Oh dear, tumbleweed blog… blame the Easter holidays, which have seen us doing a tour of the central belt in order to visit as many people as possible before baby 2 arrives! Apologies for the lack of activity. I have been sewing still, although the pace dropped somewhat when we were away- back in action now though! Here are the fabrics I have bought for this year’s advent calendars:
They are, from the top, Dala Horse which is my self-indulgent folky one, a fabric as close to last year’s red floral as I could find, the cherry colourway of It’s A Hoot Spot (I liked the yellow one on the elephant quilt so much) and a green Scandinavian snowflake print which was rather pricey as it uses very environmentally friendly dyes and is organic and an all-singing, all-dancing sort of fabric! The snowflakes do look bluey but they are a deep forest green; it just mustn’t photograph well as they look blue on the Fabric Rehab site too. All from Fabric Rehab bar the red floral, from The Laughing Hedgehog (odd name but good fabric choice and free delivery too, marvellous).
I think they will all look really Christmassy but in different ways- fokly, retro, traditional and more clean-cut. I plan to have red pockets for the decorations on the green snowflake fabric one which will be a nice change. One of my commissions is the traditional deep red floral fabric and I have enough of that for two calendars. I have just received another commission and await the fabric choice!
I’ve done a few more decorations as well:
The smallest Russian doll is underway and will hopefully join her big sisters in the bag tonight!
And just so you don’t think I’ve only made a measly four decorations:
Each calendar will have two doves, facing each other. Well, it is ‘two turtle doves’ in the carol after all and besides, one looked a bit lonely…