple of weeks ago, I showed you my pom pom wreath. Well as that one was for a demonstration at work, I decided to make another one for home. I am half way through it and hope to get it finished by the end of the weekend.  Then I hope to start making the sequin decorations above. I have a little obsession going on with polystyrene at the moment and I find myself coming up with different ways to decorate it.
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I also plan to make these. Apologies for the poor picture. If you can’t work out what they are, I can tell you. They are wine glass charms which have been cross stitched onto plastic canvas. They are then attached to wire rings which you can put around your wine glasses so that you don’t muddle them up for Christmas. Aren’t they fab. They should take about 2 hours each to make, so I am hoping to get them done for Christmas. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
So that’s all from the crafting corner of the blog this week. Look out for lots of book posts this week.

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