Sunday, 27 December 2015

Hand-made Christmas [Dumbledore]

I struggle every year with what to get my sister-in-law. She's a pain. And I don't care if she reads this, because she knows! Normally we resort to cash or vouchers, which is pretty boring. Last year I tarted up the voucher with a little Two-in-One Zippy pouch. But I can't do that every year.

You may remember back in the summer, I signed up for the doomed Harry Potter Mini Quilt Swap on Instagram. Steph follows me on Instagram and expressed interest... expressing interest out loud is as enthusiastic as she tends to get. A few months later and we were talking Harry Potter again, and I learned that a Dumbledore quote is one of her favourites and she wouldn't mind having me make her something. This is the equivalent of anyone else standing on the roof and begging for me to make it. Really.

Unfortunately I then forgot this conversation until the Saturday before Christmas. But being a last-minute merchant, I took the opportunity of a Saturday afternoon nap to draft out a pattern. You can find some of the inspiration on my Harry Potter Pinterest board!

And on Christmas Eve at about 10pm I finished it!

Disappointingly, this last minute embroidery meant that the Christmas wreath embroidery wasn't finished before Christmas. I'm not going to put it away again just yet, as we're still feeling festive, and I may get a little more done. I really don't have much more to go!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

1 comment:

Lin said...

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas too Jennie! The Dumbledore quote is great and I do hope she liked it - well done for meeting the deadline. xx