Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Xmas Spirit.....

It feels like everywhere I turn on Blog land I'm overwhelmed by amazingly creative women who are filled with an enormous amount of Xmas Spirit. Seen as though I only joined the big wide world of blogging early this year this is the first Xmas I've spent in blog land and let me tell you all now..... I'm definitely IMPRESSED!!!!!! I've found so many great downloads for fantastic gift tags and ornaments not to mention the great tutorials for gift making. Here's some more of the Nested bibs that I made here....
I've put my own little twist on the whole 6 bibs that I made....... Can anybody tell what it is?????
Also..... Here's another one of those purl frogs that I made back here.
I think I've just about made all of the handmade gifts that I had on my to-do list for this year. The only one that is left to make is my sister's.... Now this is a REALLY HARD one..... I've made something already but now that it's all completed I'm thinking that maybe it's not quite her...... I have another project for her in the pipe-line, oh what to do, what to do??????? Sorry that I can't share any pics as she frequents this blog often, so no sneak peaks until after Xmas...... SORRY.....
Our local Carols by Candle Light were on Sunday night and as of last year (my little princess' first year) I decided to dress up every year for the occasion. Last year my little princess was a reindeer and this year she's an elf. This pic is a bit blurry but you get the idea.....
I got the idea for the little elf hat out of the book 'bend the rules sewing' by Amy Carol, I just love this book!!!!! The little dress was super easy I just made the pattern up myself. I embellished it with felt and Ric-Rac. All up it took me about 2 hours to make and my little princess absolutely loved wearing it. I even put little bells on her shoes so that she jingled as she walked..... Too Cute!!!!!

Can't wait to share some of my very own homemade Xmas decorations with you all next post..... Happy Xmas Crafting...... ;)

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

YIPPEE!!!!! It's Finally Here......

Yes that's right, the Japanese fabric that I ordered last week arrived yesterday afternoon. Why is it that whenever you're waiting for something to come it always feels like an eternity before it actually gets to you?????
The following 4 fabrics are still $10 per metre and man-o-man they look and feel absolutely amazing in the flesh!!!!!

Now the next 4 are $12 a metre and are as equally divine.....The only fabric that I'm waiting on is Humpty Dumpty. My supplier accidentally mixed up Little Bow Peep with Humpty Dumpty and sent me out the wrong fabric, oh well I'm sure that I'll be able to find something to make with this gorgeous fabric, right????

Like I said in my previous post about this fabric, they're all 100% cotton Japanese prints measuring 115cm wide. If I haven't already been in contact with you via email and you'd be interested in buying some of this gorgeous fabric just leave me a comment or send me an email. I still have a couple of metres of all of the above fabrics left if anybody is interested in increasing their stash over the Xmas break!!!

Speaking of Xmas...... I joined an Ornament Swap this year. I've received 2 ornaments so far (I'll post some pic's later on in the week) and now my ornaments are finally ready to be posted, only 1 day late mind you!! 8 wonderful ladies out there have one of these ornaments heading their way to adorn their beautiful Xmas tree.

The initial of each lady is sewn onto the front of each ornament. I really hope that they all love them!!!

I made this little wrist pin cushion for one of my sisters for Xmas. She's wanting to learn how to sew so I'm trying to put together a little beginners sewing kit for her. Does anybody have any suggestions as to what I should put in her little kit???? I found the tutorial on SewMamaSew, it's by Planet June. It was super easy to make I might have to make myself one.

Last but not least..... I made this little outfit for my little princess this morning before work, well I didn't make the shirt I just embellished it but I made the shorts.

Now all of you mothers out there of toddler aged children..... How the HELL do you take a pic of them standing still????? My little princess just wanted to go around and around and around in circles. It was as though she was doing it on purpose!!! So These 2 pics are the best that I could do in a bad situation.... LOL... Oh how I love my little darlin'...Take Care Everybody and Happy Crafting!!!!! ;)

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Festive Frillies

Here's one of the pic's that I promised of one of the dresses that I made my princess for the festive season this year....I love this fabric!!!! I bought it from Spotlight about a month ago for about $8 a metre. It feels so beautiful to sew with I can't wait to sew something else up with the scraps from this dress. Maybe a little doll quilt to go with Dotty from this post.... What do you think??? Here's a view of the back of the dress and how it does up....I've always been SO SCARED of zippers but ever since I tackled the fantastic pencil case tutorial that Jodie from Ric-Rac posted a couple of weeks back I discovered that there really wasn't anything to be scared about. I have so many 10 cent zippers that I've purchased from Op-Shops that it's great to finally put some of them to good use....

Now........................... What will be my next zipper project????? Have any suggestions?????????????????????

On a very un-zipper related craft front I whipped this little wallet/purse up this morning before work. It's for one of my sisters to add to her Xmas pressy. I know that she doesn't frequent blog land very often so I feel pretty safe posting a pic of it....

I got the tutorial off the Sew Mama Sew blogs 'Handmade Holidays' gift list. The tutorial came from the Craft bits website originally. My sister just loves everything pink!!! So hopefully she'll fall for the cute red and pink combo of this monkey fabric that I bought from Reprodepot a couple of weeks ago. If I made this wallet/purse again I'd probably use some kind of button to close it instead of Velcro.

Guess what......................................................

It's only 18 days til Xmas..................Can you believe it?????

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Done and Dusted.....

I made a couple of outfits for my little princess over the weekend for her to wear over the festive season to parties etc... but you'll have to wait til my next post for the pictures as my beloved camera has decided to go on strike for the afternoon. I did manage to save this blurred pic from my camera before it malfunctioned of some flowers that my DH gave me last Friday at work, isn't he just the sweetest...While I was uploading the flower pic I found this pic that I took and forgot to post of the storms we had last week...It's of the dam in my front paddock and as you can see it's VERY full. I just love Summer storms, we had 96mm of rain last week and then another 13mm last night and it's looking pretty promising again this afternoon so maybe we might get another storm tonight. My lawn has never been greener. Maybe this might be the start of the droughts end???? What rain fall has everybody else been having lately??

To update you all on the Fabric front.... I'll be placing my order with the supplier in the next couple of days. They have assured me that it only takes a couple of days to get to me, so when I receive it I'll post some pic's of it all to give everyone one last drool before I wrap it up and post it off to those of you who are wanting to purchase some with me.

I have some really exciting news in the pipeline that I'm dying to fill you all in on. I must wait til things are set a bit in concrete before I unseal my lips. So til then I'll leave you with a clue..... It's big, it's definitely a lifestyle change I guess you could say and last but not least I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!! So stay tuned for my surprise.... ;)

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