21.8.09

PROJECTS OF THE YEAR

the insanity begins (again)
Can you believe I'm actually late in starting my Christmas presents? Normally it begins in July but I dedicated that month to coughing, trade fair, publishing and more coughing. But I've made my list (26 presents!) and I've compiled my books, materials and egg nog. There is defintely a textile theme coming through with lots embroidery (which I've become increasingly passionate about). The books above are just some of my reference points this year. I am particularly fond of the almost pornographic MADE IN FRANCE - cross stich and embroidery in red white and blue. Here are three projects that have post its and names on them...
These little babushkas will be perfect for Miss B who has a passion for them. I bought some lovely white linen for them from Patchwork on Central last Sunday...
This santa ornament is fancy enough to be special, and light enough to post to friends in the northern hemisphere. The notebook cover below is a good bloke present I think. For some reason I find the men in my life miss out a bit on this handmade stuff and I want to make more of an effort for them this time round.
But I hope you enjoy our Friday christmas posts (yes Beck is on the yule ride too).
I know you think we are crazy but there are only 126 days to go.

Ok so we are a little crazy.

2 comments:

kgirl said...

126 days? really?? now, that's just crazy!!

kate said...

hehe wow! not long at ALL!

i wish i was as organised as you guys, every year i say okay THIS year i'm going to start buying early... but sure enough, about 20th December I'm still shopping...

...maybe this year will be the year!