About Me

My photo
I am a mother of eight and grandmother of three who loves to make and create. Rosemary Hill is the name of our home where we live, work, learn and create together

Sunday, 2 August 2009

Sewing Saturday

I finally finished this doll quilt Saturday. I sewed the binding on and handstitched it Saturday morning. I love it so much. It is destined for the etsy shop - any minute now!
The following three photos are of the "tinsel" I am making. At the Patchwork Apple's Christmas in the Hills Jane had "yo yo tinsel" decorating things. I just loved it and bought a kit to make my own. Mine is actually suffolk puff tinsel. (toe-ma-toe/toh-mah-toe) I have traded the redwork-stitching for tinsel-making infront of the tv. This morning I was struck with an idea. Buttons inbetween the suffolk puffs. Some of the buttons also have bells attatched. It is heavy and jingley and red, red, red! The kids are all thoroughly unimpressed because Christmas is still ages away. Of course, you can never start too early for Christmas I think!



9 comments:

Tammy James said...

I love the Yoyo tinsel! great idea to add the bells and buttons!

joolzmac said...

Your stitcherys and quilt are lovely. I love the stipple effect.

And I'm sure the kids will think you are clever when you drag out the puffy tinsel in December!

For me, a day of cross stitching in an empty house (daughter out, hubby out). It's tidy already now I am just waiting to be alone. ;D

Cheers - Joolz

Kate said...

Love the yoyo tinsel!

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely quilt but especially love the tinsel.........

Nicky said...

I adore that tinsel -I really feel like I missed something so fun by not going to Christmas in the hills -sob sob

Gina said...

I love the tinsel. What a great idea. I might get Gemma to make something like that for her room.

love and hugs Gina xxx

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the tinsel - one of the cutest things I have seen in ages - you could resist the mix of ricrac buttons and puffs!

Jenny said...

Cute doll quilt-such lovely fabric. And that yo yo and ricrac tinsel is just lovely-what a good idea and i bet fun to make

Lorraine said...

Oh Kris....lovely that you have made my tinsel for me...but make sure you leave plenty of time to do yours!! I know...I am hilarious!