Just a quick one today!
Fabric has been bought - I know I had a self imposed stash diet but most of the below is unselfish buying as I have been making plans for Christmas (yes I know I am super dooper early but will explain more below)...
First up - the selfish buys:
This was a charity shop find - 50p! Not that selfish when it is going to charity! It is a crepe, assuming a poly but it is currently my first nearly finished Cashmerette Springfield - and guys, it is true love.
I bought 3m of this for the Simplicity Bloggers Challenge as its lovely - but I don't think I am going to participate in the challenge, the dress just scares me and I don't really like it! so I have 3m if this! Not too sure what to make yet!
And now for the unselfish Xmas shopping list!
I am making 7 of the little people in my life an apron and chefs hat and giving them a baking hamper for their presents so here are the fabrics for each
Ellie loves unicorns...
Heidi loves dogs ...but only cute ones!
Emily loves cats...
James is dinosaur mad...
And Ewan and Dylan have got dinosaurs too!
And the rest is for my Nan - she has a weird thing of putting these on her sofas and chairs:
Now, I don't like them at all, but she does so I thought I would make her some (just the head ones as without knowing the exact shape/size of the armrests I am going to struggle). I thought some nice embroidery on them would be something my Nan would appreciate. But I have never embroidered other than cross stitch so I have ordered this book:
It has the transfers within so seems an easy option. And I bought some polycottons in the colours her living room is in:
So that is 8 christmas presents bought (yet to make) for less than £50 - I LOVE being able to sew personal presents for a fraction of the cost!
So the reason I have started early? The same reason as I was having a bad week the other week, after 9 months of being out of work, my OH got a job and unfortunately didn't pass his probation so I am back to being on a strict budget until he finds something. So I need to start christmas early so can spread the cost. I wish things weren't so materialistic and money didn't matter! Or if I am wishing for things I wish I could win the lottery and bugger off for a really long time!
Anyone else thought of Christmas yet?