Wednesday, 10 July 2013
CHRISTMAS TABLE CENTRE PIECE
Good evening everyone, sorry I haven't been posting for a good few days, but between working full time, babysitting and having visitors I just didn't a minute to spare to plan what I would show you. I tried to fit in quick looks at what you were up to while sitting having my breakfast. I would give the girls into trouble for reading while eating but they didn't see me. A case of what they don't see I can get away with.
I know a lot of you don't agree with starting Christmas things early, but I really do need to think about making the bits that make up This Table Centre Piece as it takes me a while to cut and sew all the bits, as I do it all by hand.
This piece came about some three years ago when Patricia and I did a craft fair at Glamis (not at the castle it's self but in the Main Street of the village). A very nice lady stood looking at my beer cake and nappy cake that were on the display stand, then asked me if I would be able to make her a Christmas Table Centre on the line of what I had done with the beer and nappy cakes. Now I love a challenge, we had a discussion as to what she would like it do. She had a large family and felt that the Christmas table look cluttered when she got everything laid out and with the crackers it was to much, if I could do it so there were little pots or tubes that could be filled with either sweets or little gifts and if the pots/tubes could be detached so people could take one and see what they had got. Well believe you me I was starting to think " what have I done saying I could try" as I said I like a challenge so I certainly was going to have one with this. A lot of my ideas were binned and my patients was tried to its limit.
This is what I came up with and it fulfilled the order and I have sold a few since then. It's just time consuming, and that's something that I don't always have.
Now I was going to tell you what I have used and how I put it together, but decided I will do that for a post tomorrow. I don't mind showing you how to make it, as I think this is the nice thing about all your blogs you are so willing to share ideas.
Thank you for all your lovely comments I do appreciate them all.
Call in tomorrow if you would like to know how it's made.