As promised, here's a quick little post of a Christmas decoration I started making in my patchwork class last week.
You start off by cutting 11 triangles (from a template which was provided) in one fabric and then 11 more out of a contrasting one.
|Sew those pieces right sides together,|
turn right sides out and sew up the gap.
|Bring each point into the centre and sew down.|
|Without cutting the thread, turn over and sew the flat|
edges into the centre.
|Once you've done all 11, start sewing them|
together at the points
|Then it'll start coming to shape very quickly,|
as you only need a few little stitches to hold
each piece together
|The 'bucket' one has been sewn the other|
way round to all the rest. I've sewn it upside
down to the way it should be but
I really can't be doing with unpicking it and it
You think that looks nice?! Me too until I added some twinkly goldy bits and some red ribbon to hang it by.
Yes, I enjoyed that. No idea where I'm going to put it, so it may well end up staying in my room, so I can enjoy it.
Or it may get given to my mum if I don't get a move on and make what I'm meant to be doing for her present. I'm really not feeling the love of Christmas. I rarely do as I hate the weather at this time of year and the financial pressure it puts on people, reminds me too much of my days as a single mum.
Take care out there and please don't spend over your means - it's just not worth it, just enjoy the simple pleasures in life, such as a giggle with your friends/family xx