Saturday, 31 October 2009

A Christmas witch?


Yes, yes, I know it's Hallowe'en, but this really is intended for Christmas. I saw one of these dolls in my local quilt shop and thought it would make a lovely Christmas present for my nine year old niece. It came as a panel and I finished making it up yesterday, just in time for a final October flourish.

And I have to admit that I fell off the wagon yesterday. Do you have the same problem as me? I often go into a quilt shop thinking 'I'll treat myself to some fabric' and then find that I'm overwhelmed by the choice and end up with nothing. Well, yesterday I popped over to Midsomer Quilting with no intention of buying anything, just to check up on things since I'm stewarding at their Quilt Show this afternoon. And there were a load of new £5 a metre rolls in; and I loved the bright, bold colours; and they clicked in my head; and I thought I might have the germ of an idea; and so I bought a whole load! I'll try and show you a picture tomorrow. I'll also try and take some photographs at the Quilt Show this afternoon.

If you're into that sort of thing - happy Hallowe'en. And if you're not, then best wishes for All Saints' Day on Sunday, and for All Souls' Day on Monday.

11 comments:

Amelia said...

So cute...the nine year old should love this gift.

Do show us your fabric purchase.

clare's craftroom said...

Hi Amanda , I think your witch will look great all year round , cute !

Karen said...

An adorable witch! Well made. I like the stripe legs.

Lynn said...

What a cute doll - I'm sure your niece will love it. Don't worry about falling off the wagon - you usually don't go crazy when you go to the shops and you have very few ufo's - see I'm very good at rationalizing fabric purchases - I have loads of excuses! Enjoy the quilt show.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a cuty, that doll!

Gretchen said...

A fabulous witch! I'm sure your niece will love it. Halloween is my favorite holiday and my mom always gets me Halloween things for Christmas.

Kay said...

I do this when I enter a book sale. I go in thinking I won't get another book because I don't have space or the time to read it and then walk out with a bagful. They don't have many book sales here so maybe I won't have the problem of crowded book shelves in Hawaii.

Your fabric store sounded amazing! I haven't gotten seriously into sewing but I'll bet I would have been tempted, too. I love pretty materials.

Gina said...

I love the witch

Love and hugs Gina xxx

anne bebbington said...

At £5 a metre it would have been churlish to have refused :o)

Anita said...

What a cute witch I'm sure the 9 year old will love it. Eagerly awaiting pictures of the fabric.

Luv 2 Cre8te said...

What a sweet doll. Your niece is a lucky girl.