Christmas cutlery holders 

We had a small Christmas celebration this year so I decided to sew some festive cutlery holders for the table. I created a template myself and made them fully lined.

They looked better after an iron!


Embroidered Christmas Sheep 

I haven’t done that much embroidery but I saw this little fella in Hobbycraft and had to make him for the festive season. He has ended up being pinned to my notice board in my office.

It made me realise how much I enjoyed it as this is a craft I can do whilst enjoying TV with my husband in the evening. So I put a slightly more ambitious one on my wish list and my sister-in-law duly obliged. Now I just need to start it!

Christmas sacks

My next project was to make a Christmas sack each for myself and my husband. So far all my creations have been presents for other people and I have not kept any. I decided to design and make a quilted Christmas sack for each of us. I only have photos of mine below, but my husband’s is similar.

I used another Moda charm pack, this one was Joy by Kate Spain. For the back of mine I found some spotty material in John Lewis, and for the inside I used red gingham in mine and green gingham in my husbands. When they are not being used on Christmas Eve they are stuffed with packaging material and they sit either side of the fireplace.