Tuesday, November 5, 2013

An Update on Making Christmas


I haven't done an update on Making Christmas since my first list (blogged here) so thought it was high-time I checked to see where I'm at.  Thankfully, I'm happy with my progress - and even a little surprised.  Go me!  ;)

1. Robot Embroidery Library Bag


BOOK BAG - Duck, Duck, Robot

 2. Personalised Cushions / Pillows

I've made a start on one of these - with the top pieced and ready to applique with our niece's first initial, 'L'.

Patchwork Cushion top for Miss L

For this one I went with a simple patchwork design, using the same fabrics as the Owl Plus quilt - as it is for the same littlie.  Hopefully they work together well, without being too over-the-top.

3.  Kindle Cover

Absolutely no progress on this one.  Sorry Mum.

4.  Bear Paw Quilt

No progress on this one either but as bub is still yet to arrive I'm ok with that.  ;)

5.  Toffee Shards Quilt


Toffee Shards quilt

6.  Wonky Stars Quilt

This top has been done for nearly two weeks now - but other than choosing a backing fabric nothing else has happened here.

A Star is Born quilt top

Have I ever mentioned that I hate basting?!  ;)

7.  Softies for Mirabel

I've decided on an easy pattern (Barthelomew Bunny by Shiny Happy World) and have already cut out most of the pieces.  Now I just need to rummage through my mess and relocate my felt stash for the hands, feet, nose and tail.

Bunny pattern pieces - ready to sew

Of course, the rummaging-through-my-mess part doesn't sound like my idea of a good time and, as I've been itching to do something about the horror that is my sewing room I thought I might add to my original list...

8.  Reorganisation of my Sewing Room (*new*)

Granted, this isn't a make but, as it is integral to the success of future endeavours, I'm going to include it here.

Sewing Room - before

I mean, seriously, something has to be done!  My first plan is to steal these gorgeous scrap buckets.  ;)

So how are your makes for Christmas shaping up?  Don't forget to keep checking in each Saturday for added inspiration - and keep remembering to link up with your progress reports (*ahem*).



Linking up with M-R.  Hop over to see her post showing you how to make your own festive Card Holder.


  1. That bunny pattern is super cute! I think you have made way more progress on your list than I have hehe!

  2. Hello, I've joined Making Christmas, too. I hope this will help you with making a Kindle cover...
    freebiesforcrafters.blogspot.co.uk - Kindle Cover Tutorial, Saturday, October 12th. there are two patterns to make. with best wishes,

  3. You're doing marvellously with your list! You're trucking along nicely, so don't despair!
    E xx

  4. Doing good!! You'll burn though that list before you know it. :)

  5. Great progress and lovely projects. Sweet and cute!

  6. Popping over from Quilt Matters - you're doing great on your list! I absolutely LOVE your book bag - you did a marvelous job with that stitchery panel - wow!

  7. I love the book bag and your shard quilt and your other projects are coming along beautifully! I'm especially looking forward to those bunnies :)

  8. you are making amazing progress :-) Love the toffee quilt.

  9. Yay for progress! Can sympathise with the sewing room reorganisation, we have just redecorated our spare/sewing/guest room and I can't find a thing :)