Sunday, 20 December 2009

The Not So Festive Duds

The little man was upset when the girls got a new skirt for the festive period (he really wanted one!) I cut into some red and white ticking but I realised that there was far too much white in for my messy boy. So we added some panels of fine baby cord in blue and red, appliqued a t-shirt and we are ready for Santa...Of course my husband thinks they look like American pants..Oops..that wasn't the plan..I just wanted to put some colour into his new duds.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

And the winner's are....

Sarah-Jo and Lynda. Thanks ladies. Email me your postal address to and I will pop your button bracelets in the post.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Something For The Teachers...

The girls had their last day of preschool yesterday..oh so sad. We were fortunate enough to have an amazing teacher and assistant. The girls have really come out of their shells and we are now ready for big school. I really wanted to gift the teachers something that will remind them of the girls and that didn't involve chocolates and wine. So using this tutorial, I set to work. It involved a 5am start yesterday morning (there is nothing like leaving things to the last minute) but I am happy to say they were ready to deliver to the teachers by 9am. Its an awesome tut..I think next time I might make my strips longer and knot them around the foam for something a little different. They look lovely (if I do say so myself). The teachers were thrilled and I hope that every Christmas they will pull them out and think of my lovely girls ......

And what about this awesome giveaway. Fingers crossed I win something...

And don't forget my giveaway...

Monday, 14 December 2009

Christmas Giveaway

I am having a giveaway to celebrate Christmas....and to say thanks for following my blog.

I have been busy making a lot of my Chrissy pressies this year including these vintage button bracelets.

And I have made an extra one just for you lovely readers. As you can see from the below photos its a combination of grey, silver, gold and purple buttons.
So all you need to do is leave a comment and tell me your favourite Christmas Tradition, before 7pm on Sunday 20th December and I will randomly draw a winner.
If you want to blog about it..that's okay too. Just let me know in your comment and I will pop you in for another entry.

Merry Christmas
Check back on Sunday night so that the lucky winner can email me their address details and I can put the bracelet in the post first thing Monday morning and hopefully you will have it just in time for Christmas.

Baby Sewing

Wow...what a whirlwind the last 2 weeks have been - concerts galore including Angelina and The Wiggles, Preschool concerts and afternoon teas for the teachers. We have our last day at Preschool on Thursday, which I am a little sad about but we are also very excited about what next year holds as the girls move into Kindy.

I have been pushing myself to get some sewing done for Christmas presents and all the little baby's that have arrived the last few weeks.

Burp Cloths for Baby E. These have been made from flannel bunny rugs and a yellow cloth nappy that we never used for the littlest man. I made burp cloths for Baby E's big brother 2 years ago and his Mum and Dad loved them. So I thought some updated ones for the newest member of the family would make a great pressie. I used this tutorial for the shape.

Festive singlets and baby bloomers made from linen for Baby E and Baby T. Perfect for the hot days we are having at the moment.

And a little set for Baby C (this one is for my sisters best friend). My take on the Otto Aqua shorts and a little top to match, all in festive colours.

And in other exciting news.. I am flying out to here on the 26th December for a week to visit my sister. I am so excited!!!

Friday, 4 December 2009

Festive Sewing...

I realised on Friday that we are on the down hill slide to Christmas and the girls had nothing special to wear for our upcoming concerts - Angelina Ballerina and The Wiggles, preschool graduation and Christmas parties. Their wardrobe is bursting at the seams but its nice to spoil them...

3 hours at the machine, including cutting and making my own bias binding and we have two little duck skirts. Prefect for twirling our way through the festive season. The white material is from an Egyptian Cotton Sheet that my sister left behind when she moved OS this year and the aprons, which are attached to the front and back are from Lizzy House's range..Red Letter Day. They looked super cute at the Angelina concert yesterday and I got stopped by two women and asked where could they buy them from...