Sunday, 18 May 2014

Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew May Link Party

We finally have sunshine here in the NE of England, so it is hard to think of Christmas projects when the weather is telling me to think of barbecues and picnics, however it is the 18th of the month which means it is time again for

If you are new to the party, let me fill you in on the details. Paula and I decided at the end of last year that Christmas 2014 was going to be different, this time round there would be no late-night sewing sessions or frantic last-minute dashes to the Post Office. This time we were going to work on Christmas and Holiday projects throughout the year so come December we would be so organised we wouldn't know what to do with ourselves :)

We decided to share our plans with our blogging friends and invite them to be organised too, with a monthly Link Party to provide a gentle nudge. In addition, each month we have a giveaway prize for one lucky linker!

This month we have this great mini charm pack of 25th and Pine, a great new line from Basic Grey up for grabs, thanks to the lovely people at the Fat Quarter Shop.

We are delighted to welcome to the party Sian our guest host for May, who blogs with Simi at buttons and paint. Sian is a brilliant recycler and can turn her hand to pretty much anything, so I am really looking forward to seeing what she has created for the May Link Party. Head on over to buttons and paint to link up your own Christmas or Holiday-themed project from this month to be in with a chance of winning that cute mini charm pack.

My own Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew project this month takes all of, ooh ... 5 minutes :) Maybe it is the thought of sunshine or our upcoming trip to France, but I have had wine on my mind lately.

Then again it might have been finding this fabric on sale in my LQS :) Destined to become wine bottle gift bags sometime soon, and to go with the gift bags how about a set of wine glass charms?

You can see the charms more closely here. The charms and the wine glass charm hoops were from Nicole de Bruin's Etsy shop. Nicole has a wonderful selection of charms, these were her cheese and wine collection, but how about these for gifts for quilting friends?

Vintage sewing machine charms, or these great scissor charms?

 You name it, Nicole has a charm for it!

So that's another Christmas gift done and dusted, now it is your turn to show off your holiday makes. Head on over to buttons and paint to link up your projects and be in with a chance of winning that sweet mini charm pack.

As ever we are very grateful to all of our lovely sponsors, who have generously provided a lovely variety of prizes to tempt you.

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  1. Those charms are so much fun! I think that is such a thoughtful pairing with a wine bag.

  2. Ooooh, I like that idea !!! Off to follow the link!

  3. yes, a great pairing of hand made and store bought gifts!!! you are doing so well at getting your gifts ready!!!

  4. Thanks so much for having us as guest hosts this month. It's such a fab idea for a link party and will definitely help us get organised for Christmas!! Love the wine bottle fabric too & can't wait to see its transformation into gift bags :) x

  5. cannot wait for a glass of wine (one of the downsides of living here!!)! Love those little charms, especially the scissors. So cute. You are doing so well Fiona at getting your gifts ready - you will be laughing at the rest of us come Christmas!

  6. Those are lovely charms! You're building up a lovely collection of Christmas makes :)

  7. I bought some great modern Christmas fabric which was on sale. I'll have to dig it out soon and join in. The wine bottle bags are a good idea and I want to make a table runner too.

  8. Great idea! I might have idea for the hop this time around but we'll see if I'm able to finish :-)

  9. could not think of a better way to use this fabric, very nice charms too

  10. Oh Fiona, I really should take a leaf out of your book - I won't think about Christmas until December, realise that I need to stitch at least 10-20 gifts and then, just like every other year, I'll end up crabby!

  11. You are really making a great progress with your Christmas makes. I love the idea of the charms with the wine bags, I can certainly think of a couple of friends that will find them useful. The scissors charms are just so cute.

  12. When it's BBQ weather is exactly when we start thinking about Christmas in Australia :)

    It's great seeing you and others get so organised. It must already feel like it's taking some of the stress out of Christmas.


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