Why oh why have I left things so late? What was I thinking? It is November and my son in law is asking me what holiday items I am going to sell in his shop during November and December. Can I bring a few things in for next weekend?
Good question. Oh dear oh dear oh dear. Why didn't I get on board with Carol of Carol's Crafty Creations this summer and crank out clever Christmasy things well in advance of when they would be needed?
Ok, so now I have to scramble. I need to make at least six to eight sets of mug rugs, six to eight zippy bags, and at least six table runners. Like by next week.
You may remember awhile back (2008!) I was experimenting with shabby chic blended quilt fabrics. I ended up making twice the number of blocks I needed because I decided to go with only the neutral blocks for my quilt. Love that quilt.
So, anyway, since I only used the neutral blocks, I had all the colorful blocks left over and decided to use them to make elegant holiday table runners to sell in the shop. You see one I finished at the top of this post. I think it works because I have a ton of the black floral fabric to use as a border and backing for the runners. Things all tie in well I hope.
I need to piece the blocks together (three per runner), add the borders and backings and quilt them. Six of them. By next weekend.
You saw my progress with the red and white mug rugs. Those are still in the works. Five sets of four to make, and he says that isn't enough.
Oh, and what about the zippy bags, you ask?
I found this great assortment of Rhubarb and Ginger fabrics in my stash. I think they will make pretty, and seasonally appropriate zippy bags. With any luck, people will find them pretty enough to want to give them as gifts this holiday season. I have the zippers on order, but as you can plainly see, I have yet to do one single thing other than select fabrics.
This week I will be burning the midnight oil for certain. Do check in with me and see what I have been able to accomplish. Ready, start, GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!