Last week I had a massive clear out of the craft room and came across a whole box full of Christmas fabric. I was inspired as soon as I saw it and immediately set to making some mug rugs that Sheila who blogs at Life's Too Short To Iron Tea Towels had made and linked to a wonderful tutorial on YouTube.
A simple but effective make using 6 5" squares.
Tied with some natural twine in a set of four, with a added tag left over from last year it now makes an attractive gift.
I stitched some fabric on plain tea towels to line a couple of small hampers.
Using the snowman fabric and some oddments of fleece, bibs have been made for the holiday season.
An apron has been made using a vintage pattern ready for one of Granny's little helpers. Red velvet ribbon was using for the binding which gives it quite a luxurious feel.
Quite amazing how you can be inspired by seeing fabric. Whilst it may seem a little early for some making Christmas gifts in June I actually do not like to put myself under pressure, so work all year round gift making for all occasions.
Go on admit it, you have started looking for inspiration for Christmas...
See you soon.