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Archive | October, 2016

Your Christmas crafting cosiness checklist (oh, cosy!)


Hot Chocolate? Check.

Fire lighters? Check.

One slipper on and the other stewn aside for the purpose of the sewing machine pedal? Check.

Then you've everything you need for the perfect cuddly crafting night in. As the early nights draw near, there's nothing more I want to do than cuddle up with a hot mug of something comforting and sew my evenings away. And it's also the time that I start to think about what I would like to make for the Christmas period. The children are back at school and the inclination to leave the house is ever dwindling as the temperature drops, making these perfectly conducive conditions for some Christmas crafting!

First up is our Dashwood Advent Calendar supplied as a measure of fabric complete with instructions and cutting guide to denote exactly where and how to piece this cheerful creation together. A stunning gift and a really enjoyable project to watch unfold.


One of the most underestimated tasks of the Christmas period is the amount of time it takes to write Christmas cards. Get ahead with our truly personal crochet cards that will let everyone special in your life know just how valued they are.

Christmas Cards

Given that it's already October, I've almost admitted to myself that it might not be possible to hand make everything as intended, and that is where these fabulous mugs come in. One of these wouldn't look at all out of place on my sewing table or any of my sewing circle friends' and we think they're super! Happiness is INDEED a full bobbin (and a mug from a good friend!).

Sewing Themed Mugs - Set of 3

If you're still intent on making all your gifts yourself and you're feeling felty then we have the most stunning collection of kits from the Gilliangladrag Fluff-a-torium no less! And if you do run out of time then these are all packaged beautifully and make thoughtful gifts in their own right - there, that takes the pressure off!

Vintage Laundry Peg Bag Wet Felt Making Kit Hottie-bottie Colonel Nocturnal Wet Felting Kit Gwendoline-Penguin Vintage Vignette Bag - Felt Making Kit - MOLLIE MAKES










And now for a peek at some of our sublime Christmas crafting fabrics. The biggest hurdle is deciding what to do with them all...

Dashwood Studio - Festive Friends - Christmas Cats - FEST-1172 Dashwood Studio - Festive Friends - FEST1171 Dashwood Studio - Festive Friends - Christmas Stripes - FEST-1174 Dashwood Studio - Festive Friends - Christmas Puddings - FEST-1173Dashwood Studio - Festive Friends - Snowflakes & Stars - FEST-1175

Tasha Noel - Pixie Noel -c5251- White









And don't forget your trimmings for the holly on the Christmas cake effect!

IMG_1860 Scandinavian Christmas - Winter Flower Ribbon Christmas Moose Ribbon Green Scandinavian Christmas - Merry Christmas Ribbon Rustic Christmas - Bobbin Robin - Ribbon










Whatever projects you are planning to embark on, we'd love to see your final creations -

Happy, happy crafting!

Yours, with a cat on my lap x