Really sorry I didn't announce the winner of the Festival of Quilts giveaway - the copy of Digital Imagery on Fabric by Ruth Brown from Stone Creek Silks. I've had a bad chest infection for the last 3 weeks which has left me unable to do almost anything, unfortunetly hubbie and son got it too so it's been a very long few weeks! Still got it but it's finally easing off a bit so trying to get everything up to date now.
Indigo Blue. Congratulations, I will message you to get your address to send the book out.
Don't worry if you didn't win the book, we have a lovely Liberty Fabric Bundle giveaway going on over on the main site with The Village Haberdashery. You can win a fat quarter of all 11 fabrics from the magenta/teal colourway of the new Liberty Lifestyle Fabrics - Bloomsbury Gardens.
The only good thing about being so ill and unable to work is that I've finally had time to sew! Any form of movement triggers a big coughing fit so I spent several days just sat at my sewing machine sewing away. I decided to make a start at some Christmas gifts and have made lots of make up bags (up to 10 now I think), plus a skirt for a friend's daughter's birthday next month.
I used a brilliant tutorial from Love Me Sew which is actually for a pencil case. I made a pencil case first to see how easy the intructions were to follow (the answer is very!) and then started changing the size to make a purse, several make up bags and a wash bag. I plan on filling them with sweets and giving them to all my female friends at Christmas. I might make a few more of the pencil cases for kid's Christmas presents and fill them with pens & pencils.
Has anyone else started on Christmas present making? Any good tutorials or ideas to share?
Dragonfly Fabrics. I like them so much I think I'm going to buy up a few metres and put them aside for a quilt one day in the future.