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 Aurifil for featuring it on the Aurifil Facebook page 🙂 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 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.