December 16, 2012

Week 7 - free pattern

It's the last week of the Seven Weeks of Christmas Giving.  I hope you have enjoyed the free patterns I have given each week. I've had a lot of fun sharing them with you. For our final gift project I have a Christmas envelope and as a bonus, there's a gift tag pattern as well.

It's gift-wrapping with a difference - the wrapping is part of the gift!  Pop in some money or an "I love you" note, or even a fat quarter! Then of course the envelope can be re-used after Christmas.  It would be quite a useful pouch for threads, make-up etc.

 The gift tag can be attached over the button on the back of the envelope or you could attach it to a completely different present.

I hope you enjoy making these - you have just 8 days to make them before the big day!!!  The pattern can be downloaded from my website.

While you're visiting my website, this is a reminder that all ten of the free 2012 Block of the Month "Thoughts in Thread" patterns are still available until 31st December, so download them while you can!

I am more than half way finished the new free Block of the Month quilt for 2013. I am rather liking the way it is coming together! I am putting my skates on to try to complete it for release to you in January!

You might remember seeing this pattern earlier in the year when I conducted an on-line workshop.  Lilac Love Needle case, pincushion and scissor-keep have now been published in the beautiful Australian Country Craft magazine, Vol 23 No 10.

Felt, fabric and embroidery - one of my favourite combinations:

Last week I went on an internet search for a little box that would be suitable for holding a felt Christmas ornament and some chocolates.  I was delighted to find this free downloadable pattern at Paper Glitter:

The box has a cute little Gingerbread House on the other side.  It was the perfect size and shape for what I wanted. It is so lovely when people freely share their creativity!

We had some lovely catch-ups and break-ups last week and now I'm nearly ready for Christmas. We went to our local community Carol singing evening last night, presents are bought, Christmas pudding is done, Turkey is in the freezer; now there's just the Christmas Cake to make and the presents to wrap.  Not many sleeps now!



Kate said...

Such a lovely idea, Val, thank you. I can no longer obtain Australian magazines and I do miss them.
Merry Christmas!

KaHolly said...

Sweet pattern. Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations for having your beautiful pattern pack published. It is just gorgeous.

Allie said...

DARLING pattern Val, thank you so much! Oh you sound so ready for the big day, lol, not me....

MARYNAN said...

Hello again Val, thanks again for your generosity in sharing the Christmas patterns. Hope next year'a BOM is Christian themed again!!!


Anonymous said...

That is a cute box, thanks for pointing it out. I love your 7th week pattern, too. You always have such attractive blog posts.