Once upon a time, I used to be up way after midnight every Christmas Eve finishing rag dolls, sewing sequins on fairy dresses, stuffing soft toys…generally putting all those last little finishing touches to sewing projects destined to be presents for Christmas morning.
In recent years, after a last minute scrabble around I whip up some Stockings to replace the ones that have got lost since last year and that’s about it. Whilst I’ve no special objection to buying presents I can’t help feeling that something of the spirit has gone out of it – something of the specialness of giving something I’ve put care and thought and time into.
This year I am determined to (at least partially) reclaim the handmade Christmas. I am making a list of things I hope to make in time for Christmas. If I manage to complete it I’ll add what else I’ve made to the list as I go along!
I will report back with my weekly progress on Mondays and do a final post with a mosaic of everything on 9th January (to get clear of the holiday weeks).
I have a wonderful button very kindly made for me by my friend Lucy at Charm About you so please take it with you and come back to visit on Mondays and we can encourage each other and catch up with how we’re getting on. Please also go and visit Lucy She really is a star!
Edited to add: Following Rebbeca Lynne’s Comment (below) I think I have worked out how to do a linky so, hopefully, you”ll be able to link up. I am starting to feel like a ‘real’ blogger now!
Happy Sewing :)
MAKING CHRISTMAS LIST
2 x Sewing/Mending Kits
3 x Wall Hangings
1 x Apron + Kitchen Things
Finish Bear (a UFO knitted from our own sheep wool)
Finish Hexie Quilt (sofa throw and extra bedding when lots of people come)
Floor Cushions (for TV room when lots of people come)
Draft Excluders (for when heat wave ends)
1 x Table Runner for secret partner in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap organised by Susan who blogs at Canadian Abroad.
1 or 2 x Christmas Ornament for secret partner in Susan’s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap