Sewing and Craft

Christmas Sewing

Gee, it’s a been a while since I updated hasn’t it? Truth be told, I’ve spent most of my crafty time on Project Life (which I blog about here) and hadn’t sewn for months and months. I purchased Christmas fabric back in July, and really should have followed through on the urge to sew and sew then, as I really wanted to use up my Christmas stash, but left it far too late.


First up I made a cover for a bolster insert. I used Noodlehead’s tutorial, just adding more squares to make it big enough and changing the way it closed. I used Kate Spain’s In From the Cold line and am very pleased with the result.



Next up is a matching cushion using the same like. The bigger pieces came from a panel that was supposed to make placemats or a runner, but I didn’t really need placemats, and had other fabric for a runner, so I used some here.


Photographed rather poorly we have a pair of stockings whipped up from the In from the Cold stocking panel. I really like the patchwork one, but the other is a bit plain. I may embellish it this Christmas.


Lastly we have a runner for the hall table made using charm squares from Kate Spain’s ‘Joy’ collection. I threw this together really quickly, but it’s my favourite of all the things I made. I really brightens up the hall. It matches my star garlands (below) perfectly which I didn’t realise until I put it in place.


Hopefully I’ll have more sewing to share soon. I keep seeing the economy block along on Instagram (#economyblockalong in case you’d like to join in too) and I’m quite keen to make some economy blocks to use up stash.


  1. kate

    January 4, 2014 at 4:22 pm


    Happy new year! Love your projects. Glad to see you enjoying the “In from the Cold” line. All the best! kate

    1. ren

      February 4, 2014 at 3:34 am

      Oh my! I missed this comment. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. I really love ‘In from the Cold’ and have plenty left to make more things for this Christmas!

  2. Belinda

    January 5, 2014 at 12:08 am

    The Christmas seeing looks great! I really love the patchwork stocking-it’s gorgeous.

    Hope you and the family had a lovely Christmas and New Years x

    1. ren

      January 26, 2014 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Belinda! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too :)

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