After 6 weeks of amazing creativity and energy, my 2 Christmas classes came to an end. Well done to them all for their commitment in braving the ice, snow and busy pre-Christmas schedules.
It's amazing what Christmas does to people! The productivity & enthusiasm from the class was inspiring and I was humbled by and proud of what they achieved. Like the tiny sunflower seed which yields the towering flower, a morsel of guidance and a few simple ideas can unleash wonderful creative results from minds and hands that are passionate to learn. I think next year we'll start our Christmas projects in August!!
My Friday morning class made gorgeous table centres, some Christmassey, some not. A special well done to those who were first-timers to a Rags to Bags class (not to mention not having used a sewing machine in quite a while!). You all did brilliantly and I hope these amazing creations are in full view of all residents and visitors to your homes over Christmas! Showing off is permitted!
Thursday night-ers got busy making scrappy stockings (large & small), gift bags, bunting (large & mini) and cornets! Phew! Busy Beavers! I had a job keeping up & I'm the tutor! I don't have many pics of their wonderful achievements, but check out Thursday night-er Sew Me who has some fab photos of her Christmas sewing fest.
Great way to use up your scraps!
And now that classes are finished, I get to make my own Christmas presents. My youngest daughter's teacher gets a vintage style stocking (filled with a bottle of mulled wine - yum!). Classroom assistants, form teachers, piano & flute tutors all get gift bags filled with old fashioned jars of sweeties (double yum!).
Cream & gold scraps with vintage ribbon & lace worked in.
Awful picture!! Camera problems - booooooh!
I recently discovered the concept of patchwork coasters. These have made great gift ideas for some of my friends and family members. They are quilted and machine washable - fab! Here are some of the log cabin ones I've made so far, using 1.5" wide scraps - throw nothing in your bin!!!!!
The other present projects I'm working on can't be revealed yet. They're surprises & I can't risk any nosey family members finding out what they are before the big day! I might post pics of them in the new year.