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Christmas sewing

December has just flown by... and I couldn't let it pass without sharing some Christmas crafty-ness we've been working on in our house.

I mentioned in my last post about a project Phoebe and I were working on. We made an Advent calendar together, sewing 24 little quilted, fully lined stockings. Phoebe did a much of the quilting.

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The little stockings ready to be sewed.

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These little stockings are quite tricky to photograph. We pegged them onto string across the wall. Each day has it's own little stocking for a surprise.

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Some close ups of the little stockings, trimmed with ribbon and rick rack.

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And a happy Phoebe!

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The fabrics I purchased last June from the Sydney craft show. The fabrics are:

And of course I couldn't let Emily go without an Advent calendar. So once the 24 stockings were made, I started on a project for Emily. Here is my gorgeous Emily with her Advent calendar.

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This project was made up as I went along. I had an idea of what I wanted to make, but after that it was created as I sewed.

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I made these little crotched felted flowers a while back, and was thrilled to see the colours of the flowers matched the advent calender. Little fabric covered buttons finished it off.

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The fabrics used for this Advent calendar were from the Spring Carnival collection by Max New, this time in the red/pink colourway.

I have also made some market bags from Park Slope fabrics. These are for sale in the Handmade store at Ribbons Galore. They are quilted on the outside, fully lined and reversible.

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And a couple of things made from Maya Road...

This little tag was a design team challenge for the Maya Road newsletter. We had to create a tag using four MR products.

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And my little reindeer ornaments which I created last year, were published in a Paper Crafts Christmas special magazine, Holiday Cards and More Vol 3, along with two other of my projects.

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Well that's about all for now. I've been busy painting a room in our house this weekend which will become my crafty room very soon.

Hope you have a good few days leading up to Christmas.

Thanks for visiting.

Cheers

Fiona x