Sunday 27 October 2013

Making Christmas - Week 3

Although it doesn't seem like it, we are already in to the third week of Making Christmas, where did week 2 go??

If you haven't already come across the Making Christmas Blog Hop, it is the brainchild of Janine and Rebecca who came up with the wheeze of asking fellow bloggers to post a list of the crafty projects they would like to complete before Christmas and link them up.

Along the way there will be posts and tutorials on holiday-themed projects, this week's post is by the very talented, paper-piecing Queen, Kristy who has designed an adorable Christmas Robin Wreath paper-pieced pattern, where does she find the time?? The pattern will be available for free download from Kristy's Craftsy shop, but only for a limited time, so if you would like it you will need to be quick.

Having made zero progress on my Making Christmas list last week, I was hoping for better things this week, and I am pleased to report that I have managed to tick one thing off of the list. Yay!

Chutney for my son and brother. I had to wait until my son was away for the weekend before making this, so that I can squirrel it away for Christmas without his seeing it :)

The recipe for the Spicy Squash and Apple Chutney was from the October issue of Good Food magazine and is available here I used Butternut Squash in my chutney, but it would be a great way to use up the leftover pumpkin flesh if you are carving up pumpkins this week!

I enjoyed making this so much that I have decided to make some biscuits for cheese and put together a hamper for my brother. He is a very difficult person to shop for, but loves his cheese so I think that might just hit the spot.

So here's my updated list
  • 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 son MADE
  • More dishwasher vodka!
  • Biscuits for cheese for my brother

The room where I sew and craft is being decorated this week, so I think my opportunities for ticking off any of the sewing projects will be minimal. Maybe it is time to crack out the vodka :)

I hope you have been having a more productive couple of weeks than I have!

 Linking my updated list up to the Link party here 


  1. It's *always* time to break out the voddie ;o) Sounds like a plan for your brother though!

  2. Yummy chutney. I think I need to make a list and get going with it too.

  3. Good luck with the room redecoration. Sounds like you will have a great place to work after it's all done. That chutney looks so yummy!! You can never go wrong with cheese, chutney and crackers :)


  4. Hampers make great Christmas presents and filled with homemade goodies, even better.

  5. Ooh good plan on the chutney, bikkies and cheese! Those gifts are always appreciated - and home made is brilliant! Nice work on ticking something off your list!

  6. Well done on getting your chutney made without your son realising! I need to make a list and crack on with it :)

  7. Sounds yummy. I havent even begun to think about Christmas

  8. Dishwasher vodka?!?!
    Off to check that link out

  9. The chutney looks tasty, I think this will be on my to do list next year!


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