The sun is shining but time is rushing by!

This is proving to be a wonderful Autumn with lots of sun and thoughts of Christmas seem far off. However time is rushing by and now is the time to think of Christmas sewing and gift making.

xmas table best

At the Sewing Studio we have a new table of Christmas goodies. They are so lovely that they make one’s mouth water and how to choose one over another is very difficult.

hessian fq x4

There are bundles of hession and linen fat quarters for £12 which would make lovely bags for giving presents in or table mats or runners. With four lovely designs to choose from the options are legion!

ribbons

Lots of bundles of stiffened ribbon. The colours are just right for Christmas but could also be used for immediate projects and being on the tough side would make wonderful bag handles or hanging cords for wall hangings and pictures.

stiffened cotton lace green

This stiffened cotton lace is 6 inches wide and there are 1.8 metres on a roll. It costs just £6.95. A bargain!  I can imagine this lace made into napkin holders or flower pot coverings for the flower arrangement on the Christmas dinner table!

star lace snowflake lace

These fancy laces are so lovely. The stars are just gorgeous and the snowflakes could even be draped over the Christmas tree. And I love the old fashioned wooden reels that they come on!  I would buy them just for the reels!

xmas tags close up xmas gift tags

And if you are short of gift tags these innovative tags will be just the job! Lots of designs to choose from and not expensive at 85p each. They look like wooden tags with a hession tie and have button decorations. I love them!

xmas ribbons in box narrow xmas ribbons

Lots of Christmas ribbons in various sizes and designs. Lovely for using as braid. Why not sew some on the top of Christmas stockings or around a tree skirt!

xmas shape packs

And why not add some Christms shapes to the stockings or tree skirt or make a Christmas picture to hang on the wall. Choice of reindeers or snowman with robins. The hard work has been done for you. Just pull off the backing paper and iron onto your chosen fabric.  Such fun!

And don’t forget the Christmas felt. Extra thick and some with stars. So useful!

starry felt

And if you are like me you will be starting to think of gift ideas. These work boxes make ideal gifts and not just at Christmas. Why not put some essential sewing equpment in one and give it to a child to start them on their sewing adventure! There are so many to choose from that there is sure to be a design for everyone!

shelf of workboxes sewing items workbox x 2 large owl workbox

Or even a work box stool to keep you company while you watch television!

workbox stool

Visit the Sewing Studio to see all these wonderful things and start on your Christmas sewing early!

 

Written by Val

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