Sunday, 20 November 2011

Tuesday catch-up

Phillipa's disappearing 9-patch Christmas placemats (basted, ready for quilting) - Christmas present for her sister

Look how beautifully Belinda's Kookaburra is coming along!

My 2nd beaded wineglass cover complete! 

So I started the 3rd..

And by the end of the morning, I was "half way" (as far as rows go, not as far as 'stitches' do...)

Gingernut Banoffee Tarts - yum!

Tuesday craft @ my house!

Phillipa's gorgeous disappearing 9 patch bedrunner (not complete)

Friday, 18 November 2011

Funky Christmas Stockings

Only 37 days until Christmas so thought I had better get organised and start making some of the Christmas projects I had on my 'to do list'. The patterns I downloaded from or I can drop them off if anyone wants to make any.

All you need is some green material, red material, ribbon, glitter felt and cotton to sew them together. I make six of them in a couple of nights so for those of you who are more adept with the sewing machine it won't take you long at all. They are just a little bit different, while still being Christmasy.

I hope my neices and nephews love them. I hope my ratbags love them too. If you see them please don't tell them!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Christmas Tree tea pots

After a trip to the Guildford Heritage Markets I was inspired to make these cute little Christmas Tree garlands for the school P&C. Two pieces of felt cost me $3, the material was left over Christmas material I had at home, the tea bags were still in the cupboard from Tracey's Kitchen Tea and the crochet cotton was kindly donated by Tracey.

Cut the tea pots out, sew a little square of material on, glue the little message on, add the string to the top, pop a tea bag in, I used one's that came in their own individual sachets and you're done.

Message reads 'On Christmas Day, At half past three, Make yourself a cup of tea, I'll think of you, You think of me, Sitting around the Christmas Tree.' Forgot to take individual photo on camera. Have one on the phone but if you know me you will know I have done well to make this post let alone get a photo from my phone to the computer. That is a whole other tuturial with Tracey.