I so don't want to think about Christmas yet, but it's fast approaching whether I like it or not. Last year I began sewing for the festive season quite early, and paced myself throughout the year. It's a different story in 2017 - pillowcases are the first items I've sewn.
After calling it quits on seven out of twenty drawstring bags, I've decided, that to be more efficient, I need to cut out less of the same.
So when Nanny + Friends Charity Sew put out the call for Christmas pillowcases, I only put my hand up to make two.
I've never really liked the red star fabric. It's been patiently sitting in my Christmas stash for years. Funny how when it's teamed with the cute reindeer fabric, it totally changes how I feel about it.
The reindeer fabric was a win last year from Ho Ho Ho and on We Sew.
The polka dots weren't stored with my Christmas fabric, but again, teamed with the star fabric, the whole thing suddenly looks Christmassy.
As you can see, I actually made three pillowcases, after initially offering to make two. That feels so much better than in my enthusiasm, offering to make lots, and falling short.
I think I've finally worked out how to stop some projects from stalling. Starting with less multiple items should help prevent boredom setting in.
And as far as worrying about me not sewing a lot when I see others sewing huge amounts - Little by little, a little becomes a lot... Tanzanian proverb. All the small amounts of sewing add up.
For more pillowcase tutorials, check out... 35 Pillowcase Tutorials. I've grouped them by style of pillowcase and location.
Last post I said my next project would be to finish off my mini log cabin quilt, but I squeezed in the pillowcases first. No new projects till I get a few UFOs finished!!!
Do you have a pile of UFOs hiding somewhere?