Monday, January 4, 2010

Better late than never

Well I never got round to posting those photos of Mum's Christmas table and I had some very good reasons.

1. The sun was shining and there was a pool outside.
2. My Mum is a pretty amazing cook and I was unable to move for substantial periods of time after her wonderful meals.
3. It was Christmas and we were having fun.
4. I was on holiday.
Okay. Excuses over. You are probably completely over anything to do with Christmas by now but I am going to share anyway.

The gold plates are 'chargers' which go under the normal plates and make the whole table look rather gorgeous.

I loved the gold tassles Mum used as napkin rings.

Here's one of my gifts. The fantail was one of my practise pieces from my screen printing course which I couldn't bear to throw away.

Another one of my gifts. The hearts were made by Stephanie of Liberty Lane. She is due to have a baby tomorrow (good luck Steph!) but she will be back with us at the Devonport Craft Market later in the year.

This is what I made my Mum for Christmas. The words around the edge read "I am your Christmas Angel at this special time of year. I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year". I used some beautiful red raw silk to back the cushion. I adapted the pattern from one in an old issue of Handmade. If any of you are interested in knowing which issue so that you can track it down, let me know and I will look it up.
I'm back home now and ready to get stuck into some serious crafting so watch this space!


Jennie said...

Happy New Year Sarah!
What a beautiful cushion, is it white felt or calico fabric? (or neither!)

The Devonport Craft Market / Cotton Kiwi said...

Hi Jennie. Happy New Year to you too! It's calico. I just freehand drew the image on with water soluble pen and stitched it on with a simple backstitch. Lots of fun to see the picture come together so quickly.


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