Monday, November 30, 2009

Christmas Advent blog a long December 1st...

Wow who can believe that we are here on the 1st December.. How quick has this year gone???

Well I've got another 2 things almost of my list. I've cut out part of the Rock n Roll Skirts for the girls. Due to the majority of the back of the pattern written in double dutch, both Mum and I under guessed the amount of material that I needed. So I only got 1mtr of each material instead of 2. I've cut out half the skirts each, and will head to Spotlight on Thursday to get some more, and finished them off. Hopefully I'll get them finished in time, as the girls are arriving next Sunday night. :)

Friday, November 27, 2009

list update.

Challenge Items.
K's skirt 25th Dec
P's skirt 25th Dec
P's Bag 25th Dec
P's bday present 14th Dec
L&P's Christmas Present. 15th Dec
Gr's Christmas Present. 25th Dec
J&V's Christmas Present. 25th Dec
Mu's Christmas Present. 25th
Us Christmas Present.  25th Dec
EB Secret Santa bag 1st Dec

Plus anything else, that I could possibly add and get done to that list in the time frame. 

Christmas Blog Along.

Ok so I followed Skip's lead and joined up to this Blog-a-long. From the 1st of December, the aim is for me to post a blog everyday, until the 24th December. Let's see how this goes. I've never done anything like this before, so it will be interesting for me.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

just an update.

Just thought I'd quickly update how I'm going on my Christmas challenge. I've now finished 3 full lots of placemats, and have 1 and half more lots to do for those going overseas and interstate. Then I only have to work on 4 more lots for Christmas presents here. I've updated my list a few posts down.

While I have a child free day, and my house work is up to date, I plan on spending the day in front of the sewing machine and watching the Cricket. Whoo hoo... Hopefully will be back tomorrow with some more updates.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Christmas Card inserts.

Just thought I'd show off a couple of designs I've been playing around with to go inside our Christmas Cards this year.

might do a few more over the next few days, as I want to try and get some nice family photos with hubby in as well.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Challenge..

Ok so Skip has inspired me to start my own Christmas Challenge.

These are items that HAVE TO BE FINISHED come the 25th December, some of them are more important, so will have dates next to them as to when they have to be finished. Maybe doing it this way will keep me off the computer, and closer to my sewing machine..

Challenge Items.
K's skirt 25th Dec
P's skirt 25th Dec
P's Bag 25th Dec
P's bday present 14th Dec
L&P's Christmas Present. 15th Dec
J&Geoff Christmas Present. 15th Dec completed
 Jo's Christmas Present. - 25th Nov completed - sending this afternoon so it gets there on time.
 J&F's Christmas Present. 15th Dec completed
 Gr's Christmas Present. 25th Dec
J&V's Christmas Present. 25th Dec
Mu's Christmas Present. 25th Dec
C&H's Christmas Present. 15th Dec completed

Us Christmas Present.  25th Dec

Saturday, November 21, 2009

1st lot of Christmas Presents finished.

Well here we are, the first installment of my Christmas Placemat's finished and wrapped...

Here is the final product.

On the Ironing board after I'd finished them.
  Placed on the table right sides up.
  On the table again but backside up
All folded up, wrapped and tagged.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Everywhere we go..

I love that song.. Plus I can't believe that Christmas is 5 weeks away tomorrow. I'm not even organized. I have all the Adult's presents ordered and 20% made, but have sorted nothing out for my own children.

I guess with organizing a 30th birthday, a 3 year old party, and the girls arriving, Christmas is the last thing on my mind, when in reality it should be the first. Oh well, I'll get there.

I went into Ned's the other day, and found the most gorgeous little Christmas tin's with teddy bears on them, so this year, insted of Bon Bon's I'm going to make up tins with goodies in them. I've raided some old Bon Bon's and opened them up, so each tin will have a Hat, the toy out of the Bon Bon, some chocolates, a Christmas Tree ornament, and for the Ladies/Girls a pair of earrings each, for the boys, a matchbox car each, and haven't decided on the Men yet. But I'm sure I'll find something for them.



Saturday, November 7, 2009

More for my SIL!!!

A couple of weeks ago my SIL asked me if I would mind making a few more bags for her. So after emailing her a couple of times, she finally got around to sending me some material to make them.

I've spent all afternoon in front of the fan (It's really hot here) cutting and sewing. And this is the final result. I still have 2 more to do, so will try and get them done this afternoon or in the next few days. Especially seeing as I'm child free tonight and tomorrow. :)