Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Magazines & a sneak peak of a Christmas Present.

A little bit of excitement this week, firstly my reindeer project appeared in Simply Homemade.  A cushion, Santa sack, card holder & tree decoration, all based on my Rudolf template.  Very quick and easy projects using fleece and felt so no need for lots of fiddly hems!


They were great fun to make, although I did make them in August so I feel like Christmas has been and gone!!!

Second piece of news is that my banana basques (click here for pattern) were featured on the Mollie Makes blog & Facebook page in their Monday Moodboard.  I must admit I did wonder why the number of visitors to my visitors shot up!

Right, time for a sneak peak of one of the Christmas presents I’ve been making – I wrote last year about how my family set a small price limit on what we can buy for each adult, and every year we have a theme.  Last year was a challenge as we set the price at £0!!!   A big challenge, but one that we all embraced and had great fun with (see this post).  This year we have a limit of £2 but for that we must buy a pressie starting with the same letter as the name of the recipient.  My younger brother Dan & I have a bit of a joke going about Duct tape & how it can solve anything, so this year I have created his present from the same stuff:


Voila, a waterproof messenger/laptop bag made completely from duct tape.

Now I’ve got to think of £2 gifts starting with the following letters:

M – female, P – male, C – female, another female C, S – male, D – female.

Any suggestions??