Saturday, October 3, 2009

With Christmas approaching.....

...I'm in Christmas mood! :) Yes, I know, I know.... There are still +2 months until Christmas, but I don't want rushing the last days to get things done. That is why I have made a few things for myself.
I love the Australian crafts magazines! They always have so many budget projects made from scraps and here is one I just "had to" make! :) Cute little daisies, a combination of applique and embroidery. It measures 12" x 14" (30 x 36cm).


Another budget buster is this cute little basket, made from leftover pieces. Last year - long before I started this blog - I made "Snow Wonderland" by Whimsicals - and was left with quite some leftovers. I have used those leftovers for the basket - I think the snowman and crow are just so darling! :)) I have decorated the basket with buttons. I think the basket will be nice for nuts.... or even sweets... It measures 3,5" x 4,5" (9 x 11,5cm) diameter.

The crow...

...and the snowman. :)

The Christmas bag; made of the same collection + a few other matching fabrics. I've used black linen for the lining. It has a magnetic bag closure too. I had to go to Port Louis to get it - one dozen - doesn't sell less....
T'was the night before Christmas
and all through the house
not a creature was stirring
not even a mouse..!



(I'm sorry the photos are a bit blurred - didn't get them better...)

6 comments:

karenfae said...

Astrid you sure have been busy - the bags are all so cute.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Fiesta said...

you have been a busy girl. I too love the Autralian magazines and I love to get them if I can find them on sale. Besides saving on fabric there are always projects that suit every taste and need.

Lappedamen said...

Very cute basket – it would be nice with nuts for Christmas. The bag is great.

Sissel H.S said...

Oh so sweet curves you have made, perfect for nuts for Christmas

Nettie said...

oh all of these items made from 'scraps' are wonderful! I buy those Australian magazines also, they are excellent, just like your work, hugs Nettie

Jackie said...

You've been busy. So smart to get started early! Love your projects!