Christmas is behind us already. What took months of preparation was over so quickly . . . always the way lol. I am going to do a couple of articles to show you some of the gifts I made this year.
To begin with, some simple knitting. Photo on full zoom to show two “ruffle” scarves. The black & grey for my daughter and the purple one (which I have already shown you) for 2nd son’s girlfriend.
The yarn contains a metallic thread which gives them a really nice sparkle.
And some patchworking/quilting by machine, to make a set of place mats for 2nd son and girlfriend. On one side, stripes in black, red & white.
On the reverse side, a black & white cat print.
I made four of them
and added a small metallic heart to each which is embossed with the wording “Hand made with love” (doesn’t show up in photo)
I followed the very clear tutorial written by Avis who explains how to make a “mug rug” on her Oh Sew Tempting, just adapting measurements to make mine slightly larger.