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Shortest Day

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This may well be the last post before Christmas and I know you are all probably as busy as I am over the next few days – so I won’t take up too much of your time with reading and words and analysis and stuff – just some pics. I don’t usually sew presents but this year I made an exception – still time for you to do the same.

One for her….

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Niece Leigh’s slipper boots and dressing gown in fluffy pink fleece. The slippers are stuffed with little girl things like hair clips and pink pencils and a doll.

One for him….

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Nephew Lucas’s slipper boots and dressing gown in tough comando camouflage fleece. His slippers are stuffed with little boys things like blue pens, cars, Lego and a robot.

One for me…..

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Chinese ‘silk’ found in my mother’s attic, only 30″ wide, about 2m length. Bound in poly satin green. No pattern but based on a kimono. No make-up, no styling and very early in the morning!

The slippers boots are courtesy of Rhonda at Rhonda’s Creative Life – so kind! Thank you Rhonda.

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For health and safety, the soles of the slippers had an extra layer of non-slip stuff. This is one of those mats you buy to put under a rug to stop it sliding about. I zig-zagged the whole slipper onto a piece….

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….and then trimmed off the excess.

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Extra embellishments were sewn on afterwards too.

Soon it will be time for SWAP ’14 and my sewing might just take on an organised and coherent  approach.

Wishing you all a peaceful festive season.

Ruth

xxx

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5 thoughts on “Shortest Day

  1. Great christmas presents and I am in love with your dressing gown, beautiful fabric!

  2. Lovely pressies and your kimono colours are perfect. Oh, and you don’t need make-up.

    Love how the kitty got out her special Christmas “glow eyes”.

    Have a merry one!
    Mx

  3. Love them all but particularly your brocade. Great idea to use the stuff for mats on the bottom of the boots 🙂

  4. Lovely gifts,sweet and warm.I wish you a merry christmas,and hope that the wind is not blowing as hard as here.

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