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Sunday, 21 October 2012

A little bit more of Christmas

Thank you for all the fab-u-lous comments on my craft box makes, I had to show hubby what you all had said as they were such kind words.

Welcome to my new followers Wendy and McKenna, I can't believe that my blog continues to gain followers, I'm thinking a giveaway at 50 followers. Thank you to all my wonderful blogging friends who put links to my blog on their posts. If anyone would like to suggest what I could make I'd love to hear your ideas.

So I've kind of gone into Christmas mode now, so apologies for those who are still in denial about it's looming presence. I had a bit of a find in the garage in one of my many craft draws of a bag of Christmas fabric scraps so just for Steph...here they are...

I started a piece of Christmas patchwork using 1" hexagons, so I will probably incorporate some of the scraps into it. There are some that may make it into my main patchwork too as they aren't overly Christmassy.

I've been asked to make 3 stockings for my friends children so I this week I brought the fabric for them. The plainer blue and burgundy will be backing fabric and probably the top band and the 3 different fabrics will be the fronts, I'm rather apprehensive about making them as I've not made one before, but my local sewing shop The Cotton Reel do lots of patterns and are so helpful.

As you know from my last post the Christmas Travelling box is well on it's way now, It's currently residing at Steph's. It's due back to me the week of my birthday and usually I get very cross if I get Christmas stuff before my birthday (3 weeks today Whoop, Whoop!) But I will forget all about that this year especially when you get awesome things like this coming through the door (or rather when the postie knocks on the door) that you had no idea were coming. No Steph had said she'd send me a little piece of Hello Kitty fabric, but when this arrived, I was gobsmacked to say the least.

Anyhoo my willpower lasted 2 days and here's the contents...

I'm so glad I opened it as I wouldn't have been able to enjoy all the gorgeous decorations. Hubby ate the candy cane, the children had 2 chocolates each and I'm saving the Teddy bear for me. (despite best attempts made by my children to munch it) So the stocking contained two candles - one fragranced with winterflower and the other is Christmas Eve, there is a bag with bells - including an awesone santa shaped one, charms, buttons and ribbon.

Here are the close ups, first the darling little Angel, with sparkly gold wings and halo and a white sparkly gown.

Next is the super cute little penguin, crochetted in a very fine yarn, he has moved in to the ami basket all ready and has made friends with the monsters. (he clearly thought it was a good idea to get in with the tough guys from the start, even though everyone else knows the Giraffes are in charge!)

Lastly is this completely amazing, teeny cross stitched cushion. It measures about 2" square and is so detailed. Steph is a genius! the coloured beads around the edges remind me of fairy lights.

Well I'm off to start one of the dozen biscornu I need to make.
Happy crafting friends. xxx


  1. What a lovely parcel!!!I love the penguin amigurumi, he is gorgeous!

  2. wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww super cute goodies..everything is so lovely..
    hugs cucki xxx

  3. Such cute goodies! I love them all ☺ Can't wait to see your finished biscornus!!

  4. I've never been welcomed on a blog before. Thank you! :) I love all your purchases and gifts! Amigurumis are one of my favorite things to make. Lookin' forward to biscornu pictures!


  5. Everything is amazing! Love the fabric, the hexagons are lovely and Christmassy, and those goodies from Steph! A-ma-zing! lots of love xxx

  6. Woo! All of that fabric ^_^What a lovely find, if I had a garage I would want to find a bundle like that in it ^_^
    Hehe! Yay! I'm glad you opened the pressies ^_^ You lasted longer than I would have! I am not good at not opening pressies ^_^
    I'm really looking forward to seeing the stockings you make.The fabric you've got for them is gorgeous.
    Wishing you a fabulous day ^_^

  7. AAAAAAGH! I'm one of those people who is ignoring the C word for a while. My work colleague even makes me say "your seasonal shopping" to customers instead of "C******** Shopping"!

    I do adore that little pillow though, I love tiny stitching.


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