Tag: #christmas

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2 weeks before Christmas  back in 202I decided to write a Christmas story for my grandsons, who were staying from the 21st. Aged 6 and 4 I couldn’t find a story I thought they would like, a story that had a few more words and less pictures to the page. So I decide to write…

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As Tilly wiped around the scullery sink in the light of the dying fire, she thought back over the past three years. Since coming to work for Miss Charlotte following the death of her mother, she had not only learnt much more about the running of a household, she was aware of how much she…

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Following on from my 9 Sparkle Stars blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 8 Felt Bells. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments have been made very quickly and…

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Following on from my 5 Fancy Bows blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 4 Santa Stockings. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments have been made very quickly…

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Following on from my 4 Santa Stockings blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 3 Holly Leafs. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Beads or buttons (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments…

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Following on from my 3 Holly Leafs blog. On the twelve’s days of Christmas the sewer gave to me 2 Xmas Puddings. You will need: • Felt • Needle and matching thread for hand sewing (optional) • Scissors • Hot Glue gun and glue sticks (optional) • Beads or buttons (optional) • https://ukqu.co.uk/shop/free-patterns-and-tutorials/ornaments/ These ornaments…

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I’ve been burbling on recently about units and blocks and grids and other arcane patchwork stuff including blocks that don’t appear to have a grid but are pieced on the diagonal instead. I thought I would have a look at one of these blocks and the different ways and means of piecing it. The block…

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For those that have read some of my previous Christmas blogs may suspect that I am a Bah Humbug. But this year I wanted to do something a little different, as we have recently become a blended family and we have the joy of readymade grandchildren. We will be going to their house for Christmas…

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I was really pleased to receive sample squares of this traditional Christmas fabric – ‘traditional’ is not my usual thing so I was looking forward to a challenge and being able to make whatever I liked with it. Classic Christmas is made up of 10 different prints in green, red, cream and gold in a…

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Tilly took one last look around the cottage from the doorway. Almost all the possessions and furniture that she had grown up with had been sold to pay the debts which had built up during her mother’s last illness, leaving only bare floors and a cold fireplace. Picking up the bundle and the basket containing…

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Over the years I have made a lot of Christmassy things and looking through my old photos brings back some lovely memories…so I thought I would share them with you. Cute little advent stockings….   Yes… I made all 24…     These were a popular little make a few years ago… A waistcoat for…

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I have a lot of books – and magazine ’specials’ – with a Christmas theme. Most of them were bought in my early patchworking years when I felt in need of ideas, inspiration and patterns and many were acquired second-hand. Later on they were useful to take into class with me to show students who…