Sunday, 8 January 2012

Avert your eyes now .....

... if you thought Christmas was over!!!

Well not in my household.

Actually this is not a late Christmas present but a Christening gift for a little girl whoe daddy works/worked on the Arctic Survey.

The request was for blue fabrics, polar bears and penguins and fleece backing.

I scoured the internet for appropriate fabric but didn't really like a lot of fabric until I happened upon Riley Blake's 'A colourful Christmas'.

I love the snowball block - so simple yet effective - with fussy-cut characters!!
Of course I couldn't resist a little applique too!!

I love it and can't wait to put it in the post.

I'm qualifying this as my project of the week.

I surprised myself over Christmas by making quite a few handmade gifts and some cross-stitch items for myself - whilst working in a full time job, running a home and a small business.

I thought that if I really pushed myself this year to make at least one item each week (however small) I may build up a little collection for selling at Craft Fairs later in the year.

I know there are 52 weeks in a year and I would need far more than that to make it worthwhile - but it's a start and gives me something positive to aim for this year.

So week 1 is achieved and that makes me smile!!!


Sarah said...

Snowball quilt is LOVELY!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Beautiful quilt and the theme is perfectly suited. I bet it will be well loved and used.

Glad to hear you smiling through your post. :o) It's a great way to finish the first week of the year.

Diane-crewe said...

That is one lucky little girl, I am sure she will be smiling too x

Lynda said...

The quilt is gorgeous -snowballs, but with your special creative touch!