Friday, August 26, 2011
Mousehole Village crafting~
Ooh have I taken way too long to make something for our 'Mowzil' village craft spot. Ever so sorry. Well, after purchasing all that heavenly fabric from Etsy not so long ago,(Amy Butler, Heather Bailey and many more) I decided to start making a list of all the people I want to make Christmas presents for. I must say I struggled to cut the fabric...?? anyone gone through something like that! It all looks so beautiful packed together all color co ordinated and whole. So firstly I thought I would cut a small strip off one piece and see what I could come up with...Once I got going, it got all way too exciting and I burst into making the biggest thing....a Quilt for my King size bed. My gosh, then all the fabric started going~! Fancy that! Feast your eyes on my freshly cut squares. Sunny African yellow theme. One whole week of cutting...when I had the time.
Anyway first up for one of her Christmas presents is my Sister Cally. I sincerely hope she is far too busy learning about Rhino and Lion's to read my post and spoil her surprise. She is moving up to a small Town in South Africa. Off to the bush you see...At the moment she is studying to become a nature conservationist. I thought of her sitting on her quaint little stoep (veranda) looking out over into the dense bush and African sky and suddenly her lights going out. So I created this....to hang at her bedside.
I wrapped a pack of simple white candles individually in brown paper. Tied them together with some jute.Then I folded a neatly sewn double strip of pretty fabic to wrap around the candle pyrimid. I brought a large pack of matches, cut out the exact size fabric piece for the top of the box. Sew a firm piece of tracing fabric with the fabric of your choice(sorry I have no idea what it is called but it is the fabric you use to trace a pattern onto)it makes it firm. Then once sewn neatly,I glued it onto the top of the box of matches. I then made a small bag..just cut a piece of fabric on the fold. 25cm in length and 18cm in width. Sewed up the sides and added a fabric handle.
I hope you can use this idea. It is simple and I think I need one for my home too~
A happy day to you