Still crackers

First things first, thank you all for the overwhelming response to the Animal Crackers Christmas tree skirt. It’s been really exciting seeing so much positive reaction to it. A special thank you to Mr AurifilΒ for featuring it on the Aurifil Facebook page πŸ™‚ I’ve spent the last 2 days making more crackers this time in the form of a table runner. I used the basic tutorial for crackers but enlarged it to allow me to use the cards from the panel from Winter’s Lane by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.

I Β went for a “grown up” brown linen for the background because I love the way the red solid and Aurifil thread look with it. Also, if I’m absolutely honest, it’s because it’s going to be on our dining table on Christmas day and there’s bound to be a gravy spillage! I was very thankful for the red thread as I managed to sew through my finger quite spectacularly whilst top-stitching and I’m sure a white thread would have been ruined. No fabric was harmed in the making of this runner!

By the time I finished the runner it was starting to get dark so it’s been a bit tricky to get the colours accurately in photos.

Winter’s Lane is a really gorgeous range so I’m planning on making a slightly more grown up Christmas tree skirt to match the table runner πŸ™‚ I seem to have started an obsession with crackers. Thank goodness Christmas doesn’t last long or I’d be making them all year πŸ˜‰
I have another of the Winter’s Lane panels left over from the bundle I bought in July and was thinking that it might be nice to give someone else the opportunity to make a runner like this using the panel…or indeed to make something else. So, I’m having a super speedy giveaway. If you fancy the chance to win a Winter’s Lane panel just leave a comment saying “yes please”. I’ll draw a winner at random on Sunday 24th November around 8.00pm GMT. Happy weekend to you all. catch you soon x
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