Thursday, June 10, 2010

Early Bird Christmas Crafting

There's a button over to the right which says Early Bird Christmas Crafting - you may have seen it around on a few blogs. If you are curious you can click over there and see what it is all about.
Every year I say I am going to have presents ready for teachers and friends and every year it is always a mad rush. So I decided to join. But one of the main reasons was the fact that I wanted to be organised enough to donate some things for our school Christmas stall. What better way than to start planning now?
The first thing we needed to do is make a journal. Now I've wanted to try that for a while so using the pattern from Moda Bake Shop I made this. (Giles the 2002 Harrods Christmas Bear is my holder).

I dug out some Debbie Mumm christmas fabric for the cover - I am not so sure about the varigated quilting thread but after all it is the first one I have done. The stitching on the front I had from last year. I bought it as a little kit from one of the craft shows and it was supposed to be made into an an ornament but I just was never happy with the way it was going. So when this project turned up it seemed perfect for the job.

So here I am ready to go.....

7 comments:

cumquats said...

What a great idea. I'm always running behind with my Christmas sewing! Kim

Joy said...

T'riffic journal!!! Oh and Giles is just adorable!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Cottage.Di.Rosa said...

your journal looks fantastic, I loved making mine, now I want to cover everything that even slightly appears to be a journal..lol. Can't wait to see some of the mini gifts you will be making too!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Very pretty Lynda. Love the teddy too.

mandapanda said...

You journal is one of my favourites of all the early xmas crafters!! I love it! What a great choice to use the "ornament" stitchery too!

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Lyn...just popped in to see how you were going with your Christmas Crafting! Any finished Mini Gifts or Challenge for June?? Let me know....challenge closes midnight Sunday and gift count midnight Tuesday.
Hugs..Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Bec said...

Love your journal - how are you going with the crafting now???
Heard you were shopping at 'Homespun and Beautiful' recently....Bec xxx