Saturday, August 14, 2010

Handmade Christmas Challenge

The one thing I love most about Christmas is styling a table for a huge Christmas feast. This year I'm going to aim for a fuss-free Chrissy with simple groupings of natural objects, crisp linen and a dash of crimson red. For more styling ideas, head over here.

A couple of weeks ago, I headed over to Katie's place from 5 Star Baby to support the wonderful sale she was hosting. I walked out of there with my hands full. Perhaps the most astonishing piece of sewing mastery I spied was this handbag. 

It's gorgeous don't you think? I have bought it for my cousin for Christmas. She's a little bohemian so I know she'll just love the colours and design. So here's the astonishing part...Katie's 8 year old niece made it. That's right, a child. A child who knows their way around a sewing machine! I can't even darn a hole in a sock. Had she made more, I would have bought the whole lot. There is hope for me yet that perhaps I too will sew something worthy of this calibre one day. 

What wonderful creations are you making for Christmas? Have you spied someone else's creation that would be perfect for a loved one? Perhaps you need some help with a few ideas.To join in, just leave a comment and simply add your link below.You can join in anytime during the week. If you are new to this meme, click here for all the details on how to join in on this Handmade Christmas Challenge and feel free to grab my button.


5 star, baby! said...

I must show Maddie your post, she will be so excited to have her bag on here!!
so pleased you love it!
I too love styling the table for christmas. this year, however, we are having a christmas just with our little family of 5. we are spending the day at the beach. I can't wait. no fuss, just fun! I will post my handmade tomorrow, when I get a chance to do what ive had laid out to do for a week now!!

Little Ted Canvas said...

She sure is one clever little girl, it must be in the genes...

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

A few years ago my husband and I had a handmade Christmas. It was so much fun working together to create gifts for our loved ones!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Wow, an 8 year old made that - very impressive! My 4 year old wants to learn how to use the sewing machine, but I am not ready to teach her (yet!)