|what I made with a tin of Whittakers chocs|
|what I received - checkout the beading!|
This year my first effort was a disaster! The more I kept going the worse it got. So a couple of days before the Secret Santa handover I abandoned it and started something new. It had to be something achievable in a rather limited timeframe!
I mostly followed the instructions for nesting bins here (the smallest one), adding a bit of decoration - making it a bit obvious as to who the maker was!
One very good tip was to iron the Pellon batting to the lining and not to the front fabric. The front is a linen mix so I wasn't confident that I'd be able get the Pellon to adhere evenly. So if the Pellon doesn't adhere evenly or comes away, it doesn't matter as it won't really show.
|stencil, paint and PearlEx pigments|
The paint is Pebeo Setacolor Shimmer Gold mixed with PearlEx pigments and the stitching is Madeira gold holographic thread - that just sparkles.
|painted and stitched|