Sunday, 18 December 2011

if you're on my Christmas list, best not read this!

How is your Christmas sewing coming along?

I really thought I was not going to make it in time! I was starting to get a little short and snappy bitchy over the last week, frantically glancing over an enormous 'to do' list feeling overwhelmed and inadequate.
So I decided a self intervention was in order and I bought some gifts - yup clutch your pearls ladies, I didn't shop on Etsy either but hit the department stores -gasp!
Rest assured though, there also will be plenty of handmade under the tree this year ;-)

I am torn between wanting to show off what I have made and knowing my lovelies do occasionally glance over my blog. So I am opting for tiny sneak peeks as not to spoil too much of the surprise.

Last warning, if you are on my list this Christmas click away now!




There will be a few of these,


this,


and this


 another one done,

and a few of these


Come April next year, remind me to start on my Christmas present early, will you? ;-)
So, how are you coping with the busiest season of the year?

x Leila

19 comments:

  1. I'll pop a note in my diary for April ...."remind Leila to start her Christmas sewing!" They all look lovely! I'm sure come Christmas Day you will think it was worth it! And be a bit proud too!

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  2. How am I doin with my christmas sewing? Bit like you I think, except there isnt anyone to snap at so sweary mutterings instead. Almost done.... (I bought a few things too to aid my sanity...)

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  3. I'm laughing because I'm in exactly the same boat (although I haven't actually hit any shops yet as I won't be paid till Friday o.O) Today may be the deal breaker in how much shopping I'll have to do. Guess, I'd best get to it...

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  4. I was going to do homemade presents. In the end only my mother will get homemade.

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  5. I am always too ambitious! Several days left though - aren't there??

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  6. I am coping by procrastination and time spent in google reader

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  7. Ooh! I'm liking the sneaky peaks! You must show us after Christmas, would love to see what you got up to. I'm on my last homemade pressie, hoping to finish today!

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  8. You can spot me - I am the one looking like a headless chicken!!

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  9. hehehe...I tell myself I am going to start early every year and I never do. Maybe next year will be different? I love all of the sneak peeks!!

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  10. Yep - I've already decided to spend the entire month of July 2012 working on Christmas projects so that I don't feel so crazy during the holidays. Your peeks are lovely, as usual.

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  11. I was curious how your gifts look like and I'm happy that I know where to find more photos:)))

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  12. Wishing I had started in April!

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  13. well, darling son and wifey lost the stockings I hand pieced last year. I am trying to replace them. grrrr
    good thing they gave me a beautiful granddaughter or I may have stayed angry :)

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  14. Leila...start your Christmas sewing early! Oh April...I will forget to remind you by then. I started early and I am still not finished...I think I was a bit done with it by September. Merry Christmas!!!

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  15. my handmade christmas is fast becoming a gift card christmas! i am starting in april next year too!

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  16. I was giggling as I clutched my pearls! ;)
    The projects look great. I think I'm going to lose my mind before I finish making all the presents!!

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  17. Awww lucky lucky friends of yours!! I would be SO thrilled if I received any of these lovelies!

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  18. The last few Christmases I have been sewing right up to the deadline, this year I suggested we support our local book shop who are amazing and deserve supporting. I was stitching binding on a birthday quilt that had to be posted last Saturday, made it just in time. Your sneak peeks are fun and lovely!

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  19. your sneak peeks are cracking me up :)

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