Monday, 12 December 2016

Merry Makes

 We have been very busy here with our christmas making, gift buying and list writing..........
 ..............for the past couple of months, in between working on commissions, i have been sewing with the bright and colourful flower sugar holiday fabrics from lecien...........i showed you the star and bauble quilt in a recent post and as you can see i have used the scraps and made some cute pincushions, one with an applique star..........
 ................and one with an applique heart.............
 ............they make nice little extras for my stitching friends at christmas.............
 .............i also made a little holly scissor keep for a bit of festive stitchery............
 ................and a stocking with the gorgeous bauble decorated fabric...........
 .................the tiny mouse has a nice new quilt and pillow to snuggle under on christmas eve...........
 ................the bedtime mouse pattern is in my book modern vintage gifts..........
 ...............and i sewed a few of my favourite hearts...........
 ..................these are decorated with holly berries and hung up with candy cane baker's twine.....
 ................a few weeks ago i found my lost box of tiny baubles in a rarely-looked in cupboard among my old diaries....(so that was my safe place?).....last christmas i looked for them for a long time and just couldn't find them :)...............
 ..............and now it is time to declare the winner of last week's christmas giveaway..........first a huge thank you to everyone who took part and left such sweet and lovely comments xxx..........
the winner this time is rhona at tangled threads...........congratulations to you rhona and please will you email me your address so i can send your gifts to you .................

..................there will be another giveaway in january so do look out for that :).......
.............thank you for visiting here dear readers and for your kind comments............i hope you are enjoying the countdown to christmas and getting all your lists ticked off ...........i had a lovely christmassy city shopping day with my eldest daughter last week and got quite a few gifts sorted....just got to wrap them now............wishing you a happy week and some merry making, especially of the crafty kind....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

36 comments:

Robbienae said...

Congrats to Rhona for winning the give a way. I know she will love and cherish Holly!!

Susan said...

Oh, I love how you decorated that tree with hearts and the tiny baubles. I love your hearts with cranberries too. So cute and clever. And Lecirn Flower Sugar is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with us.

And a congrats to Rhona.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

congrats to Rhona...she's a very lucky lady. :)
Love all your pretty little festive makes and tiny mouse's quilt is beautiful, she looks very cosy!
So glad you found those gorgeous baubles. :)
happy new week Helen,
V x

KC'sCourt! said...

Love your makes.
The are gorgeous baubles, glad you found them.

Julie xxxxxxxxx

Kate said...

Love the beauty of your post.
Congratulations Rhona!

Jo said...

What a lot of beautiful festive stitchery. Jo x

Mickie said...

Helen,
Such a cute Christmas post. So glad you found your box of little baubles. I thought I had lost a box of my Grandmother's baubles last year, and was so happy to have found it. Always love seeing a new pincushion. I have several that I use in different locations.
Thank you for sharing.
Mickie, Indiana USA

Terri Brantley said...

Congratulations Rhonda! Holly will be a lovely addition to your home!

I look forward to every post! I made a needle book for both of my sisters. Thank you for the idea!

Merry Christmas Helen! 🎄

Pat said...

So happy for the winner of Holly! would you ever consider creating a pattern for Holly's knitted dress and hat? They are both so pretty! Your "merry makes" make me happy!

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful Christmas projects and tree ornaments - so glad you found them! Love how you tucked in the little mouse with a new pillow and quilt :)!

Studio Maywyn said...

Happy Christmas!
Congratulations to Tangled Threads
The white branch tree is beautiful. What kind of tree are they from?

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Helen! I'm happy you found your baubles! They look lovely with the hearts on a white tree. I have my hearts on a drift wood tree with 'silver' baubles. You have made lots of beautiful festive sewings and made me think that I should make also Christmas quilt for my bedtime mouse. x Teje

Marta said...

Bel tessuto per i puntaspilli e molto decorosi i cuori. Ciao

Gracie Saylor said...

So many of my safe places are still safe I am especially encouraged to know that you found one of yours, Helen! My stitching is even slower than usual but I spent the morning wrapping little gifts, putting them in a box and will be headed off to the post office soon. Hooray! Thanks for sharing some of your latest sweet makes. I do so want to come play at your house :) xxxxxx

Claudia said...

What a lovely post. I like everything you've made. Congratulations to the winner!
Merry Christmas!

Jane said...

Aww Helen that gorgeous mouse...so sweet. Well done to the lucky winner, an early Christmas for her. I'm glad to hear your shopping is going well. Good luck with the wrapping, it's a job I try to fob off to M..LOL. Enjoy all the festivities, hugs xx

bj said...

the little mouse is so adorable...

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Congrat's to the winner. I'm sure she will enjoy bunny, Holly!

deb

Cindy said...

I love all of your Christmas makes - That fabric is so pretty! have a great week full of fun preparations!

Lorrie said...

Such pretty Christmas makes. Pin cushions are great gifts and always appreciated by sewists. I'm glad you found your shiny box of tiny baubles - how pretty they look all neat in the box. Enjoy your week!

cristina said...

Congrats Rhona! And happy Chritsmas for you, Helen!
My best wishes for you and your family and friends!

Amy DeCesare said...

So much Christmas joy on this post. Thank you for sharing closeup glimpses of the baubles and pinnies. I love them all!!! ❤️🎄❤️🎄❤️

Frances said...

It's looking so very festive around your place, Helen! You do have a magical touch.

Congratulations to Rhona!

xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What beautiful things you've been making. Of course I am sad that I missed your giveaway but happy for the winner! Happy holidays sweet lady! Hugs, Diane

Simone said...

I am glad you found your long lost baubles Helen! Lovely post especially the cute little mouse tucked up in bed. x

Lee said...

Hi Helen.Love your Beautiful Christmassy post,with all your Stunning makes.Congratulations to Rhona.Happy Christmas to all.xx

handmade by amalia said...

Merry makes indeed. Those pincushions are adorable!
Amalia
xo

crazydazy said...

Congrats to Rhone....how lucky is she. Lovely festive images.

Teresa Kasner said...

Lucky Rhona! I'm happy though as I won your giveaway once and I have my precious heart hanging all year on the knob of our grandfather clock. I enjoyed all your photos of your pretty creations and the colors you use just make me happy. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Congratulations to your very lucky winner Rhona...such a lovely Giveaway dear Helen...I'm so sorry to have missed it...my dad has been very unwell and things have been difficult over the last 2 weeks. How sweet does your little mouse look tucked up in bed and your hearts are so pretty...everything lovely as ever! ♥
Happy Thursday,
Susan x

Rhona said...

I still can't believe that I won your giveaway and that I will have one of your precious hand made treasures all to myself :) Thank you so much, Helen!

Art and Sand said...

You are so talented!

Jen Kershner said...

I love all of your makes! So happy you found your tiny baubles. Losing something I know I purposefully put somewhere, drives me crazy!

angelasweby said...

Well done Rhona. She is in for a treat.
Helen, I love your posts. They are so inspiring they send me off to rummage around for pieces of Christmassy fabric, stuffing and cord.
How lucky to have found your lost box of baubles. Safe places are always the worst to put things away into. I am sure you passed an hour or two sifting through your diaries at the same time :-)

Gabri Ercole said...

Really lovely Christmas works!!!A big kiss

Ana Lopes said...

Dear Helen, all is so beautiful and magic! I love each detail on your Christmas atmosphere !
I wish you and family a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!
Hugs and love,
Ana (from Ana Love Craft)