Is it just me, or are all these 'Handmade for the holidays' tutorials, lists and gorgeous finished items stressing anyone else out? Don't get me wrong, I love them, I'm inspired by them but I'm breaking out into a cold sweat.
I'm going to have to sit down and bite the bullet of a serious 'to do' list. Though I have done the little gifts for Mark's teachers. We decided on coasters for their breaktime cuppa.
So Mark drew a design for each of them.
We scanned it and printed it out on the computer in mirror image. Then it was easy to trace over it with a heat set embroidery transfer pencil (amending the odd spelling hiccup and too-tricky-to-sew design element) and transfer it to a piece of linen.
The idea was for Mark to do a bit of the sewing, but I was having too much fun with the red linen thread to share.
And then we used Amy's instructions from 'Bend the Rules Sewing' to turn them into coasters.
Hopefully they will prevent mug mix-ups at morning break. And at least one item on the list has a tick next to it!