Saturday, 26 December 2009

Merry Christmas everyone in Blogland!

Now the presents have been received I can actually show some of them on here. Only the ones I remembered to take photos of though!

These were my first ever attempts at making Sock Monkeys and they were received well by my two sisters-in-law. I'm impressed with how easy they were and have a feeling I will be making many more in the future. Especially as Miss. P seemed to like them!

A jewellery roll for my Grandma using the CK pattern from 'Sew'.

A passport cover for my brother's girlfriend using some LA fabric and pink candy stripe. I might have to make one for myself too!

Bunting for my twin nephews which was almost left half done but I remembered very late Christmas eve and it was finished early Christmas morning! Whoops!

Plus for those not so easy to sew for (otherwise known as the men of the family), edible treats were made thanks to some Nigella recipes.

I think my first 'Handmade Christmas' was a success and will be repeated for 2010 but I think I will be starting much earlier than mid November this time! Panic over and lesson learned!

Friday, 18 December 2009

In the Lane Snow is Glistening

This is what my part of the world looked like this morning. Wouldn't it be lovely if it was the same next Friday?!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Birthday Treats!

It was my birthday this week and I treated myself to a trip to London to visit the Queen......of Shabby Chic!

Filled with so many beautiful things and so few were offered the privilege of returning home with me. The window display was so pretty and colourful.

A lovely tree but can't imagine Mr. P ever allowing a pink one in the house!

Unfortunately there were breakages. It has been glued and will be my 'special' mug that cannot be held by the handle. Only for warm tea then!

These pretty tea towels are now hanging in my kitchen but Mr. P was firmly reprimanded when he tried to use one! I don't think I could cope with seeing them dirty!

Another birthday treat was this Laura Ashley bed linen that I have been lusting after for quite some time. It even made it onto my 'must haves' down the right hand side of my blog. Apologies for the picture but I threw it over my bed straight from the packet to take piccies.

Isn't it beautiful?!

We also paid a visit to Liberty and all I could afford to bring home was a bauble for the tree which Miss. P was pleased to help with. Although she does prefer removing them to hanging them up.

Today I popped into a CS I rarely visit and got lucky. Can you guess what it is?

I have never found any CK in a CS before so I was obviously quite pleased......

......especially when I spied the price tag! Bargain!

Also I found these baubles for 60p although I don't really want them on the tree. Will have to find somewhere else for them to go.

And finally, I couldn't resist this cute little pincushion for 50p. I wonder if I will ever get around to making one for myself.

Friday, 4 December 2009

A friend of mine is pregnant and due on 22nd December so I was excited about making a present for the baby. Luckily I actually got around to it fairly quickly and made this taggy blanket using some lovely thrifted Laura Ashley fabric. Anyway, I heard her waters broke yesterday. Just waiting for more news and then I can make another present! Maybe a pink or blue one this time!

Here is my little collection of felt Christmas decorations. I finished the robin and tree yesterday. Just need to decide where to hang them.

On the Christmas tree?

Or on some string like bunting? Hmmm..........