Holidays. Three weeks. Absolutely fantastic.

I´ll be back later...

Have a wonderful Friday!


Sewing and loving it

I have done some sewing today, and actually it´s one down - two to go -situation. We have three sofas at our house and they´re soft, comfy and much used. They´re also used with chocolate/coffee/kids/tea/anything and after several years they just need some coverage. I have some throws and shawls already but I wanted some christmassy ones. But of course and about a week before holidays. That is so me.

I tried to find something from etsy, but I realized that I am so late with this, there was no chance to get anything shipped to Finland before Holidays. Also three gorgeous handmade quilts would have broken the bank so I opted much used and less expensive option: self sewn.

I am not a quilter, nope, so no hand-stitching or any other wonderfulness for me. But I have pretty fabrics and a great sewing machine so I think I can pull this one off and get some comfy and pretty things done. My color scheme for Christmas is red&white with some blue (and some Moomins, apparently) and here´s the first:

All the fabrics are reused except the red-green-hearts backing. I purchased that on last January with some 5 euros/7usd (it a was set of curtains and on sale -70%) but never used it - now it found the perfect spot! I also used some of the last scraps from my winter Moomins fabric and I am loving it! And now I am off to sew some more...

Happy third advent Sunday!


The very last one...

...Felted bag before Christmas, that is.

There´s a Christmas carol in Finland (probably you sing it in English also but I am too lazy to google that now, sorry) where we sing about summer coming into our winter and that´s what inspired me to make yet an another flowery felted bag. Now I am putting my needles down for a bit and concentrate on Holidays. Yippee!

I only have a week before my three week holidays (confirmed by my dear boss two days ago!) so I am really cheerful. I am happily doing bits and bobs - some cleaning, some Christmas cards, some sewing (for me, that is!) and really getting into holiday spirits - I wish you all that too! We have had some snow too and it´s pretty and white outside.

The only minus (quite literally) is that some forecasts tell us that next week we´re really getting a winter here. They say it might drop down to -30-35C which I consider pretty cold. Well we´ll see, maybe it won´t get that bad after all. And a week before holidays - I´ll be singing come rain or shine!

Happy weekend!


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