Tuesday, November 30, 2010

My Christmas Crafty Adventures so far

Last year the end of the year snuck up on me and unfortunately I didn't get the chance to spoil the people who had done alot of 'work' for us.

People such as teachers, kinder teachers, and others who had helped us on the journey of 2009.  So this yea I have decided to spoil them!

 Many of the same people have been in our lives this year, so it made it alot easier.

I have made a journal with an embroidered cover and ribbon, as well as a key fob for those who have really helped alot this year.  The ribbons are Farbenmix, Spotlight and others from Crafty Mamas, Love Chirps embroidery from Huups, Flowers from JuJu.

For those who have given my children lifts from school, making it possible for me to work a little, and also given me a break from driving (with 2 kinder runs to different kinder and a school run it can be rather exhausting), the teacher/ assistant who is willing to have time for me at the drop of a hat.  The kinder workers that have spent more time on 'us' than I will ever know.  And of course then there are those who have just lent us support!
And then there is the swimming instructors, the person who smiled at me when I was feeling down, the work colleague who listened.

I might also buy some fresh cut soaps to go with some of these, as I am finding it hard to resist the need to share her art! (I just hope they are not thinking that I think they smell! Coz they don't!)

I must thank Sara (Willow and Moo) for showing me where to find the tools to make the key fobs.  And also for getting the ball rolling with the journal covers.  My sister also helped with her graphic design talent.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Time to show off your Crafty Christmas adventures!

Its the end of November (either I am yelling to try and convince myself that it is actually here, or that I am trying not to cry as the time has flown!)

And its time to show off your Christmas craftying.

I have almost finished mine, just gotta iron them and pop it all together. Please hold me to it that I have to have it done before it reaches December!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

why you wear your socks over your trackies

My georgeous little 4yo daughter came outside the yesterday wearing her socks pulled up over her trackies...

Can you think of a reason why?

I know I struggled with the idea, it looks rather daggy, although credit that they are colour co-ordinated!

Its so that you dont get sand in your pants when your playing in the sandpit!

Ahh- then great tips you learn from your kids!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Congratulations to the winner of the Ottobre 301!

Brissmith/ Susan said:
Would love this pattern. Have tried making an Otto tee from the book but found the neck needed adjusting. Hope this pattern would be better - it does look like a looser fit. Susan
And she was also no 8!  Congratulations, we cant wait to see what you make from this great pattern!  Can you please contact me. carolynswebmail at gmail dot com

Friday, November 12, 2010

drawing the giveaway tomorrow!

I am drawing my ottobre 301 Giveaway tomorrow about 8pm my time, you have to be in it to win it.  enter below!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Farbenmix Vida


One green apples, one orange apples

Fabric: Sandi Henderson Farmers Market.

Great stash buster... only mine did require a little outside help from a couple of other crafty friends.  Also a great pattern to either go overboard on embellishments, or leave as is, both with great results. 

Good idea to follow the instructions with this pattern too.  I would have normally skipped ahead, but I'm glad that I didn't 

Girls verdict, they love their new dress!

idea for Christmas presents

There has been quite a stir up on the CM forum, KeyFobs!

I thought I would share with you in case you thought they might be good presents for your Kindy teacher/ boss etc

There is a tutorial and hardware here

Monday, November 1, 2010

November Challenge: Christmas craft

So the whole idea for November challenge is to start on that Christmas crafting. It might be a Christmas outfit for your darling boy, or it might be the present for his teacher. Whatever it is, November is the time to get started (or sooner). Either way, we would love to see what you are doing.

So sign up below, and come the last week of November you can add your link tot he new widget to show off what you have crafted.

Im not sure what I will do as yet, new dresses for the girls? Presents for the teachers? Maybe a softie for the tree? A knitted ornament? The sky is the limit really.

Finished Blogtober GIVEAWAY: Ottobre 301

Well I successfully blogged nearly every day of October.

So to celebrate I want to giveaway something that I have.

I have 2 of the Ottobre 301 patterns- so who would like one for free?

Please leave a comment, and make sure that you have a way for me to contact you.

Also this pattern is only sizes 92-170, its not an adult pattern.  So you have to have kids that you sew for to make use of this pattern.  You will also have to be interested in sewing with knit.

So enjoy ;)

Sign up closes Saturday 13th November.