Saturday, 16 October 2010

The 52 Marvellous Makes Madness Challenge - Weeks 11 and 12!

Bear with me people, I'm playing catch up!

Week 11's make isn't quite complete but I have been waiting to post about them for so long I gave up and will finish them off [attach to twine] in time to hang on the hall banisters for Santa to see.   
Here are the crucial components of my Felt Christmas Tree Garland...

I chose to sew on multi-coloured beads inspired by the fairy lights of my youth and of course there shall be bells, always bells!

Week 12 brought a housewarming gift for a lovely lady who was very complimentary even though my stitches were very like a spiders trail having stepped in ink.  She also was kind enough to send me this photo of it adorning her wall because, well...duh!!! I completely forgot to take one of it myself.

(image used with the permission of the lovely kirstyfish - check out some of her photos here)
The fabric is a gorgeous dark pink from a Tilda range, Rose 6.  I may have to make one for myself for my wee craft corner.  Here is another photo Kirsty sent me and I wanted to share this gorgeous angel with you (hope you don't mind Fishy)...

 ...isn't it, sorry she delightfulCheck out Snowfish at Etsy but be quick, I may beat you to it!

Can I say a warm thank you to all of your lovely comments on my lemon cake, I'd gladly send a slice to you all.  Tanya, you Temptress!  Buttons for cake.......ah!  Can you send cake in the post?



  1. love the christmas garland to be x x x x

  2. Love your Christmas tree garland! Have a wonderful weekend xx

  3. Love those christmas trees, yes we had multi-coloured fairy lights {flower shaped and glittery- so 70's!}. The picture is lovely and is a much pondered question in my kitchen too!!. x

  4. Love the garland, im in the process of making a gingerbread man one xx

  5. hi there, you left a comment on my sidmouth poppy treasures blog about the cake tins but i could not find it in my hotmail and i tried to email you but couldn't for some reason ( maybe hotmail is playing up) please try and contact me again if you want them ...many thanks x x

  6. Lovely makes!I'd like to make Christmas bunting for myself this year!
    What would Nigella do?
    Rachel x

  7. Wow i love the garland! such bright colours, i cant wait for christmas! :) x

  8. Your little christmas trees are brilliant. Hope you post a piccie when the gardland is finished. As for your "What would Nigella do?"....... I think that is an inspired piece of work. So fresh and original!

  9. I love the trees - those beads must have taken you AGES!!
    I also love the Nigella artwork - you should make more!!
    Umm, pretty sure you can send some cake in the post - maybe not sponge!! Not sure what it would look like when it arrived - tasty though!! xx Ahh, now I'm hungry - off to get cup of tea but sadly no cake!!

  10. You can send cake in the post - I think 'tis usually only done with wedding cake though!
    Lovely makes!


I love to hear from all you interesting folks out there so don't be shy.
Had to put the annoying word verification back on as the spam was getting silly. Forgive me! Ali


Related Posts with Thumbnails