This week I have made one Christmas present!
It is for my youngest niece for last Christmas, I’d offered to make something for her back in early December and her mummy asked me to make a cutlery roll but she hadn’t got the cutlery yet so would let me know when she had so I could work with the measurements. A few months later and they were passing by on their way back from holiday so came for dinner and a crazy few hours in our house. I showed mummy the patterns that I had received following the Dress a Girl sew-along and offered to make a dress as nothing had been done about a cutlery roll.
So, I had a sort out in my fabric stash and opted for some gorgeous prints by Jay McCarroll (Garden Friends range) and whizzed up a dress following this pattern by Cecilia of So Tei Tei. (If you’re interested in ePatterns visit Sew, Mama, Sew as this week they’ve been doing a how to series on ePatterns from purchase to making).
I don’t feel too bad about this delayed present, often as children we used to get Christmas presents from Aunts and Uncles at other times of the year, it all just depended on when we saw them. As it is a summery dress it wouldn’t have been much use to her anyway, although I think it would look just great hanging on a hook in her room!
I also had a commission last week, some bunting for a Christening gift. My customer was someone I met at a not very successful (for me) Christmas fair, just proving that while it wasn’t successful at the time you don’t know what will come in the future. He was quite concerned that he had left it too late to get it in time for the Christening but I’d just finished one complex commission and was keen to get on with something which would be straightforward!
I also took advantage of the sunshine and got Tobi to photograph the bunting I made for Leah for Christmas:
No surprise that it is in her favourite colour of orange, a print from Monaluna’s Monaco range.