Friday, 7 December 2012

A little bit of a homemade christmas

Linking up with Fiona at Arbordale Farm with some homemade christmas inspiration.

I have never really considered doing a fully homemade Christmas, the sheer numbers of people i buy presents for has always put me off. This year with my little man's second Christmas nearly here i thought i would start a small tradition within this little family of making some homemade gifts.

Tying this in with the other new tradition of giving a book on Christmas eve i thought i would start with a book bag. And what fabric could be better for a book bag than Dr Seuss?

I loved Dr Seuss as a child and was so excited when i came across this beautiful printed quilting fabric. I bought a few pieces at the time with no real plan of what to make with it. 
This project seemed like the perfect start.

This was a lot of fun to make and came together quickly. Doesn't it look great? I'm so pleased with it, this fabric really makes it special.

 I also made a smaller version to fit my kindle, i made it slightly small but it does the trick.

I have a few more gifts to make yet so i better head off and get sewing!


  1. Thanks for linking up. I love the Dr Seuss fabric the book bag looks great.
    I love you banner photo, are you in the Malborough Sounds?

    1. Hi, no i'm up in the Waikato. Our last holiday was in marlborough and that photo was taken in Havelock. Lovely isn't it?