What could be better than a sewing themed secret santa?… I hear you…nothing!!
When I read that my friend, Camilla, had signed up for the #sewingsanta over on Lisa’s blog, I was gutted that I couldn’t participate because I was in the USA. 😦 I even had a little strop! However, Camilla then told me that she had Jessie comment on her blog saying that she couldn’t get involved either as she lived in Singapore. Well, a couple of emails later, I had arranged with Jessie that we should do our own international swap between us two! 😀
I have already seen that Jessie has received the package I sent and loved it! Read about it here.
Her parcel arrived a few days before Christmas. I was patient and I put it under our tree. When Christmas morning came, it was one of the first presents I opened…with excitement of course!
Jessie included a little note to explain each item.
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Oooops…I am a day late this week! We have been so busy getting things ready for when our parents arrive in just over a week! We still have a lot to do but we are making good progress!
We have also decided to get married while they are over here! 😀 We are very excited and now need to plan everything… for the 27th December!
So, here is my week:
1. Finished the dress that I had cut out last week. I like the style but the collar looks slightly odd when the dress is on.
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Wow! Week 10 already! Here are 7 photos from my week 🙂
1. STILL eating Halloween candy.
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My ninth week of #sundaysevens, a blog series that you can get involved with! Just choose 7 photos to represent your week! Easy peasy!
I’m a little late with posting this week as I was DETERMINED to get No.7 finished!
1. Sunday dinner. Finally found a joint of meat that we are happy with…and stuffing! It’s not Paxo though!
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With all the beach trips we have been on and the many we have planned, I am always finding myself wanting to take a crafty project with me. Most recently it has been crochet, but I have also had some hand sewing that would have been nice to complete on the beach with the waves crashing in front of me! I needed a little bag where I could keep crafty bits separate to sun cream, drinks and towels to avoid any damage.
I came across a pin from Lori over at A Bee in my Bonnet. Right at the top of her post is a row of these adorable little drawstring bags! Cute and just perfect for the bag I had in mind; somewhere to put a few little bits, easy to access and covers the contents up from any sand that may be blowing my way. I headed over to Ayumi at Pink Penguin for the tutorial.
Ayumi suggests using oilcloth for the bag, which would be perfect if I had some…but I didn’t and I wanted to try and use some of the fabric that I already have.
I chose 3 fabrics to use, making the handles the same as the main body fabric, and I made the rim the same as the lining.
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Last week I tied up a few loose ends in the bathroom! Again, Pinterest had given me a few ideas that I wanted to get done. Mainly because the bathroom needed a few more pops of colour, but I also wanted to have a go at some other crafts!
1. You may have seen this runner on my Sunday Sevens post and I finally got it finished! Man, did it take some time! I used a method called ‘Quilt as you go‘, where you sew the fabric straight onto the batting. The tutorial I looked at was for a cushion cover panel, which I may make at a later date! I really like the effect, and as I worked toward the edge of my batting, the fabric created a chevron effect.
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