Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The last of my Christmas photos

I bought pens for the boys and last week I decided that I needed to give them something handmade to go with the pens. The rest of the family would open up handmade gifts on Thursday morning and it didn’t seem quite fair to me for them to miss out. So I found two notebooks and spent nearly a week working out how to make a lined cover for each (and less than a day actually stitching the covers).

This exercise could also have been a TIF offering for June. About 20 years ago my daughter made these interesting screen prints and discarded them. I could not bear to throw them out and have allowed them to mature quietly in the cupboard. I also discovered a remnant of red gabardine from some ancient project that almost matched. These covers are the result – the whole project was a total stash raid!

I have cooked 4 of the 5 Christmas cakes I hope to make – fortunately we like and eat a boiled fruit cake – plenty of whisky makes it very festive! There is other cooking to get done in the next few days so I can’t imagine that I will manage another blog entry before the big day – so Happy Christmas to everyone – have a wonderful day.


Paula Hewitt said...

very nice! it took me a while to work out how to make a book cover too. i like the screen print. have a lovely Christmas Marg - and I hope to catch up - for real - in the NEw Year. xx

karen said...

Hi Marg. thanks so much for stopping by. I don't think I've been here before, your books look great and the embroidery I have seen here is beautiful. I hope you had a lovely christmas, it seems like ages ago now!