Thursday, 27 June 2013

Finished, Late & Just In Time For CTTY...

Finished... the oven mitt that is part of my '1 Xmas Item A Month' for June... never sewn with Insul-Bright before... I do love the floral design of this fabric... now that is one more thing out of the Overload:)
Late... my flower for this weeks Garden Party over at Karen's Journey Of A Quilter... bought this fq at the Craft Fair a few weeks ago...
And Just In Time... this month's item for Christmas Through The Year... I made shopping bags, one is for a family member... very simply made, but I know she will love to use it... don't you love the retro print?!
The fabrics are cotton drill & I used a sturdy cotton tape for one side of the handle, to give them a good feel in the hand.
nice bright lining...
These bags took me a couple of hours to sew up, & I am happy to add them to the Christmas present stash...
It's not too late to link up your item for Christmas Through The Year... you can do it HERE

I am feeling very pleased with myself that all of my items for the "Christmas In July" swap are now fully complete & ready to wrap. For now, I am enjoying just looking at them & hoping that my recipient will like them when they get to her in a few weeks.

Still waiting for my niece or nephew to be born...

22 comments:

shez said...

such lovely finishes Anthea,you made it in time.xx

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

yes, I agree with Shez.....you are just in time with your flower....remember it is barely WEdnesday here in the USA...LOL.......love the mitt and you are moving right along with your Christmas stash!

Christine M said...

I love the fabric you used for the bags Anthea. They look great. I've just now finished the last of my Christmas in July gifts. Just got to find the camera and then they can be wrapped up. It does feel good to be ahead of schedule!

Cheryll said...

Won't there be some HaPPy elves in blogland on July 25th... lol
It's a great feeling to be all up-to-date isn't it!
Love those bags... so cute! :)

Narelle said...

Lovely sewing and that oven mit fabric is gorgeous!

Anita said...

Sweet colours on your hexies and you've got loads of things for Xmas done. Love your mitt.
Cheers, Anita.

Susan said...

Your bags are great, the fabric is perfect for them.

Fiona said...

Great finishes... those bags are fantastic - love that fabric....
Hugz

Leanne said...

You have been a busy girl Anthea, such lovely projects.Your bags are gorgeous.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Such lovely happy finishes..Love the retro fabric.

Susan said...

Love the bags - how funky.

retdairyqueen said...

Love the fabric in your oven mitt
Lovely finishes

Karen said...

Love the Christmas gifts! The oven mitt is very pretty and the retro bag, wonderful. As always, fabulous flower!

sunny said...

Love your fabrics. the bags are adorable, and the spotty fabrics on the flower are very cheery!

sunny said...

Love your fabrics. the bags are adorable, and the spotty fabrics on the flower are very cheery!

Wendy B said...

I'm thinking you are a bit of a machine lately Anthea!!!! All your finishes........wow!!! They look great....love those retro bags and with the bright linings??? Delish! LOVE IT ALL!!!! Well done! xoxox
sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Charlie and Wendy said...

You have done really well, I love the oven mitt and the bags. Everything's beautiful!

Gayle said...

Love the fabric in the mitt. The bags are gorgeous too.

Helen said...

I adore the fabric for the bags and the lining just perfect.
Oven mitt looks great,something I keep putting off.
What a great finish !!!!!!!!!

Sisbabestitches said...

Great final piece for the aussie xmas pack! Love the funky lining AND the retro look :)

Nicky said...

Lovely Christmas finishes Anthea. I am so behind in my blog visiting, but good to see that you are getting lots done. The shopping bag fabric is awesome!

KAYLEE said...

The shopping bags are fabulous Anthea and love the retro fabric.

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