Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew – March

Welcome to the March edition of the Ho, Ho, Ho and on We Sew Link Party. If you’re not familiar with the link party then you can read about it here. In a nutshell this is a monthly event being organised by myself and Fiona over at Celtic Thistle Stitches that aims to see you organised with all your sewing projects for Christmas 2014.

This month the link party is being hosted by Karen over at Easy Patchwork. She has a great tutorial for an easy to make pyramid egg warmer. This would make a wonderful stuffing filler for Christmas, but it is also the perfect project to get working on now with Easter slowly approaching.

And don’t forget the monthly link up giveaway. If you link up your project this month you are in with a chance to win this great selection of Perle threads

Ho ho ho March giveawaythat has been very kindly donated by this month’s sponsor, Cindy from Fluffy Sheep Quilting.

Fluffy Sheep LogoMy own make this month is actually a belated Christmas 2013 present for my husband. This was the one gift I really wanted to make for him last year. While I could have made it for him for next Christmas he does follow my blog so it was never going to be a secret once it was made.

CCclosedNow you could be forgiven for thinking this is a CD case, it does so remind me of one given it’s shape and size. However we’re very much a digital house now and CDs rarely make an appearance any more. This is something alltogether more practical, well for my husband at least. This is a cuff link holder.

CCopen2Last year a change of jobs led to my husband needing to wear more shirts to work instead of the casual tops he had worn in the past. This in turn led to a rekindling of his love for wearing, and subsequently collecting, cuff links. The one downside of this is that his cufflink collection has been scattered about on a shelf, homeless. A far from ideal situation and one I wanted to remedy.

Enter the cufflink storage case. The case is made with a double sided inner leaf that can hold a total of 12 pairs of cufflinks. The outer shell is lightly padded on the inside to protect the cufflinks, while the outer cover fabric is interfaced with Vlieseline’s Decovil I Light which gives it really good resilience without being overly stiff.

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The fabrics I used are all from the Eclectic Elements collection by Tim Holtz for Coats & Clark Fabrics. They couldn’t be more perfect for a man whole loves old type writers, watches and watch movements.

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This was very much yet another prototype design of my own making, but one that I will defintiely be making more of as there are still a few more cufflinks in need of a good home. I could have made this case larger to accomdate them all but I also wanted it to be practical for travelling and now I have a good excuse to make at least one more, not that I ever really need an excuse to do some sewing!

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