Wednesday, November 21, 2012

My Favourite Time of Year - The Florin Street Band (New Christmas Song)

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.

Sandi x

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Finish

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.

Sandi x

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

King of the Parrots

Look who dropped in for a feed.

A regular visitor to our bird feeders are King Parrots.
This one is a male, his partner was too shy to come down. Her colouring is mostly green.
Always lovely to see them.

Sandi x
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Are You Organised

Hi Lovelies,

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,
Sandi x

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cheeky Monkeys

Just finished is this cheeky fellow.......
a sock monkey.

A little buddy for this guy.

'Don't forget to show 'em your tail'.

Sandi x
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Getting Crafty

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.

I hope she likes her new little name plaque.

Cheerio for now,
Sandi x
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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Having a Ball

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,
Sandi x

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