Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Sewing Room

Can anyone else relate to this clipart - I sure can!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sewing For Breast Cancer patients

It has been a couple of years, since we have made the Breast Cancer Drain Bags, but the call came though that more was needed, which is really a shame however I was glad to get sewing again for this great cause.

I have finished off 12 bags already and decided this year that a little gift card would be nice popped into the bag for the recipient.  Card making is high on my list of little craft projects at the moment, so it was a good opportunity to make some on a smaller scale.  I loved how they turned out.

The bags have a variety of fabric themes, so hopefully they will cater to all tastes.
Close-up of braid insert - I still have a bit of these left over from a quilt that I started a number of years ago, so now they are being put to good use.
My friend, who does all the organising for the pickup and delivery of these bags has also made over 50 little seat belt pads for the breast cancer patients.  I think it would be a great idea to include one in every future bag I make, so I will take a photo of the next one I make.  This little pad just sits between the seat belt and the breast and can be used if you are either the driver or passenger to provide comfort.
Until next time

Monday, February 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Cindy

Hard to believe that Cindy is 1 today - she has bought such love and laughter to my life (not to mention my empty wallet) Would not give her back for anything

Look at those eyes- how can you resist


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Just Made It!

Well, the last day of the month, and I am just writing another post.  I have been busy and will show you the results in a couple of days (or two)

We celebrated Australia Day on Thursday January 26th and I had fun making some little treats for a party I was attending

It was a hot day, so nice cool jelly and watermelon were my treats of choice!

Caramello Koala in Gum Tree (Green Jelly) and Freddo Frog in Pond (Blue Jelly) .  As we were going to have these around the pool, I made them in plastic takeaway cups, just to be safe.

Then I used by Australia Map Cookie Cutter to cut out some shapes from the watermelon
Lots of fun.
I have already started making my Christmas Cards for this year.  What?  I hear you say?  Well, last year I was so rushed during November and December I decided to start early, and you have to admit this is "early".  Will post some photos soon.
February tomorrow already.  The days are going so quickly.  I have to say, Cindy has had a health free month, so I am so pleased about that!.  We start some training next month, a little late, but it was extremely difficult to find a trainer within a 100 klm radius of where I live.  She has naughty traits already, so hopefully we can correct them with training, nothing serious, just naughty. 
Until next time

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Welcome 2017

Well, I have made a promise to myself this year to ensure that I have at least one blog post per month.  Last year my blog was neglected badly.  Five days into the new year, and all I have to show is a photo of my beautiful puppy Cindy, nearly 11 months old now.

I have had visitors staying over the Christmas - New Year period, so I did not even venture into the craft room.  Then my first sewing job, will be mending, unfortunately.  Things I have been putting off for a number of months. 
I have plans to use up a lot of my fabric this year, making charity quilts and bags.  So once everything gets back to normal (or as close to normal as possible) I am making a start.
Do you make plans at the start of the year?  Do you follow through?

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Bandana Bibs

A friend posted on Facebook about the bibs she was making for a relative, and I thought what a great idea.

We will have two little ones this year, my great nephew - 22 months old, and my great niece, only 10 months old.

So I pulled out some Christmas fabric and made them each two little bandana bibs.

Nice and festive for Christmas dining for the little ones.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Crafting

It has been so long since I have used my sewing machine, so it was with great delight that I made my niece a Christmas Reindeer .  This is one of my own patterns and is quick and easy to make and I just love the finished result.

Do you believe I do not even have one of these reindeers in my own Christmas display.  I think every time I make one, someone else wants it.  No more excuses, I must make another. Whether or not it gets done for this year, is another story.
Are you ready for Christmas