I am still finishing off some last-minute gifts for my son's fiancee, but as they are not coming home until the New Year, I still have a few days grace!
So this fabric will be a completed Pleated Pouch by the time they arrive :)
I do have another finish to tick off that long list though.
A Christmas Mouse cheeseboard!
I found the plain wooden board in a local discount shop and knew that I wanted to try transferring an image onto the board. The mouse image is from that treasure trove website, The Graphics Fairy, and is taken from a vintage Natural History book.
To transfer the image I printed the mirror image on to the waxy side of a sheet of Freezer Paper, placed the wax sheet image side down on the board and then rubbed over the image with the back of a spoon. It's the first time I have tried this and I think I probably should have used a simpler image for my first attempt!
I left the board to dry overnight and then coated the board with two coats of matte Modge Podge to seal the image.
If you have attempted anything New to You in your Christmas gift making this month, don't forget that the last link up of this year will open on December 25th! As you might be otherwise occupied that day, there is no need to panic the link up will be open until December 31st :)
As there are still so many things that I would like to try I will be hosting the monthly New to Me link up again next year, so look out for a new button soon!
So, here is how my Making Christmas list finally looks :
A Christmas Table Runner for our new dining tableMADE
- Two Pleated Pouches to fill with make-up/nail polishes for my daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law to be IN PROGRESS!
- One Liberty and linen jewellery roll for my
sister-daughter-in-law NOT MADE Dieter's Chocolate HamperMADE One Triple Zip pouch for my sister-in-lawMADE
- A Knotwork Christmas cushion - for me! - ONE FOR NEXT YEAR!
A Fairytale Cushion for my grandniece using one of Quiet Play's Happily Ever After paper-pieced patternsThis is going to have to be a birthday present in the New Year! Homemade chutney for my brother and sonMADE Homemade relish for my brotherMADE
- More dishwasher vodka! MAKING TOMORROW!
Biscuits for cheese for my brotherSCRAPPED! Something to go with cheese! - A Cheeseboard :)MADE Meat rub, BBQ apronMADE Pyjama trousers for my youngest son- MADE Appliqued pyjama top for youngest sonMADE
Thanks Janine and Rebecca for hosting such a great Link Party, and to everyone else who has supported and encouraged along the way, I would never have worked my way through so much of this list without you!