Tuesday, August 26, 2014


OK, when you saw the heading did you think I was being "rowdy"?

No,  this is the name of the latest reindeers I have made from a pattern by  Old Road Primitives

The painted faces make them look so cute!  The instructions on how to paint the faces was very easy to follow.

Would you believe that these two reindeer have been stuffed and just waiting to have the faces painted for over 12 months, shame!

Oh well, at least they are finished now, and ready for the "Red Carpet Market Day" which is only 4 weeks away.

Until next time, from your non-rowdy blogger

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Felt Santa and Reindeer

This is the second Lizzie and Co pattern I  have completed this week.  They are so quick and easy, I think that has become my motto for my projects lately. I love getting fast results.

Again, made entirely from felt.  I even used felt buttons for his coat front, star on hat, and star on bottom of hat.  I used a "mid brown" felt for the reindeer this time, darker than the previous one and also added a little bit of fake fur between the ears.

Closeup of both the Santa & Reindeer

The sun is shining today, so I will be out in the garden, it is a pleasant change after all the cold weather.  What are you doing today?

Felt, felt buttons, chenille sticks, tiny black buttons (for eyes), rusty bells, and Santa's beard are all available from my online store


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Quirky Reindeer

I LOVE this pattern from Lizzie and Co. - made entirely from felt, it is fun and quirky

You can fill the boot full with nuts or chocolates, it would look fantastic on your Christmas table.
Only 4 pieces of felt are required, 2 for reindeers and 2 for boot, 2 chenille sticks for the antlers, so very economical to make.

Here is a closeup of the bigger reindeer on the left hand side.

Don't you love the look on his face? 

I love Christmas crafting and I have another Lizzie & Company pattern already cut out, this time a reindeer and Santa, again made in felt.

Till then


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Hanging Soldier Ornaments

After stripping some fabric together, these soldier ornaments were quickly completed.

Something different to hang on the tree this year

The idea for these little soldier ornaments were found on the Creativ Company website.

Agh, I wonder what next?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Christmas Elf

The Christmas Elf has been finished.  He has his hands full with lots of items that need to be painted?

I love the bright colours of his hat and pants, which is offset with the more muted green shade of his shirt.

The pattern is available for purchase from my online store - Cat 'n Cart Crafts - see here

I think I will make some small hanging christmas ornaments next

Have a good weekend, and fingers crossed we get the rain that is forecast, we really need it


Sunday, August 10, 2014

What A Week

What a week!  It started with all good intentions until I came down with a head cold.  I had a sore throat on Sunday and by the time Monday evening came around, I was feeling terrible.  I spent the next 4 days in bed, yes it was that bad!  I detest late winters colds, everyone around me seems to have it, and I thought I was going to get through winter without one, no such luck.  I am still a little congested, mainly when the cold evening air comes in, but definitely on the mend. 

Yesterday, Saturday I actually stayed up for the entire day, I sat in front of the TV and stuffed my "old St Nick" Santa from my last post.

I finished him off today, and although he doesn't look like the pattern cover photo, I was happy with the end result

Another Christmas project crossed off the list.  This is my next one - from my own  Cat 'n Cart Crafts designs, Xmas Elf.  A quick and easy project -  as there are no arms and legs in this pattern, you actually just stuff the shirt and trousers, sneaky!

Also - CONGRATULATIONS to Kate & Matt (my niece and her husband) who announced that they are expecting their first child.  Fantastic news.

Hope you had a great weekend and I certainly hope this cold will disappear completely this week, and I will be back to my normal self


Sunday, August 03, 2014

Christmas Reindeers Finished

The two reindeer that I had cut out yesterday have been completed, whoopee
Once they are stuffed they are very quick and easy to complete.  I have used upholstery fabric for the body and it has great texture and holds the form extremely well

The first is the cutest, in my opinion, light brown with Santa's bag on the side filled with goodies

The next one is in a darker upholstery fabric, and gives him an entirely different look.  I have made a felt stocking for this one.

Both so cute, here they are side by side so you can compare.

This reindeer pattern can be purchased from my online store, here

Now to get the washing on before I cut out another Christmas pattern

This one is next on my agenda - Olde St Nick from Country Friends.  The following photo is from the cover of the pattern, hope mine turns out as good?

Have you been crafty this weekend?

Saturday, August 02, 2014

Cold Winter Weekend

This weekend promises to be the coldest we have had so far this year, what a good excuse to stay indoors and sew, fingers crossed that is what happens.

I did manage to get one little finish this week.  These Christmas Cutlery holders have been waiting to have the bindings sewn on for over two weeks.

I loved how they turned out, and would love to make more.

From my own Cat 'n Cart Crafts designs, I  am ready to make two reindeers for the next Red Carpet Market Day to be held at the end of September.

They are all cut out and ready to be stuffed, this is my goal set for today

Hope you have a great day