Handmade Christmas

For Christmas I wanted to make many gifts by hand but started too late and ran out of time. I did however manage to make five customized t-shirts and 2 decorative throw cushions. These t-shirts were actually made for a friends little girl for her birthday. The bird print is from a thrifted dress, I cut it up to use the fabric.

The nieces loved the cushions. You may remember the cushion at the back from the Umbrella Prints trimmings competition. The one in front I made more recently.

Eye Candy

Some thrift store finds this week. Haniwa Stone bowl in the "Maywood" Pattern (made in Japan) and a bottle of buttons (from the fifties and or sixties?) pictured are some of my favourites. I love the colours and patterns. Haven't decided what to do with the buttons yet.