As I knew my sewing room was going to be out of action for most of the week, I wasn't feeling too hopeful on the sewing projects I would like to complete in time for Christmas. I was absolutely right to be less than hopeful!
Whilst I had no sewing space to hide away in, I did have a kitchen to play in so I pulled out the recipe books and torn out magazine pages to see what I could add to my list of makes this week. I was so pleased with last week's chutney that I thought I would add another preserve to the cheese lover's hamper for my brother.
So here is the latest addition to the hamper!
This was even easier to make than the chutney, as basically I threw everything in a pot and let it simmer for 30 mins :)
The recipe is available here if you would like to give it a go.
So one item added to my list and immediately ticked off! Is that cheating ??
So here's the current list, hopefully, some of those sewing projects will see some progress in the coming week.
- A Christmas Table Runner for our new dining table
- Two Pleated Pouches to fill with make-up/nail polishes for my daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law to be
- Two Liberty and linen jewellery rolls for my sisters-in-law
- A Knotwork Christmas cushion - for me!
- A Fairytale Cushion for my grandniece using one of Quiet Play's Happily Ever After paper-pieced patterns
Homemade chutney for my brother and sonMADE Homemade relish for my brotherMADE
- More dishwasher vodka!
- Biscuits for cheese for my brother
Along the way there will be posts and tutorials on holiday-themed projects, this week's post is by M-R at Quilt Matters, pop on over and check out what she has lined up for this week.
You can also check out all the great projects being ticked off those lists at the Making Christmas Pinterest board.
So if you haven't already made a list, I don't like to worry you but it is November, maybe it is time you started thinking about that crafty Christmas you thought you had plenty of time for in the summer! Link up your list here and enjoy the support and encouragement of your fellow bloggers, and maybe get some handy ideas along the way :)