Tuesday, December 22, 2009

New Clothes....

I love getting new clothes at Xmas time, don't you??? With 'no spending' still my main priority where clothes are concerned I got to drafting up a little peasant type top for the girls yesterday....
A few tweaks here and a couple more there and my original top design turned into a sweet little dress in size 2-3... I was up til the wee hours of the morning sewing like a made woman, totally hooked on my new pattern. I managed to make 3 for Connie (size 2-3) and 3 for Millie (size 00-0). They are all for Xmas bar 1 of Connie's, it's for her to wear to a party tonight, the rest are surprises.....I'm now working on one in my size and am hoping to have a variety of sizes for sale in my shop come the new year..... *wink*

I hope all of your Xmas preparations are coming along nicely and you're not too stretched!!! Today I have a big batch of tomato relish brewing on the stove top as I type this, it will be added to Xmas hampers along with pickles, jam and shortbread which will be gifted to family and friends.... My Shortbread is in the freezer setting and as promised on Saturday, here is the recipe... It's absolutely DIVINE!!!! So super quick and so super delicious... I don't have sanding sugar so I just put a very generous sprinkling of caster sugar over the top before freezing...

Take Care.... Jodie.....

12 comments:

  1. love it! you really are a supermum. thanks for the recipe! xo m.

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  2. What stunning little outfits for the girls. I'm sure they will love them. Have a wonderful and Happy Christmas. Your Christmas hampers sound wonderful.

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  3. I love the dresses! I also made dresses for my daughter when she was that age. I miss that, oh well, I'll have to wait for grandkids. They will be so spoiled! Have a Wonderful Holiday and stay cool. Brandie

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  4. ohhh the girls rocked the party with these cutie dresses. Great work.

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  5. She looks so cute and well done on the design too! Happy Christmas to you and your family Jelly. May it be a safe and happy one! Kathryn. XX

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  6. gorgeous little tunics...cant wait to see the adult version..merry merry :)

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  7. Hi Jodie,its sounds like your in for a super Christmas!!Those little dresses look gorgeous and the productive vegie patch very handy for those handmade pickles and relishes!We have yet to pick a tomato but as usual zuchinis are as reliable as ever.
    Thankyou for the recipies I hope to do some cooking too!!I made apricot jam last week from a huge bucket brough home from the trees on Mt Monger Stn,very popular!!!

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  8. Gorgeous tops, I remeber having a pattern for that when my girl was in pre-school, a great one! Hope Christmas was great, are you getting rain as well? Tracey

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  9. that dress is gorgeous, and I love that ornament fabric. Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year to you all.

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