Making Christmas Week 11

Welcome to Making Christmas Week 11! 

Firstly, I’d like to say Thank You to all of you who have linked up and/or commented these last 11 weeks. I really appreciate all your support and encouragement with my attempt to reinstate a, partly!, handmade Christmas and I’ve been really inspired by all the wonderful projects you’ve shared. This is, of course, the last Making Christmas for this year and lots of people have already left blogland for Christmas but if you’ve got any last minute finishes you want to link do join the party.

This week I’ve just made some cushions and started to think about decorations.


I’ve also sent all my Christmas cards and bought presents!
I’ve put an next to the bear and floor cushions because, although I haven’t ticked off everything I started with, this is much more than I’ve made for Christmas in years (and certainly more than I expected to accomplish when we started this back in October). I’m very happy with that and I’m not going to spend the next week feeling as if I should be making the bear and floor cushions!
Now my list of things I want to make in time for Christmas is looking like this: 


2 x Sewing/Mending Kits X
3 x Wall Hangings X
1 x Apron Kitchen Things
Finish Bear (a UFO knitted from our own sheep wool)X
Finish Hexie Quilt (sofa throw and extra bedding when lots of people come)
Floor Cushions (for TV room when lots of people come) X
Draft Excluders (for when heat wave ends) X
1 x Table Runner for secret partner in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap organised by Susan who blogs at Canadian Abroad. STARTED
1 or 2 x Christmas Ornament for secret partner in Susan’s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap ?
Blue and Cream Quilt
Cushions x 3
Jewellery Rolls
Two Hanging Birds
Pot holder x 2
Oen gloves x 3
Hare decoration
Dog Blanket
Sofa Throw
3 sofa cushions
Please link up with whatever you’ve been doing this week and remember to come back on 9th January (to get clear of the holiday weeks). As promised in my very first Making Christmas post, we’ll have a final linky party with a mosaics of everything we’ve linked to Making Christmas 2011 and a little celebration.

I’m linking this post to Rebecca Lynne as part of TTT (I’m behind on my thinking this week!)

And, finally I’ll just mention that I was lucky enough to ‘win’ a place in Katie’s Pay it Forward. This means, of course, that I’m also going to Pay it Forward At the moment, I only have two entries so if you’d like a little handmade gift from me during the next year hop over to my Pay it Forward Post and you can be the third :)


8 thoughts on “Making Christmas Week 11

  1. Rebecca Lynne says:

    Janine you have gotten SO MUCH DONE!!! Whew hew…almost there! I haven't touched a computer in, wow, 3 almost 4 whole days. Dr's orders to relax…but if I post for Christmas I will definitely link to you. Thank you so much for doing Making Christmas…this was the best helper ever this season!!!


  2. Pat says:

    Your Christmas decorations look fabulous. Thank you so much for hosting this linky party. I've really had a great time. I look forward to seeing everyone's mosaic in January. A very Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  3. Janine says:

    Sorry! I put the end time instead of the start time on the linky – only 11 weeks practice :( I've changed the linky so it should work from now until Christmas. Thanks for letting me know, Lucy x


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