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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 the end of the construction time. 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.

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Today... One thread per day / Re: Monday 25th October
« on: October 25, 2021, 08:29:38 AM »
Morning, up and drinking coffee in my dressing gown, suppose I'd better get moving.

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 17:01:39 PM »
OH was sitting on the Futon drinking tea and I wanted to include him in the photo, but he got all camera shy.
But its a nice part of the room.
He admitted today he didn't think I'd get the futon in, but was glad I had.

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 15:44:12 PM »

Here I have a fixed table (Ikea Melltorp from several moves ago) and a drop leaf table (Ikea but also from Gumtree) used for the computer and the sewing machine.
The monitor and laptop are on arms on a metal pole screwed to the back of the table. They can be pulled forward for use, or pushed back when I want more sewing machine space. Also good for watching iplayer/itvhub/Youtube whilst sewing.

I used these in my old home office when working from home during lockdown, and eventually found which box I had packed them in!

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 15:43:17 PM »

The sewing room is on the side of a long narrow single storey house, so the view out the side is of the fence and neighbour's lean to. No curtain rail yet, but plan to add one for guests at some later point.

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 15:42:25 PM »

In the corner I have an Ikea Kallax with inserts. We bought the Kallax shell new from Ikea, but the inserts were used via Gumtree.

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 15:41:33 PM »

IKEA Pax cupboard with shelves from old sewing room. Also taken apart (though when we packed up my house in July) and reassembled in the new room.

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 15:40:30 PM »
Here is my new sewing room layout, it has been a little awkward to include the futon and work round the wall lights without blocking the powerpoints.


Futon (for extra guests) used to chill out (strips for the rainbow quilt are in order on the top of the back of the futon). The futon was at OH's apartment, we took it apart and then reassembled it here - very fiddly to do.

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@Celia I've moved it over to 'Fun with Fabric' and left a redirect in the Cafe so no worries there.

Great ideas @BrendaP

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Sewing Spaces and Furniture / Re: Sewing room in new house
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:03:27 AM »
Yes @Iminei there's an Ikea near Nottingham, so we can go back for them at some later point.
There's a unit we want for the bathroom as well.

I suppose I can do pictures, nothing hugely exciting going on though.

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Little cami tops - pieced



Mini bunting

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Christmas decs

Hats gloves and belt


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Little cushions

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T shirts from multiple knit leftovers


Or a pouffe made from and filled with scraps
 Closet Case Patterns - https://closetcasepatterns.com/fabric-floor-pouf-free-sewing-pattern/

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