I meant to add to my warming up to Christmas post yesterday that if you were in need of an idea for a Christmas sewing idea for a young ( or not so young) one how about popping over to kitchen table sewing where Janet is hosting a fund raising challenge ( and it’s gone global, let me tell you!).
The challenge? Spreading wonky wilma love around the world in aid of Great Ormond Street Childrens’ hospital.
And just who or what is Wonky Wilma I hear you ask?
Wonky Wilma is rather an adorable sewn elephant, many versions now appearing around and about and collected by Janet at her blog.
She can be made out of your adored scraps, a gorgeous girl to give as a gift, or if, like me you have an elephant fixation, someone to keep for yourself!!
Now my problem is that I’ve not had the time to even think about making mine (hence taking a while to even spread the message) …but I have just got the pattern waiting in the wings to make the most awesome retro fabric wilma, ever. I’m planning her to match my living room curtains!
The deal is that the fiver you pay for your pattern gets donated to Great Ormond Street, and you get the chance to make wilmas all over the place!!
Go on over and check it out! Janet’s target is to raise £1000, how’s she doing?
Now on my sewing table this afternoon is finishing my Drafting Top and some creativity involving a tacky velour Santa dress ( strapless and clingy) that needs to be transformed into some kind of runners’ fancy dress for next Sunday’s Christmas Cracker 10k! Hoping to get more than a hat out of it (& this will be my first fancy dress race, maybe I’ll get a taste for it?!?)
By the way, comments still seem to be busted …sniff…..