Thursday, 24 November 2011

No spoilers please!!

I am beginning to find this pre-Christmas blogging a little tricky. I have been working hard (if intermittently) on various projects for the last couple of weeks and, with the exception of a new beanbag lining for one of our very old beanbags, they are secret!Party Girls
So it is probably a little dull (if not downright frustrating) to be told that I have made a pair of lovely ***** for *****, and in a similar vein a really funky **** for both **** and ****.

Party Matthew

In the new year I may offer a small Christmas catch-up with photos if my photographer obliges; we’ll have to see. As a sop, here are a couple of photos of small children (mine) wearing their Cathy Birthday finery (mostly not made by me).

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Too hot to handle

In amongst all that bean bag making and birthday caking we had a few other birthday presents to give out; two in particular featuring more items handmade byGaenor (or me).
They were actually both pot holders, but were probably as different as two insulated fabric squares could be…
2011_09_25_08_04_42Article 1: Floral pot holder for my mother-in-law, made of vintage floral fabric with blue gingham trim, quilted in a geometric pattern.
Article 2: A more masculine pot holder for WP_000285my step-dad to use with his new toasting fork. A bit quilted, but mostly so it all stayed together.
Mum wants them now (mainly because of the fabrics).
Inspiration for both of these came from this site, but don’t look too closely – they have lots of interesting ideas which I plan to adapt, perhaps for you!