Saturday, 16 November 2013

Make your own personalised Christmas stocking or buy one of mine!

 Making a Christmas stocking really is easy peasy! Anyone can do it! Here is one that I made this weekend for my lovely little boy! Although he won't know it's Christmas at all this year! It takes approximately 2 hours maximum and leaves you with a family heirloom for life! Treasured happy memories for years to come when it's got out of the loft and hung up every Christmas Eve, perhaps next to a mince pie and a glass of sherry for you know who!

Cutout 2 stocking shapes right sides together

Work out some simple shapes to decorate your stocking

Iron your fabric to wondaweb and cut out your shapes

 Peel off the back of your wondaweb and iron it onto your stocking

Using a tight zig zag satin stitch sew your shapes on

Run a zig zag stitch round the endge of your stocking shapes. Attach some fur to the top for added Xmas gusto and then sew your pieces right sides together leaving a 1.5 cm seam allowance. Hey presto!

Available at my Etsy shop!

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Personalised baby quilts - international orders

My lovely James is 12 weeks old this week! Goodness me how time flies! His smiles are gorgeous and I'm so enjoying watching him grow. We go for lovely walks with dusty hound dog and spend lots of time looking at the sea! I'm hoping to stay at home more with my lovely boy and am keen to try to only return to work at my wonderful school in a part time way. I love it there but the hours are long and every moment with sweet baby James in special. So I'm stepping up the making money from home schemes! Quilting like mad! This week I had a couple of exciting international orders one from Ireland and one from the Netherlands. I loved completing them and James it turns out quite likes the sound of the sewing machine whirring!



Below are some step by step photos to my quilt  to inspire you! If you would like your own visit my Etsy shop - link to the right and buy your own!