This month, I finished this mug rug that I hoped to finish last year. The "Snowman" is a digital stamp from The Paper Shelter. I read that the black ink in most inkjet printers is permanent (though the color ink may not be, depending on the printer.) So, I printed this digital stamp onto a sheet of fabric, colored it with crayons and heat set the color following the guidelines found in a couple of tutorials on-line. Snowflakes and the words were hand embroidered. I plan to wash this one before adding it to the gift box, just to make sure the printer ink is colorfast. I hope so, as a similar mug rug is planned for next month. I will let you know then. -Renee
After almost burning my fingers on my too hot porridge bowl this morning, I promised myself some sewing time today ... 2 bowl cozies later and I haven't really saved my own fingers just yet.
You see I had the fabric cut before Christmas to make them up as gifts ... but ran out of time. These 2 will be off to their rightful owners on Monday as belated stocking fillers so I'm sharing here for my January make.
Who else has an item that didn't quite make the finish list for 2017 ... Or have you made an early start for 2018? Make yourself at home here in our 1XiaM workshop with fellow crafty elves, share your makes and look forward to a stress free Christmas 2018.
I needed a few last minute stocking fillers... so I made these.
They are called an Ouch Pouch and are filled with the necessities... bandaids, hand sanitizer, safety pin, chap stick...etc...
Thanks Narelle for all the encouragement throughout the entire year. For without this "club" I wouldn't get as much sewn.
I hope we will be doing it again in 2018...
Until then... Merry Christmas & a safe New Year.
Christmas Wishes to everyelf from this very tardy chief elf. Big thank you to those who have continued to post and visit our little workshop ... what can I say but something had to take a backseat and sadly it has been my crafting. I did manage to complete my November block for A Holly Cottage Christmas.
If you managed 1 item a month (or more), or just 1 this year then you made a head start for a less stressed Christmas. Now take the time to enjoy wrapping your gifts or displaying your beautiful decorations.
As its only early in December, there's still time to whip up something special. Joy @ Days Filled With Joy is sharing her "12 Days of Last Minute Christmas Gifts". Pop over and check out the tutorials for some quick and cute ideas. Thanks Joy
Please continue to share any makes for December and may your Christmas be filled with love and peace xx