decorating, sewing, wrapping (the cookbook is a “choose-it-yourself” present – can’t wait to read it!) plus muffins and tea in the “best cups” with my mum …
here is a how-to for my wayward stars …
draw an uneven five-pointed star on cardboard (approx 19cms/7inches tip to tip) and cut out your template (the wonkier the better …)
trace around and cut out your fabrics (no seam allowance needed!)
pin the stars to white quilt batting and machine around their edges
cut out each star with pinking shears, leaving a small soft margin of white batting
sew the star tips to a length of selvedge or strip of fabric 112cms/44ins long, leaving approx 25cms/10ins between each star
attach to each side of your doorway with blu tack
very quick, very easy: enjoy!
wishing you much happiness in the week ahead
love, Barbara x
ps a special thank you to the quilters at kew library for their encouragement to finally finish the cushion, pattern here , after three attempts at those embroidered words, good grief!
pps 20% discount on everything in the shop continues until the very end of december