[ in which Anna wins a speed stitching competition (with herself) ]
The last couple of days have been very busy here at Shelmertime headquarters.
It’s not really a post with tutorials, I think all of you, Smart People already have Xmas-related matters sorted. It’s more of a show-off post. This is what I have done since Saturday (Tuesday today).
Small motifs, cross-stitched on a piece of aida cloth and then glued to a cardstock. I did about 5 of those.
2. Pouch full of Krowki (Polish Cream Fudge, yum!).
I modelled this pouch on my drawstring bag, that I did for the vintage limousine ride. The photo doesn’t really do it justice, but on the front I cross-stitched a snowflake.
My favourite item. Gorgeous snowflakes (again!) on aida, glued to the card with attached tassel.
4. Xmas tree decoration.
Pictured are two sides of the future tree decoration. I stitched those two pieces together and attached a bit of ribbon. “Merry Christmas” is stitched with back-stitch and chain-stitch on red felt. The snowflake is cross stitched on a dyed aida fabric and then stretched over a plastic circle (picked up at the Reverse Garbage)
And what about you? Did you make anything? We’d love to see it
Merry Xmas from Shelmertime!
[ Prologue ]
What you see on the pictures is a vintage sewing machine.This gem was given to me last weekend by Ryan’s grandmother. It is around 50 years old but it is in perfect working condition!
This gift, though is only one of the many great things that happened to us on the trip to Murgon*, so stay tuned!
* If you don’t know where that place is, it’s alright, we won’t hold that against you. Our next post will supply you with enough information, including map coordinates and what this place is famous for.
Did that pique your interest? We hope it did.
Recently I started sewing classes with Midge. First I did a sampler of different stitches. Second class was meant to be a cushion cover. As a last minute idea though, I decided that I really wanted to make a little drawstring bag for a complete look on our vintage ride (red shoes – red bag, simple.)
If I was left to my own means, I think the bag would be rather tragic… In my head it was a simple thing, there’s was no measuring, just mashing up.
I’m glad I had help from more experienced and organised mind and this is what we made together:
Materials used: cotton corduroy fabric, fancy strings, button and tassel (and CD to support the bottom…)* Voila!
* all materials were found in Midge’s stash of Things.