You need to be quiet please because my sewing machine is sleeping. She is having a well deserved rest after her pressie making fest. The last of my presents is stitched, pressed and wrapped and here they are in a quick sneek peek for you -
|made from Artsy Craftsy Babe's Pleated Tote Bag tutorial|
|triple pocket inside the bag - I love this lining!|
Someone has dropped lots of hints about the shape and size of a bag I made for myself earlier this year being just perfect so this one is now taped up inside festive paper with their name on the tag. Bit nervous about my fabric choice on this one. I love it and would happily keep it for myself, just not so sure what the recipient will make of it.
I had a little play with quilting the lining on this one and really like the wavy line gridwork that I ended up with. I would like to try this out on a quilt sometime soon (is it just me who thinks it's scary to try something different when quilting?), just have to pluck up the courage to give it a go.
And (drumroll please) as my final handmade pressies I finished up this bouquet of crocheted brooches.
A couple of these are specifically destined for some stockings but the rest are little pot luck pressies for those who would like one at our family Boxing Day gathering. I know you don't see blue roses too many places but I think the blue/teal ones are my favourites in this bunch.
Phew! It's been quite a month or two of making, but I do hope it'll be worth it when folks open their gifts this weekend.
Hope your gift making is going well too!