Wednesday, 5 December 2012

I have just returned from a wonderful morning spent with friends - the annual Christmas       "Dressing Gown Day". Log fire, great film (which nobody was watching!) lots of tea, chat and food - mince pies, sausage rolls, chocolates, biscuits, nuts, crisps, I think some pretzels popped up at the end and Krispy Kreme Donuts. Let the Christmas feast begin! It had to end at dog walking time and now, pre school pick up, I thought I'd give you a couple of pictures of items I've worked on over the last few days.

This is the Mini Pom Pom scarf that I was working on last week. It is so soft but I thought it took a long time to knit, and unlike many scarf yarns, one ball wasn't really enough for a scarf. I have sewn the ends together to  make a snood which is beautifully modelled here by BFF. I can't say that I am totally pleased with it but Hazel loves it and another friend has already asked me to make her one so it must be better than I think. I've just started knitting a purple Pom Pom one that I'm hoping will be long enough for me to keep for myself.

This gorgeous cushion was made by Auntie Sarah at the weekend during our sewing machine afternoon. Sarah has a fabulous machine that she'd not used for a year so she needed a reminder lesson and I was only too happy to oblige. She brought along this beautiful material with which she wanted to make a cushion for her Grandma for Christmas and voila! This is the finished article. She made the cover at my house and fixed on the buttons, then took it home to "bling" with some sequins in the birds eyes. It's so pretty, I really love the fabric and she is quite rightly very proud of herself for making such a lovely gift. I had pre-cut some material for cushion covers which I put together on the day - we worked on our machines side by side at the dining table, a real little cottage industry. It was so much fun and definitely an afternoon to be repeated.

I'm off to the school Christmas trading event tonight, which is a craft fair I'd quite like to have a table at in the future. I was offered a table but had to turn it down as I haven't had enough time to make any stock! It is set to be a fun evening with lots of stalls to browse, from jewellery to cards, sewing to cakes. With mulled wine thrown in I believe! More mince pies as well I expect.......
Love Natalie


  1. OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE that cushion, the material is beautiful! As is the chin modelling the scarf!!!!

  2. Arr your 'dressing gown day' sounded the perfect start to the festive season... so happy with my cushion and very proud to have made it onto your blog!!! i'm working on creative ideas for our next session!... And Hazel, your scarf looks so snuggly! xx