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!

This time of the year...

Usually around this time, when children go back to school, and you can just about to smell the autumn, I start to dig deeper in my fabric...