The camera has been located and some photos taken ! For Christmas this year I went into fabric noticeboard production - A refreshing change using a staple gun rather than a sewing machine.
I carefully selected the material to suit the individuals - a fab large babushka one for my sister in law for her lovely kitchen, a Cath Kidston ballerina for a dancing fan, cupcakes for a keen cook etc...
Here are three I have made since Christmas for upcoming birthdays.
I used 12mm MDF kindly cut by the local independent builders merchants, used medium wadding and stretched the material across. The fiddliest thing was the correct spacing for the ribbon (I used grosgrain ribbon (Ribbon Oasis) as it holds its shape well), where the ribbon crossed, gold or silver upholstery tacks kept everything in place . The back was then finished with lining material.
I was really chuffed with the final results and had lots of happy gift recipients as well!