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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Christmas Present Ideas

I have made a start on my Christmas shopping with some lovely handmade items from Folksy.com.

Here are some similar pieces from the same shops (please click on the link below the photo to be taken to the listing for sale):-

Reindeer brooch, £7.99 from Minifelts

Rainbow Quartz Necklace, £12.00 from The Magpies Secret

Mulled Wine Christmas Soap, £1.75 from Shropshire Natural Products

These are on my Christmas list!
Winter Flowers, Quilled Paper Earrings, £25.00 from Victoria Brewer - Pure Designs

I love these hand-turned Christmas trees. They look wonderful clumped in a mini-forest.
Set of Three Trees, £12.45 from Mortimer Cartridge Woodturning

Post by Julia of *Fire Horse Textiles* and *Love Buttons HQ*


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

New Baby Bootie & Ice Skate Ornament Sewing Pattern from Sew Cute Patterns

Adorable homemade ornaments for the holidays! Create a cute baby bootie or ice skate for the tree.

Very easy to make. No sewing machine required. Both ornaments are sewn using a whipstitch done by hand.

Baby bootie is 2" tall and 4 1/2" wide. Ice skate is 3" tall and 4 1/2" wide not including the blade. 


Materials you'll need: felt fabric polyester stuffing embroidery floss shoe lace (for ice skate only) pompoms (for ice skate only)

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Monday, 24 November 2014

Christina Gregg 1960's Model

Christina Gregg  a 1960's actress and model  starred in the  tv series Danger man and The Saint. She later married lawyer Alan Joelson (first cousin of the great jazz singer). After giving birth to two sons Elliot and Daniel she decided to concentrate on modelling and a cosmetic venture based on a Vitamin E forumula. Through her work she travelled all over the world and in 1963  spent 3 weeks at the British Trade Fair in Moscow.
http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/vintage-patons-knitting-pattern-9974-his-hers-fair-isle-sweater-38-40-134485254.htm
 http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/sirdar-knitting-pattern-5477-sweater-coat-32-38-134503726.htm

Monday, 17 November 2014

New burlap snowman sewing pattern from Sew Cute Patterns

Adorable holiday d├ęcor or seasonal doorstop!  Snowman is 14" tall when finished.  Pattern includes instructions with photos and pattern pieces.  Available by instant download.

You will need burlap fabric, polyester stuffing, felt fabric, buttons, pipe cleaners and hot glue gun.

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