Wednesday, November 21, 2012
And now......time for a little something to get you in the Christmas mood.
The setting and costumes are wonderful by the way - filmed at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Ironbridge, in England.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Good afternoon everyone,
Here's the project I started in October - a paper pieced ball.
All finished !
(you can scroll down to November's posts to see it being made).
I am quite pleased with the way it turned out.
I'm sure the little one (and her sisters) will enjoy playing with it at christmas time.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Monday, November 12, 2012
With christmas just around the corner, here is a great way to get organised.
I have found a wonderful website to get you started,
go and take a look around, you'll find lots of fab ideas there.
you can find my 'famous' recipe for White Christmas Slice featured too ......
Here is the link: The Organised Housewife
Cheerio for now,
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
My dear mother-in-law has recently moved to a lovely local retirement village. The residents are a friendly bunch and all know each other by their first names. Being a new resident MIL Dot needs a little name plaque to hang beside her door.
I decided to make her one.
I purchased a teensy canvas, painted the edges a nice blue (to match one of the colours on the chosen fabric background), then Mod Podged (a type of sealer/glue) the rose print fabric on top. Next, I painted the wooden letters. I had a little red silk rose, and thought it might look better if it was pink. (I didn't know how it would go if I painted it - it works!)
Out came the hot glue gun to stick on the flower, leaves and letters.
When I was shopping for the canvas (at the two dollar store), I spied this 'lace' over near the scrapbooking supplies. It feels like it is made of a sort of plastic. The lace was supposed to be self-adhesive (but didn't adhere very well at all), so I stuck it on with the Mod Podge.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hi there lovelies, just a quick update on what I am working on at the moment.
Can you guess what I am making?
It's a patchwork ball ......paper pieced and hand-stitched.
and it's already halfway finished!
This patchwork ball will be a christmas present for our niece's baby, Summer.
The pattern is from a book I borrowed from our local library, called I Love Patchwork
by Rashida Coleman-Hale.
I will show you a picture of the ball when it's finished.
Cheerio for now,