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Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)

SewRuthieSews

Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« on: October 26, 2021, 18:51:45 PM »
Welcome to Creating for the Festive Season contest.

Rules: Create a festive item (or items) by sewing, knitting, crochet, weaving, leatherwork or any other crafty pursuit you enjoy.
This can be anything handcrafted whether it be a gift, clothing or decorative item.

Ideas include
- a snowy scene wallhanging
- a nice garment to wear at Christmas - PJs or Daywear!
- crochet snowflake decorations
- leather purse made as a gift
- beaded angel tree decorations
- Santa door stop
- darkside or loom woven table runner
- anything you handcraft as a gift (candles, soap, jam, chocolates..)
- calligraphy, painting..... the list goes on

Timeframe: Construction starts on 1st November and the item(s) must be completed by 31st December.
You can post pictures of your item as soon as its completed, or wait until January. All entries need to be uploaded with the template and at least one photo by 10th January.


Template: Please submit your entries in this thread using this template

Details to include:

Your User Name and Entry Number (if entering have more than once )

What is it and for whom (if applicable)

Pattern/kit/instructions used (commercial or self-drafted, anything goes)

Materials and tools used(pictures welcome particularly of unusual tools)

A short description on how you made it, any problems overcome etc.

and at least one photo.

PLEASE INSERT PICTURES WITHIN YOUR TEXT

Please join in and share the amazing, wonderful, quirky, sparkly and creative things you make this November and December.
« Last Edit: December 20, 2021, 09:38:43 AM by SewRuthieSews »

Renegade Sewist

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2021, 00:39:27 AM »
What a wonderfully broad, open category. Great inspirational suggestions. Well done.  :perfect10:

Acorn

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2021, 09:39:26 AM »
Lovely!  And thank you soooo much for the two month window!  There will definitely be dresses for the goddaughters and a hot water bottle cover for my Mum.  Possibly a door hanging and a table runner, although I really need to start the table runner this week.  Oh, and two wall hangings.  I'll never get all of those done, but there will be some!

 :thumbsup:
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.

b15erk

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2021, 09:56:43 AM »
@SewRuthieSews  thank you!  This is one I can certainly do!

I knew it was Stocking Time!

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Celia

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2021, 10:21:58 AM »
I am not really going to celebrate Christmas this year but your list is tempting me so we will see

realale

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2021, 22:56:11 PM »
I would so like to join but the projects I am doing have already been started as I want to hand them over for December 1st and even then I am pushing things. I may enter some smaller items later but will follow with interest.
So many beers, so little time. 🍻

Stash sewing 2021 19m used

justpottering

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2021, 15:46:59 PM »
Made two stockings this afternoon to hang one each side of the fireplace I’ve decided also to make some small stocking bunting to hang between them but that’s for another day

For some reason the photos have come up opposite to the description????
 
Cut out outers and liners sewed together and placed lining inside with seams together so no seams inside   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
Next cut out cuff long enough to fold in half and attached to the inside catching all seams and overlocked it    [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

I’d also inserted a ribbon to hang it between the stocking and the cuff
Folded the cuff down and gave it a press   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  

Then made another one
« Last Edit: November 11, 2021, 15:49:50 PM by justpottering »
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

justpottering

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2021, 15:51:27 PM »
Weird things going on with the photos but here’s the last one   [ You are not allowed to view attachments ]  
JP
Dressmaker - but first......tea

Ohsewsimple

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2021, 22:42:21 PM »
Nice neat way of doing them.  :thumbsup:

Celia

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2021, 08:55:45 AM »
They look great and quite an easy sew I would think.

Sheilago

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2021, 09:05:57 AM »
Good idea! I’m planning to knit jumpers for my granddaughters and will probably make a quilted Christmas stocking for a new baby, so they should count. Maybe a few other things too :D

b15erk

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2021, 10:02:42 AM »
Up to now I haven't given Christmas very much thought, but I do need to stir my stumps and get cracking. 

I may put  other things on hold, and lift out the Christmas stocking box - I need at least three for starters.

First I have to have a good look for my mojo... :S

Jessie
Jessie, who is very happy to be here!!  :),  but who has far too many sewing machines to be healthy, and a fabric stash which is becoming embarrassing.

Celia

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2021, 15:13:12 PM »
This is not an official entry but I thought this might be the best place to post it, it is going to be a bag for my NDN spot the mistake not sure if I can still use it.

Diane

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2021, 15:29:46 PM »
@Celia I love the fabric choice and how you've used decorative stitches across the seams.....what mistake.
What bag pattern is this?
« Last Edit: November 12, 2021, 15:32:20 PM by Diane »
I’m a fabricholic on the road to recovery. Just kidding. I’m on the road to the fabric store.

Janome 4300QDC, Overlocker Brother 1034d

Acorn

Re: Creating for the Festive Season (Nov 1- Dec 31 2021)
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2021, 15:36:08 PM »
It's crazy patchwork - I don't see how it could have a mistake!!  It's going to make a lovely bag.
I might look as though I'm talking to you, but inside my head I'm sewing.