Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas In July

A visit to my parent's house for lunch last week was a lovely surprise.  Mum and dad had decided to do Christmas in July complete with all the trimmings.    Needless to say that the kitchen was closed for dinner that night.   

I had just finished off the table topper below for mum and had taken it with me so I was able give it to her.  It made the day more festive being able to give a small gift in return for a lovely lunch.

I decided that after Christmas lunch I would have to start my shopping early and with some of the shops having a 50% off sale what could I do but  grab a bargain or two.   I have a few ideas running around in my head using oriental fabric and I am sure that this lot below will be put to good use.

I always seem to find something else that I "may" need in my stash. 

The sale goes for another week so I think that I may just have to drop in again to see what I left behind.

Sometimes it is good to step out of one's comfort zone from time to time and that is what I did with the table runner below.    I am not a fan of orange especially with pink but  it somehow seems to works with this.  I wanted a bright and fun runner for summer.

I have a couple of other items near completion which I hope to be able to blog about soon.

In the meantime happy sewing.


Shirlwin said...

The table topper, and the table runner, are both lovely. Like you I am not particularly keen on pink and orange, but that certainly works to great effect:)

Anonymous said...

boy Karen you have been busy,lovely projects,we;; done.xx

secondhandrose said...

Love the oriental fabrics and also your bright table runner. Hope you enjoyed your 'Christmas in July'.

Vicki ♥ said...

Your Christmas in July lunch looked yummy and the table topper you made is fabulous :) I have not really seen orange and pink together either but your table runner turned out really lovely :) hugs Vicki x

barb's creations said...

You've been very busy....where was my invite for dinner???
Looks like a fun day,family,food and fabric a perfect combination :) Barb.

Gloria said...

Wow yummy lunch.Your topper is beautiful!