Firstly, I’ve been following the Sew Mama Sew Scrap Busters Projects during the month of October. I just loved the simplicity of the key fobs, so I made one……and then got carried away. So quick and effective. I think a few will be added to Christmas gifts.
I also finally finished Block 6 of Verandah Views. Block 7 is half done. I’m finally getting a wriggle on with these. They are just gorgeous.
And finally, Jenny from Elefantz put out a little challenge to make something for the home this month. This idea had been kicking around in my head for a while, so now was the time to bring it to fruition.
I really like the linen look that some ladies have been creating, but there isn’t really anywhere local to get some. However, I did find this rather large skirt at the Op Shop a while ago. It is 55% linen and 45% cotton. Perfect.
The fat quarters came in a little bundle at Spotlight a few months ago. I thought they looked bright and cheerful and could freshen up our kitchen.
These two placemats are what I created from the front of the skirt. I didn’t know what Mick would think of them, but he really likes them and then suggested I make some coasters to match!!!! After receiving such a positive reaction I will now make two more placemats and some coasters. It is so nice to get positive feedback.Jenny & Vicki have just started taking names for a new Swap - very simple, two Christmassy fat quarters, two Christmassy buttons and some ribbon. Pop over to Jenny's blog to sign up. And, tomorrow I should find out who my swap partner is for the Christmas Decoration, which will be fun.