I used the cream silk trimmings from DD2's new (charity shop) bedroom curtains to make a surprise cushion for her bed. The burgundy strip ties it in with her other bedroom colours.
Both girls wanted new curtains for their homes, but I like them to have something to unwrap, too. DD2 is on her own for the first time this Christmas, and staying with us, so I was delighted to be able to make up a stack of goodies, spending only NINE POUNDS (in the poundshop) on top of the curtain cost.
Together with some shrewd machining and upcycling from my stash, I was very pleased with the results.
I ran out of time to make cushions for DD1's newly decorated sitting room, but will get them to her next week. Their birthdays are both in January, so the sewing machine will be red hot by the end of the month. I've got an idea for something that will result in a neat throw for DD2, and need to come up with something for her older sister - watch this space!
Anyway, I need to think about something for Boxing Day breakfast now - have a great day, all! xx