Friday, 12 December 2014


Our local patchwork shop had lots of Christmas goodies in the window, so I decided to enter and just say hello to the young shop assistant while nonchalantly eying the fabrics. So tempting ... ages since I bought any .... well last Christmas to be exact ... but just in time I recapitulated, thought of my overflowing stash, bought a marker pen and went home.  I looked through my stash and found oddments to make a few cutlery holders as gifts.

The tiny cross stitch pattern I chose of a reindeer with boots, is from the magazine Labores and it stitched up in no time and I made five, one for each member of the family in question.

I made a simple pocket and added a green lining - you can just about see the lining in the photo here ...

And as always I added a smattering of beads or sequins, in this case, tiny red sequins.

I´m pleased I used up fabric from my stash and would like to make more of these time permitting but I am finishing off another Christmas project for my next post which will be on the 20th for the Advent calendar Blog Hop - hope you will pass by.

My first Christmas gift arrived this week.  A beautiful Aneela Hoey journal which I so luckily won in a giveaway hosted by Jackie at Jackie´s Stitches

The pages are either blank or graph paper, very useful for patterns and doodling etc.

Thank you Jackie for having offered such a generous giveaway - and can you believe that the journal took just six days from USA to Spain! amazing especially with the extra Christmas mail.
                                   See you next week.



  1. Beautiful idea - the stitching is so sweet! Looking forward to seeing you Advent blog post.

  2. Cutlery holders! What a great idea! Yours are so cute.

  3. I love that idea, Sheryl! Your little cutlery holders are darling as is that book you received from Jackie... How great that it arrived so quickly. I just sent some gifts to Europe from the U.S. yesterday so that gives me hope that they'll arrive before Christmas :)

  4. A really inspired idea! I'll file that one away. Your cutlery holders are just perfect for the season with that cute reindeer and sparklies.

    Congrats on winning Jackie's journal. Such a pretty cover and so useful!

  5. It's a very good idea to do it next year as a present for my bride on Christmas table:-))

  6. Those cutlery holders are such a fabulous idea. Congratulations on your win too:)

  7. That is such a clever and useful idea! And it stitched up beautifully !!
    Lovely win :)

  8. are strong woman for resisting temptation! Your cutlery holders are adorable. They will add a lovely touch to your festive table. Love your cross very cute!

  9. Love, love, love the cutlery holders! Such a clever idea and I love the bit of bling from the sequins.

    So glad you like the journal, it deserves to be used!

    Happy Holidays and a safe New Year!

  10. Dear Shery,
    beautiful stitching, congratulations on the gift you have won. Very useful.

  11. Your cutlery holders are very beautiful and the fabric you chose is perfect :) Did you sew the sequins one at a time or is it a string of sequins ?
    The gift you got is very cute !

  12. I loved the cutlry pockets!Very clever and beautiful!AriadnefromGreece!

  13. such lovely cutlery holders, I love the cute reindeer

  14. che idea bellissima! Mi piace molto

  15. Such a creative idea to make these cutlery pockets as a gift. The recipients will be thrilled.

  16. Great idea, the fabric is very pretty and the finishes with sequins are too lovely. Bravo !


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