Inspired by a post from I Finally Have Time and a pattern from www.acuppaandacatchup.com I started my Christmas sewing last weekend. The nested fabric bowls looked like a nice easy way to use some existing fabric, a very good reason to buy some fabric for specific people and a bit of easy festive fun.
Armed with my pattern and a cup of tea I set of to cut and sew and trim and finish my first bowl (in black with white poinsettias fabric). I have to admit the first one probably took me around four hours to make. It looked simple and was, which means I must have been procrastinating. With more familiarity with the pattern, The second bowl only took me two hours to make.
I’m now waiting with bated breath for my parcel from America with the fabric I ordered. I need to sew all weekend to get the rest of the bowl collection made in time for our family Christmas do.
Ah well, nothing like a deadline to focus the attention….or alternatively there’s that great line in the Julie and Julia movie… “I love the sound of a deadline as it goes wooooshing past”.
Happy holidays everyone.
PS: This is a good pattern with clear instructions and lots of options and sizes for you to mix and match with.