Sunday, 22 December 2013

Done Deal...

I have finished my Christmas making and it feels so so good!


The table mats are ready to wrap; lesson learnt from yesterday, I took photos whilst the daylight was good, albeit before I tied off and buried the threads, but at least they look pretty much how they do in real life.


A charm pack of Bluebird Park and natural Essex Linen from Fabric HQ and all eight actually do measure up at 12" x 15", not huge. but plenty big enough for when there are that many round the table.


I am going to have to start canvassing ideas for next year, as my parents now have their quota of the big makes, or have they earned a year off?!

That done, tomorrow I will have to tidy up my side of the conservatory/dining room so that it doesn't feel like we are eating our Christmas lunch in a fabric addict's lair!

The hand stitching projects are on standby, but honestly I don't think there will be time or energy for much over the next week or so, hence blogging may be a bit more sporadic, but that's going to be pretty much par for the course for everyone.

So for now, have fun with all that last minute prep; stay warm, dry and happy xxx

24 comments:

  1. Pretty mats. Watch that no one spills gravy on them! Di x

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  2. Gorgeous and yay for being done. Hope you have a fab holiday with lots if resting and fun

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  3. Love the mats. I did a massive tidy up today, but managed to leave the machine out for now :-)

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  4. I tidied the dining room last weekend as we had visitors, but I've messed it up again now, so I've got to do it again!

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  5. They are great. Love bluebird park. Have a great Christmas!

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  6. Oh well done I still have scarves to make and a dressing gown to embroider, then I'm done

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  7. Love your mats....congratulations on finishing.

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  8. They look great! I love that fabric line :)

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  9. Great mats! Thankfully since moving my fabric space I can now shut the door and pretend it's nice & tidy when people come round :) Have a fab Christmas x

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  10. I have to finish my own placemats, yours are lovely, a great present.

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  11. Beautiful! Enjoy a well earned break! Jxo

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  12. Lovely job! I have my last gift in its third wash (had fabric bleed). Blarg.

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  13. Woohoo to finishing! I'm nearly done - the last pressie has given me fits and has nearly learned to fly a few times...

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  14. These mats are beautiful....think I may make some in the New Year. I have some very old Laura Ashley mats that I could just cover because pink flowered mats on the table aren't really my thing nowadays :)

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  15. Lovely placemats. Such a pretty fabric line, love those little flowers! Well done for getting everything done... and breathe....;)

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  16. Woohoo to being done! I have the small matter of some small makes ... Oh and a quilt! The table to clear is tomorrow's job :). Hoppy your Christmas is calm, happy, merry and bright! Xx

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  17. well done!!!!!!! They look fab :-D

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  18. Beautiful work, as usual!! I'm all done too, even braved the supermarket today for the fruit salad supplies (my meagre offering to the groaning table at my sisters home on Xmas Day) Some serious sewing will commence Boxing Day ! Wishing everyone in the Flying Blind house a wonderful Christmas, keep warm whilst we all swelter and fall into the pool.........

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  19. Lovely mats and well done on ticking the last project off of the list! I have a couple more gifts to make but they are for my son's fiancee and they won't be here till after Christmas so have a few days grace thank goodness.

    Have a wonderful Christmas and a sparkling New Year!

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  20. nice mats,and idea for next year for here

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  21. Congrats on getting everything all finished. I really like the colours used in the table mats. Happy Christmas.

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  22. Lovely place mats. I haven't made any handmade gifts this year, so I shall file that idea away for next Christmas! Have a wonderful time, Merry Christmas! xxxx

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