Thursday, 1 January 2009

Christmas creations

Here are some of the things I have been doing recently.  This bag was made from lovely fabric I found at a sale price and the pattern is from the book Sew Pretty Homestyle.  I think I might have shown the other bag on another post and at the time was struggling with the pattern but I mastered it in the end and made two of them in this fabric and one in the stripey. (photos don't really do the first one justice but you get the idea!)

Then I made 6 of these tote bags for all the girls in the family including mum-in-law and her friend who were staying with us over Christmas.  They are made using African fabric (brought back by another friend from Angola) and are to remind us all of daughter no.2 who leaves for Uganda for two years next Tuesday!!  The idea is that whether we use them for shopping or just storing things it will help us to think of her - not that any of us will forget really but I think you understand the sentiment and they were appreciated.

Some of the patchwork quilted cushions that went out as gifts this Christmas.  It has all been such fun, experimenting with fabric and patterns and I am inspired to do more.  But I will leave the 'show and tell' for now as I am hoping for a skype conversation with a friend in the US anytime now.  Hope you are having a great first day in 2009!

1 comment:

Tracy said...

Happy New Year to you & yours, Sheila! Wishing you all the best in 2009! Love all your stitching've been busy in spite of the holidays. Love the bags...they have a look of summer about them. The patchwork cushions are delightful too. Happy Days in the new year with creativity blooming. :o) ((HUGS))