So what have I started new in November? Well first I had signed up for the Holiday Lane blog hop at Sew we Quilt. This was a fun project and went together easily. The pillow will look great when I decorate the house for Christmas - a little job for later today and I'm already getting excited. I made the pillow as a slip so that once Christmas is over I can use the inner pillow with a different slip .......I'm thinking possibly something to celebrate valentine's day but there are lots of options.
The pillow was also an opportunity to use some star buttons I had bought years ago because I knew they would come in useful one day and a time to play with sequins and the glitter embroidery thread. This project was also a finish in November.
Another November start was the advent calendar for my daughter. We bought this in October and I meant to get started immediately but got interested in other things. It was easy to put together but not as interesting as creating my own item. I think half the fun of making things is choosing the fabrics and deciding on the design you want to do. I finally finished this today and it is now full of sweets and on its way to Bath with my daughter. I forgot to take a photo of it once finished.
I decided to make a Christmas present for Picasso, our cat. Our pets always get presents but usually they are in the form of food treats. Picasso likes something soft to cuddle up in, it doesn't matter what it is. Getting my work outfit out for an early start the next day has sometimes proved disastrous as Picasso has curled up on part of it and left cat hair everywhere. So the plan was a soft cuddly quilt we could put in his favourite spot.
I love the cat print and Picasso loves the quilt which he likes put in the dog basket. He now sleeps there all night and doesn't disturb even if anyone comes in late. If you are worried about where the dog sleeps don't as he has always slept on the foot of our bed - he is a Yorkshire Terrier and so doesn't take up much room. Scamp uses his basket during the day. Whilst I remember I am having a give away of a quarter of a yard width of fabric piece of the cat print on my post tomorrow to help celebrate my birthday which is next weekend. Come back tomorrow to find out more.
I bought some Clarice Cliff print fabric and I have started creating some table mats. I don't have a photo of how far I have progressed but here is a photo of the fabric.
I started making 6 mini Christmas tote bags to put the leaders presents in at Guides. The party isn't until the 19th December so this project will easily be completed very soon. On Wednesday these bags were looking like this - 6 little piles of strips cut out.
Five of them now look like this. I run out of batting so I need to go to my favourite quilt shop very soon. Another of lifes' little hardships.
I started a Christmas quilt using the Cherry Christmas jelly roll I won from Melissa at Happy Quilting. I have cut some of the fabric out ..... ahhh pre cuts make this job so much quicker. That's as far as I have got and I'm not expecting to finish it for this Christmas. December is a busy enough month without adding that kind of pressure.
I think that is all my November NewFO's. Why not pop over to Cat Patches to see what everyone else has been up to.