Friday, 29 January 2010

Some more Crafting....

Some more pictures.....

A mobile based on a project from a Better Homes and Gardens craft book. It is currently hanging over Layla's change table and is definitely helping with the toddler nappy change squirm......

Another butterfly picture for friends little girl.

And the bag that I made for my sister in law for Christmas. She went away before Christmas so I hadn't quite completed it when she left. It is all done now....

The Wonderful Cheekybeaks Giveaway

I was over the moon to find out that I had won the fantastic giveaway that Kristen (now found at Kristen Doran Design) had on her blog before Christmas. I first met Kristen about 2 years ago at a little local market that we were both at. She is a lovely person who just happens to be extremely talented as well. I found out that I had won on a day when we were told that our computer needed replacing, just before Christmas, so I was a little down..... it certainly turned my mood around!

Finally I can post pictures of what I was lucky enough to receive from Kristen. When the package arrived all the little bits seemed to be scattered all around the house. James claimed a toy soldier, the tea towel went straight to the kitchen, the advent calender went to the sewing machine, and was then hung in the playroom, and the table runner went straight to the coffee table (oh and a soldier went to a friend who had a baby boy). So it has taken me a while to gather everything back up again, wash the teatowel etc. But here is it. Oh, there are a couple of things still missing from the picture (a magnet, postcards, gift tags etc)

The Table Runner

Tea Towel

Advent Calender


Little Stuffed Toys

Thank you again Kristen!

Monday, 4 January 2010

Some more presents....

Some more of the things I made during November and December.... birthday and Christmas presents.

Baby Ruffle Pants from Bettsy Kingston

Leila & Ben Dress

A couple of little appliqued t-shirts

Oliver and S Popover Sundress - free pattern from their website

Some Christmas Presents....

Just a sample of some of the things I made for Christmas presents this year. As I get more photos I will post them....

A dress for my sister

A dolls quilt for Layla's little doll bed

A purse using a Nicole M kit

A wall hanging for my nieces bedroom (colours aren't really correct here)

A top for Mum - fabric from Spotlight

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to you all. I was so busy sewing leading up to Christmas that I didn't get a chance to blog everything I made. Or the fantastic giveway that I was luck to win from Kristen (let me tell you, it made my month). So I will get around to that ASAP.

Unfortunately with 2 little kids and noone to look after them, New Year Eve was spent at home. I did make an effort to watch the fireworks on TV though.

We have started 2010 with a relatively tidy house, which is a nice change. And in particular, I worked hard on my sewing room over the break and am really liking the way it is looking at the moment. I look forward to a lot of sewing this year, especially since Alex bought me a cutting table for Christmas - yay no more bad back!!

I hope you all have a very Happy, Healthy and Wealthy 2010.

Image from The Jakarta Globe