Tuesday, December 8, 2009

all buttoned up



Robs and I worked on this together as a thank you present for her teacher. I fiddled forever till the penny dropped and I worked out the quick and easy way to do this, so there will now be many more made...
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

many thanks

Of course its always a good idea at the time till its midnight and you are still trying to finish off the handmade thank you cards for the teachers! But got it all made and sent off...tick tick
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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

countdown 2


Following on from the last post: stick magnets on squares and squares on bags

Fill with sweeties!

Stick a magnet from the calendar on each bag

And start the countdown!
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countdown


It all started with this lovely magnetic calendar I found at Hallmark.
Sew 24 stockings out of brown paper bags and cut out.
Cut out lots of various green and red squares
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

green with envy 2

More pics of our dinner (see yesterdays post). These silver goblets i filled with green foliage and chryssies, and sprayed some wheat and twigs silver to match.
Hurricane lamp filled with silver and green baubles
These were green beaded serviette rings which I placed around the candles on the centre piece to add a dash of green

The goblets from above.
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green with envy

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I made these serviette rings while Robs was doing her karate grading(!): started with a lime green bow, then tied on a silver dangle (leaf, crystal, star) and hot glue gunned it onto a feather and cardboard ring.
My acquisition this Christmas: cheap and cheerful candelabra!

These are the table decorations I did for our annual Christmas party with the Bloms. I found a really cheap but shiny lime green fabric which I cut in half, hemmed and joined end to end to make a table runner; then dug out all my silver decorations and added a touch of lime green. Silver stars and green pebbles added the finishing touches!
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Saturday, November 21, 2009

better be good...

THIS cute Santa outfit arrived for the Bears yesterday -Robs promtly fiddled around and built him a sleigh out of old ice cream containers and hooked him up with some reindeer looking for a job... THANKS Aunty Gill!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

cat in the kennel


I bought this kennel for the dogs to keep them dry in the rain -they REFUSE to set foot inside but Fatcat is very happy...
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in the bag

The boys keep losing their expensive school swimming bags so I whipped these up with some quantex I have had forever. Was so pleased to even find a toggle for it. No guarantee they wont loose these too though!!
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

in a twist

Robs' class needed someone to sew tie-backs for their curtains, but I thought it would be more fun for the girls to make something themselves. I got them all to thread a string with beads, petals and straws and then plaited them into sets of three. So cheerful..
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more up my sleeve


Robs wearing all the sleeves!!!
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something up my sleeve


I have been inspired by everyone's ideas to reuse and recycle so we cut off the sleeves of all the winter long-sleeved t-shirts and converted them into short-sleeved shirts to extend the life-span of Robs favourite shirts for summer . The pink flower was made from the cut-off sleeve of the pink shirt! Pretty nifty..
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Saturday, November 7, 2009

on a roll


Got this pencil roll finished10 min AFTER the party endedthis morning for Rob's little friend -but got it delivered nevertheless!
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Monday, November 2, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

beary nice

This small disappearing 9-patch quilt was to try out my machine quilting skills -and although i think I broke every rule in the book, the Bears don't seem to mind!
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