Monday, 29 August 2011

Christmas Through the Year - August

This month I made another name panel for the Christmas Through the Year challenge:

Charlie completed

I have now made panels for 5 out of 6 of my nieces and nephews. I just have Harry to go...

This week I also made a little present for a friend who has been poorly. It's a housewife needle case and the pattern is from Kathleen Tracy's book "Remembering Adelia". I didn't make it in civil war repros, as you can see!

housewife needle case


inside housewife

It may have been a mistake to use a directional print though, as the teapots and cups are upside down on the front (but not the back!) - doh!

I enjoyed making this and my friend loves it, so I'm thinking I might make a bunch of these for sewing friends for Christmas. Watch this space!


  1. I just love these name banners, you're doing wonderfully on them - only one more to go!!! That's exciting! The little needlecase is darling, I've done that myself with directional prints, lol...

  2. Love the panel and the little sewing keeper!

  3. Such a great idea.. these name banners... almost done... the needlecase is lovely... always so useful...

  4. I know your nephew will love his name banner! That housewife is adorable!

  5. The name panels are adorable - you should post a "group photo" when the last one is finished!

    The needlecase is so pretty!

  6. Love your name panels; they are very unique.


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