Tuesday, 5 January 2021

filling in the blanks and other things

Happy New Year! I'm not sure it's going to be much better than last year but, at least there's a vaccine now which gives us hope for better days. Soon. Fingers crossed! 🤞

Time to fill in the "blanks" which I had made before Christmas but couldn't show on here as the recipients read my blog.

First of all, Joanna asked me if I could make a round patchwork mat to fit a basket she was giving Debbie for her Christmas. We discussed measurements and fabric choices and this is what I came up with.


And back:

Thankfully, both girls loved it so we were all happy!

Next I made a cover for Joanna's diary. This is something I do every year and sometimes struggle to get the size right. This year I bought the same kind of diary as I had used a couple of years ago when the cover fit well. I used those measurements again and, yes, it fitted beautifully. I hope I remember to do that next year!

This is the front:

And this is the back:

A few days before Christmas, Debbie said to me " Mum, you know what I don't have? Christmas oven gloves!". Needless to say, that was remedied very easily!

After Christmas, Debbie asked me if I'd make a few pencil cases and pouches for Emily's new felt pens and other wee things. I first of all made a prototype of a pencils pencil case. I wasn't entirely happy with it - I know! I am way too critical of my own work! It wasn't a problem, though, as Joanna kindly offered to take it off my hands! 🤣

I re-made it changing a few things here and there. I am much happier with this version.

Then I made another 3 which I hope will store all sorts of wee things for the wee girlies!

This next one is the last of the fabric I got from Jo's blog giveaway. Thanks again, Jo.

The best thing about all of these pencil cases is that they're all made from scraps. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to have reduced said scraps! Honestly, when I'm not paying attention, I'm positive that fabric scraps breed! 🤣

Take care out there. Stay safe. Wear a mask.


  1. Such pretty fabric you used for the patchwork mat. The pencil cases could be used for endless things, you're so clever being able to make such beautiful things from scraps.

    1. Thanks, Jo. I need to make some more bags to hold bigger things like jigsaw pieces but they can wait a wee while!

  2. I love all my things - thank you, mama. 🥰 And Debbie loves her mat. It's so her! Very jealous of those oven gloves, though. 🤨

    1. You're welcome. I can easily make you some oven gloves. There's still some of that fabric left!

  3. Fabric scraps are like ironing, they start breeding when you're not around to keep an eye on them! Love the pencil cases by the way

    1. LOL Kim, you're so right. Although, I have to say, my ironing pile is much easier to deal with in the winter when I wear polo necks and jerseys that don't need ironing!


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