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.