I’ve been inspired by watching Debbie Shore on Create and Craft – not being a machine sewist it is wonderful and encouraging to see things explained so simply that even I have had a go.  And of course I’ve had to add a bit of beading.  So far I’ve just made pincushions – three different shapes, but all done by hand sewing.  I honestly did use my machine at first but it all went haywire so I reverted to my favourite method and away went the machine again.

Stuffed hex pincushion
Stuffed hex pincushion
Owl pincushions
Owl pincushions

So now, as it’s only a few days to THE day I’ve decided to go country for our Christmas table  – with added beads!  So off now to get gingham and floral fabrics – in blue of course – to make placemats, napkins, napkin rings, glass tags, table runner, table cloth – anything I’ve forgotten?  Oh yes, table centrepiece.  Hmm – better get going.