Friday, 24 December 2010

Ho ho ho

Merry Christmas creative types! My homemade tree decorations are looking sweet, especially with the massive baby toys underneath.

I've already been naughty and opened a present from a friend (it was Cath Kidson's book 'Sew') - so exciting. However, the hubby had to make an emergency trip to the shops to exchange his version he bought me. Bless.

Fingers crossed most of my pressies are craft related - the joys of having a new hobby.

Be good to Santa.

Saturday, 18 December 2010

Homemade Christmas

It's a good thing I started making Christmas decorations as we haven't a clue where we packed the real decorations during the move. It looks a little amateurish (new word!) but kind of sweet. Below are some photos. I've attempted threading popcorn together to replace our missing lights and tinsel. 
One of my first stockings

From Paper-and-string's Reindeer kit

I've probably overkilled it on the stocking front

I managed to get a few hours to myself this week and hit the charity shops in search of cheap fabric. I found a gorgeous scarf which I'll attempt to make into a cushion. I also bought a pink zip for the patchwork cushion cover I made the other week. Will need to Google how to sew a zip in! This is where I need my Mum living in the same city/country/hemisphere so she can teach me. 
Too cute to stick pins into!
My latest projects have been some cute bunting (just waiting to get the bunting tape to put it all together). Nothing like an easy project like that to get the confidence up! I also made a new pin cushion which I might give to my sister as a bonus present as she's started cross stitching. Creative bunch!

Practice practice practice...

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Stupid snow

Well so much for moving from a top floor flat to our own house so we can go outside easier! We've been snowed in this past week - car snowed under, pram useless and the baby carrier gets heavy after thirty minutes, and I'm clumsy as hell walking in snow.

Still, I've just cheered myself up by purchasing gorgeous fabric from M is for Make

I started a quick project last night of making some bunting to hang up for Christmas. Although I need to get long material/tape to join it all up.

Which means going outside.


- Posted from my iPhone

Friday, 3 December 2010

We made it!

Holy snow Batman! Who in their right mind would move house during blizzard conditions? Wednesday was 'move day'... And 'snow day (again)... Leading to 'Granny the babysitter is snowed in and the bridge is closed' day. Which meant we (being me) were lumped with an eight month old baby to entertain/feed/keep alive AND frantically finish packing/cleaning/going mad. After that anything is possible!

So we're settled into our new abode which I love! Going from a top floor flat to our own wee home is my idea of heaven. Even though the place needs lots of work to bring it into this century (!!!!) we can't wait to put our stamp on it. Below is our new front and back yard. Snow included!

I haven't seen my craft box in ages though! It must be buried at the bottom of the pile. Boo. Still, with a million things to organise I probably shouldn't be taking time out to play with lovely fabric anyway.

We need to get the phone/Internet installed which will take a few weeks so I'm writing from the iPhone till we're up and running. But I just wanted to say thanks to Penny for writing a lovely comment in my previous post. Made my night.

Righto. Unpack woman!

- Posted from my iPhone