Monday, 1 November 2010

Cathy's Christmas Countdown - October results

Good Monday everyone,

This weekend wasn't as productive as I would have liked it to have been, however I have completed a new project - more at the bottom of the post.  Today is the day to post my month's results for Cathy's Christmas Countdown.  I had been aiming for 15 presents this month, but I've not quite made it - I've made 12.  Some are birthday presents but with my family having birthdays in November/December, I lump them all into the same bucket!

I've posted about all but one of these gifts before so if you want to know more, see previous posts, but here they are in all their "glory":

1-5. 5 sets of 2 appliqu├ęd lavender hearts
There are 6 sets shown on the picture (wow, check out those maths skills!) but 2 of them were my one measly gift completed in September.

6-7. Two embroidered bookmarks:
(the one on the left is actually green and that carpet is blue - I didn't change any of the settings after taking the picture above...?  I don't think I'll ever be a photographer!)

8. Patchwork pig:

(This is the first item from my Craft Book Challenge)

9. Shoulder bag:

(This is the second item from my Craft Book Challenge)

10: Set of 4 coasters:

11: Sewing machine cover

12: Drawstring bag:
I made this yesterday - I'd been working on the Peter Rabbit Cross Stitch (Item 3 of my Craft Book Challenge) and decided to mount it on a little bag (it's about 30cm x 30cm / 12inch x 12inch).  It's the first time I've attempted anything like this and I am really happy with it.  I cut an aperture in the pink gingham fabric and used a fancy top stitch (the choice is limited on my mum's machine, but I do like this one).  It's also lined in pink cotton:
Which kind of shows through the white cotton and makes a very pale pink effect.

So there we have it!  Go over to Cathy's blog and see what everyone else has been up to.

Tonight is my first Sew Something class at the Husqvarna shop, I'm really excited.  We work on our own projects, but there is a teacher to help us out - I want to attempt a zip!


Libby said...

WOW! You have been busy! All the gifts are so sweet! I love the drawstring bag and the book marks!
Have fun at your class!

Tracey said...

Love the hearts they are very diffrent, has to be the poka dot love heart one ,

Peter rabbit is great allways loved the storys when i was a young, x : )

Cathy said...

I second that "WOW"!!! Everything looks AWESOME, Wendy!!! You have really been busy :) I will link you up as soon as I get the post up.

gin said...

Very nice gifts. I love that Peter Rabbit cross stitch bag.

Cathy said...

I have you down for 3 chances for each giveaway!!! One for playing, one for the link and one for the button on your sidebar :)
Good luck!!!
Thanks for playing

deepa said...

Wow!! Love the shoulder bag and Peter rabbit.I've been trying to get hold of some aida fabric to do one like that.
Hugs from India,

Ms Muffin said...

Twelve presents! WOW! I find that amazing! If I would have made half of that I would be happy!!! I have really big plans for Christmas - as I have always big plans - but usually I have to really scale them down last minute ... :-/
Am especially loving your shoulder bag and those cute heats! They are totally sweet!

Mistea said...

You are really keeping up with your challenges. Love all you projects but the bag and the pig are my favourites. It appears you have mastered the sewing machine.
Hope your zip played nice.